After such a stunning success with our old idler gear kits, we thought, hey, why not step this up a notch. The result? An idler gear that is our lightest and FASTEST yet!
Check out the skeletonized Super Porting! We have removed as much material as possible while still keeping the strength and integrity of this gear. It just doesn't get any lighter than this.
These idler gears have 2 ABEC 7 bearings (supplied), giving you a longer, smoother cast. Idler will fit a most classic round Abu reels from 4000 up to 6600 size. Original PN# is 5152, this kit replaces PN# 5152 Idler gear. This kit will not fit any newer Abu that uses 23404 and 23403 idler and spool gear.
- Ported idler gear machined for bearings
- 2 stainless bearings (ceramic Hybrid available in options)
- 1 bearing spacer for tuning
- 4490 c-clip in case you lose it or don't have one.
See videos below for old idler gear removal instructions AND the Spin Test video!
**Please note: these idlers will not work in a few models, such as the UC series which take the 23293 idler gear. (the teeth are a different profile) Also, with older model reels, you will not need the spool gear as yours will be a different style.
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Works great! With this kit installed my old 2500C casts 10% longer than with the original idler gear. A bit noisy but not a problem.
Best dual bearing cog wheels
on the market.
this idler gear is well made and fast. this idler gear is a must for your ambassadeur reel. smoother and much faster casting. great products, great prices and a great company.
Doubles the casting distance on all my reels
Nice for 1500/2500 size reels. For bigger reels I think they are overkill.
Great product. Very easy to install. This part coupled with the dual bearing worm gear kit makes a low end 6500 C3 cast like some of the higher end models. Definitely worth the money. I will buy again in the future.
Like I said....it makes your reel wicked fast. I figured for the extra few bucks I got ceramic bearings too
If you fish clear water and/or pressured fish then 10 feet means a lot. The Abu Ambassadeur 5k and 6k reels are reliable and now a tune -up with Mikes Dual Bearing Idler kit can keep you casting effectively at longer distances. Installation is easy even if you havent been inside your reel very often. It took me longer to take out my OEM cog wheel w/ no bearings than it did to install Mikes Kit. Next time I will sharpen my Xacto knife before I start to remove the collar on the top of the cog wheel.
For 20 bucks you really can't go wrong ... I'm not saying you need this for your reel to work properly but it will make everything move smoothly and its also just fun to tell your friend you have 2 more bearings more than they do and let's face it 20 bucks for bragging rights is definitely worth it