Consequenses of running a bearing dry?


#1

I’ve been running my KK bearing dry since I got it, and haven’t yet seen any negative effects. Is it okay to keep it like this? Or should I put some lube on it? What are the differences in performance, do lubed bearings spin longer?


#2

Negative effects include:
Noisier Bearing
Bearing dying quicker


#3

positive effects:
noisier bearing, (ucwhutaididthar?)
less responsive (in general)


#4

Actually, a correctly lubed bearing is just as unresponsive as a dry bearing. Though lube creates response, but after breaking in, it’s perfectly fine.


#5

OG! I have to agree with skeletons333. Excellent answer.