[SHIMANO] 17 SAHARA Line Roller 1 Bearing Kit

[SHIMANO] 17 SAHARA Line Roller 1 Bearing Kit

Our Selling Price: US$12.32 - US$16.39

Prices vary according to options.



* The commercial product is the tuning kit, Not the fishing reel.
* Please select bearing type.

SHG bearing

The high-sensitive bearing whose rotary performance is terrific is for professional use.
The products were carefully selected by hand work from the crowd of other bearings.
The rotational performance is superior to HRCB, and there is no rival for its ultimate smoothness.
This is the bearing to tune up for professional-use.
It is very suitable for a high sensitivity reel to challenge by delicate tackle.

HRCB bearing

The new technique that metal itself is hard to get rusty very much by special manufacturing method is adopted.
The bearing is resistance to salt water.
And the derusting performance is more than ten times compared with SHG.
It makes rotation feeling like silky smoothness that's quite unique to HEDGEHOG STUDIO.
That helps tough fishing situation that requires both rotation performance and durability in a high level.
It is the next-generation anti-rust bearings for Salt Water angler.

How to choose bearings

SHG bearing : for freshwater fishing such as Bass/Trout or fishing which attaches importance to sensitivity by using light weight lures

HRCB bearing : for overall saltwater fishing which attaches importance to anti-rust effect
(Although you can use SHG bearing on saltwater fishing, HRCB bearing is more suitable because of its durability.)

It is the Full set of tuning kit consists of :
High-performance bearing / Peculiar parts / instructions
This one is for beginner tuners. We prepare and send all the necessary items.
* Please prepare drivers or pliers yourself.


* Adding 1 bearing is possible by the kit.

for 1 Bearing Line Roller System
Line Roller Bearing ( SHG-740ZZ or HRCB-740ZHi ) 1pc
Roller Bush ( for 1BB ) 1pc
Roller washer ( 0.8mm ) 2pcs

Illustration Manual


1000, C2000S, C2000HGS, 2500, 2500HGS, C3000, C3000HG, C3000DH, 4000, 4000XG, C5000XG


for 1 Bearing Line Roller System

If the line roller is genuine, it does not contain any bearings, so it is possible to add one new bearing to make a 1BB specification line roller.
(17 SAHARA is only 1BB specification because it is structurally impossible to put two bearings in the line roller.)

The better the rotation of the line roller, the less likely it is that the yarn will twist, so the suppleness of the yarn will be maintained, and durability and flight distance will also improve.

How to install

* The explanation is given using 16 NASCI as an example.

First, remove the screws that secure the line roller and disassemble it.

The parts at the top of the photo are genuine products.
Replace the parts surrounded by the red frame with the parts included in the kit and reattach.

First, fit the bearing into the roller bush that comes with the kit.

Next, install the parts assembled earlier into the line roller body.
At this time, pay attention to the orientation of each part.

Attach the line roller body that incorporates the parts to the reel.
Also at this time, pay attention to the orientation of the parts.

If there is no problem, it can be installed as shown in the picture.

Attach the genuine white plastic ring to the part indicated by the arrow.

Stack the two metal washers included in the kit and install them in the part indicated by the arrow in the photo (inside the line roller body).

Attach the genuine metal spacer to the arrow part of the reel body.

Finally, raise the arm so that each part does not fall apart, and fix it again with screws to complete the work.
Check if the line roller rotates properly.
If it does not rotate properly, disassemble it again and check that each part is properly installed.


The difference between the bearings of HEDGEHOG STUDIO and the bearings generally sold.

Almost of all bearings that you can purchase in hardware stores or online stores at cheap price are made for industrial use.

Since industrial bearings are made on the assumption that those are rotated by electric motor, fitting them into a reel as they are causes "heavy and rough" rotation.

Reel is handled by human hands.
Turning the handle by human hands… in other words turning the bearing by our hands.
Therefore different quality from the industrial bearing rotated by a motor is asked for here.

The bearing of HEDGEHOG STUDIO is Japanese-made product tuned up in consideration of fitting it in a reel.
If you take in your hand, turn and compare the bearing of HEDGEHOG STUDIO with an industrial-use bearing, you will immediately understand the overwhelming difference in smoothness.


Q:I'm tyring to tune a spinning reel for the first time. Isn't it difficult to do that if not used to it?

A:Although quite a few our customer are worried about it, most of those who tried it once said that was very easy to finish up.
With clear instructions, there is almost no inquiry about installation from customers after purchasing.

Q:Why does the kit include just 1 Line Roller bearing despite the kit is for "2 Bearing Line Roller System"?

A:Some kits include just 1 bearing for "2 Bearing Line Roller System".
It means that the reel has 1 line roller bearing originally and the original bearing is to be used as the other one for the 2 bearing system. (Then it comes to 2 beairngs.)
(The original bearing + one bearing with the kit = 2)
"2 Bearing Line Roller System" is NOT for all types of spinning reel.
See compatibility.

Q:Some kits do not include bearings for every systems.
For example, the kit for OLD CERTATE doesn't have bearing for line roller and handle knob.
Why is that?

A:In some types of reel, bearing cannot be added for all of the bearing systems.
In case of OLD CERTATE, it originally has 1 line roller bearing and 2 handle knob bearings already, and one more bearing cannot be added to line roller.
As to Drag System, the reel, which has no bearing in spool, can accept 1 bearing (not 2 bearings) to be added.
That's to say that all you are supposed to do for "Full Bearing" tuning of OLD CERTATE is to add just 1 bearing to spool shaft for Drag System.
It depends on the type of reel. So please check the compatibility.
When you click on the name of your reel type, you will see which bearing system you can get for your reel and what you should get for the systems.