Deshielding Yomega Bearing


#1

I just picked up a Yomega HyperWarp Heavy Wing (just for fun), and it was too responsive, so I decided to clean the bearing. However, I’m not sure how to deshield Yomega bearings. Can somebody please explain to me how to deshield the bearing?


#2

Mostly you just have to pry it out. I’ve had some very limited success removing the “C” ring but it’s really iffy at best.


#3

Thanks, but where do I pry it out from? It’s not much of a normal c-clip. It has 9 little grooves in the clip-like thing. Is there a certain area I have to pry it out from?

I’m experienced with removing standard shields with the c-clip and shield setup, but the Yomega setup just threw me off.


#4

Bump


#5

I really need to clean that gritty bearing…bump


#6

im gonna give you a bump… my yomega bearing is in bad shape too…


#7

Another bump.


#8

Kinda funny how no one has any experience on yomega.


#9

OK, by “pry it out” I mean just get under the shield and pry it out. Don’t worry about the “c” ring. You won’t be putting the shields back in.


#10

I honestly don’t think the bearings they use in those have clips. I just use a very sharp needle type punch and plke a hole in it and then pry it out using that hole. It’s a tricky ordeal. Be careful you don’t hit the tool too hard to make the hole.


#11

im just gonna not clean mine… :wink:


#12

You can still clean it with the shields on. Just let it soak for a while. Shaking the jar to stir things up. then lay your bearing on paper to help get all the solvent out. It works just fine.


(liviooo) #13

Here’s a video that can help: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9rApGeK9DQk

Two things though:

  1. I suggest that you definitely take the shields off of the bearing.

  2. do NOT put a whole drop of lube onto the bearing. Use a needle or something small like that and drop a TINY drop onto it. Then, touch one or two balls with it.

Hope I helped! :wink:


(liviooo) #14

If you look very carefully, there is a really small gap where you can use a sharp and small object such as a needle to pry it out.


#15

Like I said, this bearing doesn’t have a c-clip. It’s different.

Thanks to everyone. I will now attempt to pry of the shield itself…oh gosh.


#16

I think we all implied that in our posts about just prying out the shields. Maybe we need to be more explicit next time.