I've been throwing a C3 Capless and i love it. But I've been having problems with the stock bearing sporadically making a lot of noise. It will be working find one throw, and then the next throw it will make a sound like a machinical pencil in an electric sharpener. Sometimes it will go away by itself, sometimes i just de-shield it and put it back together, the extreme is a full cleaning.
Which brings us to chapter 2:
I bought a Twisted Trifecta Bearing because my partner in yoyoing purchased a concave bearing and I really liked the smooth, balanced, quiet play. I get it very quickly (thanks to YoyoExpert) throw it in my Capless and start practicing. everything seems fine other then a quiet whistling sound which I’ve written off as character. Then literally 3-4 throws later it starts making a similar grinding sound as the previous bearing. So I remove it, clean it in acetone, lube it w/ YYF, and I’m back in business. But it still sporadically will just start screeching at me, so I go through the same motions as i did before (short of a full cleaning) and it usually ceases. (ill note it happens about once a day.)
Today I noticed that it may be cause by the bearing its self actually popping out of position ever so slightly. I push it in, i hear a minuscule click and the noise stops and the bearing spins clean.
Is this something that just happens? its a Size C bearing, which is what the Capless uses. i will say that it is a lot easier to remove then the stock bearing was.
This is a pretty lengthy explanation, but i wanted to give all the facts to help you come up with your opinions.
Any help would be great.
Thanks All! -Tyler
(i clean my bearings probably every 3 weeks with moderate use.)