Broken Protostar spacers.


#1

So I eventually got the bearing off the yoyo, but now I think the real problem is the spacers. How in the world do I get them out of the yoyo, and where can I buy new ones? Even YoyoFactory’s website doesn’t have them.
???


#2

get a needle and pry them out. Email "Contact@yoyoexpert.com" and ask them where you can buy new ones.


#3

The spacers aren’t supposed to come out of the yoyo.
Leave them in there.


#4

I need to replace them.


#5

What exactly happened to them


#6

They are rubbing against the bearing, I believe. When I spin the bearing extremely hard, it spins only for 1-2 seconds.


#7

It could be the bearing. Is there any damage on the spacers?


#8

Yes. They are nocked and stripped. If the bearing is the problem, I am planning on ordering 2 new bearings anyway, and I oiled the bearing, cleaned it, and it still has too much friction.
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#9

I can’t really see any damage from the pictures. I could be wrong though.
What did you clean the bearing with? Also, after cleaning a bearing, it will be responsive for a little, and will need breaking in time.


#10

Well, perhaps a bit responsive, but 2 seconds? I think his bearing is messed up. Yes, what did you clean it with?


#11

Just some thin lube.


#12

You’re going to want to clean the bearing by soaking it in mineral spirits. If there’s gunk in the bearing, thin lube won’t always clean it out.

Take a look at this for more information: http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,871.0.html

If you have more questions, ask away.


#13

The Yoyoexpert is helping me get some new spacers, and I think it’s a spacer problem. I’ll clean the bearing also. Thanks for all the help. ;D