cleaning a bearing


#1

what should I use to clean a Yomega Raider bearing?


#2

It’s the same all across the board. Mineral spirits, lighter fluid, or acetone. Then put a little bit of thin lube. (It will be sort of responsive after you add lube, but you just have to break it in)


#3

Also, does the Raider have a c-ring? I can’t seem to find one.


#4

Any bearing that has a shield has a c ring. You need a needle. Then look very carefully around the edge and you’ll see a small black gap. You want to try and see which end is further up then get under that side with the need and it will pop out. I suggest putting your finger on the shield so that when it pops out it won’t fly away.


#5

I’ve never been able to find the ring on those. Best bet is just to pry the shield out and throw it away.

Not really. Some don’t.


#6

That’s probably true, I’ve just never seen one in my experiences.


#7

Too late. I all ready broke the bearing.


#8

Broke the bearing? Or the shield?


#9

How did you break the bearing?

More info?


#10

OK, if you have a hobby shop in town that sells RC cars or helicopters, head on over and buy a new bearing:
.156 x .312 x .125 in. (std)
4 x 8 x 3 mm (metric)


#11

thanks. do any of you know how to get a bearing without c-rings off?


#12

That was described recently.

It seemed rather violent. You have to be able to pull up a portion of the shield, then use pliers to yank it off/tear it out. I’m not sure if the shields are permanently attached, or were just made in a way where removal was a one-way process.