Desperate plea for help.


#1

So…

I just was trying to take the bearing out of my Genesis, (Darn tight seats)

and the bearing I had in it shattered!

Could someone give me a bearing? Like for free? I don’t know…

Also,

The inside of the bearing is stuck on the seat. Should I put the half in the freezer? Would that make it come off?


#2

What were you doing to remove the bearing? Pliers? Why did you need to remove the bearing?

I really recommend a bearing puller. The YYF multi-tool one is fine for most bearings, but when they are really stuck, there are better bearing pullers, such as:

http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/603/X-Cube-Bearing-Removal-Tool

Also, I’m hearing too many stores of the bearings being way too tight to the seat. Tolerances and performance claims aside, I don’t see the need for that kind of tightness. I have some yoyos that are smooth as glass, yet take them apart and the bearing falls out. Pop a bearing back in, screw back together, same “smooth as glass” play and performance.


#3

Yeah,

I know of the bearing remover, I lost mine.

I was going to silicone it so that’s why I wanted to get it out.

I don’t know the name of what I used but…  I know it had way to much pressure, that’s why it shattered.

Yes, I know the tightness of the bearing has nothing to do with smoothness.  But I don’t know why it’s so tight. :stuck_out_tongue:

Should I put it in the freezer?


(George Wollaston) #4

Sorry, I really would help you out, but there’s a bit of a pond separating our two countries…


#5

At this point, it can’t hurt. All you need to do is remove the inner race. Freeze away!


#6

Hello

If you manage to get the remainder of the bearing off the seat of the YoYo, P.M. me your address & I will send you a bearing. I assume you are using the wide bearing & not the narrow bearing right ?

I would certainly find a proper bearing tool though or this will inevitably happen again.

Michael


#7

For my YYF’s, I Tend to sand down the bearing seat a bit. Sure, it detracts from looks, but I believe that it is worth it, and it helps in the long run. :slight_smile:


#8

I got the inside of it out!

I may try to sand the bearing seat down a little bit.

Thanks guys!


#9

Woah!!!

I just got something in the mail…

I thought it was just going to be a replacement starburst response (my bro’s were broken (well he thinks so) when he got his Speed Dial.

But…

Stickman, (does he work at YYE?) sent 4, yes I mean 4, c sized ball bearing with it!!

I can not express my thanks enough.

This is amazing!

Thank you Stickman and YYE!


#10

This is some good advice. I’ve used 1000 grit sandpaper to do the same and have found that a little sanding goes a long way and most of the time, I don’t really notice a change to the finish. But in the end it really does save you from some serious frustration.


#11

I had a similar problem with my Yuuksta… I ended up breaking the bearing (by accident) in a bench vise, it popped right off :smiley: (with a big crack running down the side of the bearing the yuuksta was fine tho), did you by any chance pull when you removed the bearing? Also, as a recomendation for a bearing removal tool. the x^3 one is amazing i really like it.


#12

i have a yyf removal tool.

i’m fine now, everything is set.

thanks.