Cleaning my BK Bearings


#1

I have two Duncan Bearing Kings. One I keep set up as fixed axle, the other set as a bearing tip. This is the one I’m talking about.

The stock spin kinda blows. I took out the two bearings and then I did my typical cleaning treatment that I do with bearings:

Mineral spirits bath, dried thoroughly, then in acetone. Repeat. This time, Terrapin X treat BOTH bearings.

You MUST do this!! I can’t do much but the top spin for over a minute and when I picked it up it was still going strong. Wow!! Even just cleaning the bearings out completely was a massive improvement, but then adding the Terrapin X treatment: wow!

I’m gonna spend more time on spin tops. I want to work up to the Sophia I have.


#2

If you are careful and experienced with that kind of thing, as you obviously are, you can really dial in a BK. They are great tops for the money.
Sometimes you get lucky and don’t need to work on the bearings, but
usually it helps. I don’t know if I would advise a person to do it if they hadn’t had a bit of experience messing with yoyos and stuff though.
I love my BKs, I have a couple that Takeshi modded, and they are awesome.


#3

theroybit(member here) showed me spin tops. Got me started on them. They are pretty easy to take apart and maintain. I’d say if someone feels comfortable taking apart a yoyo and doing maintenance, a Bearing King isn’t that much of a stretch.

Yeah, for $12, they are really good. Not sure about competition but great for beginners and people just wanting to have fun.