How can i break in my bearings quickly?


#1

I have a couple of bearings that have been cleaned and lubed with gorillius lubricus, which from my experience takes a LONG time to break in, and i need to break them in quickly. Does anyone know any techniques to quickly break in a bearing?


#2

Throw a yoyo! ;D

Or you could clean it and put a minuscule amount of lube on the bearing. Take a needle and put some lube on the tip of it. Touch one or two balls in the bearing.

Then throw the yoyo and break it in!


#3

What happins if the bearing breaks in?


#4

^
All bearings are different some may spin longer some may get smoother some may get completely unresponsive


#5

get a dill and find a dill bit put the drill bit in reverse and put the bearing on the bit and spin that till it playable


#6

Don’t do this. It can destroy a bearing.


#7

i forgot to mention this in person, but spin it with canned air! itll take SOME of the lube out, but since i have experience playing with your phenom and dna first hand, i think you have enough lube in there! :wink: i belive the lube left in the bearing should suffice. i did this to all my bearings when i still had my canned air -____-


#8

I heard doing Gyro flops a lot can help break it in a bit. never tried it.


#9

I find power drills to be too slow. I use a spindle that can hit 40,000rpm and stack a bunch of bearings on it for the TX treatment process.


#10

Maybe that’s why my bearings always break in so quickly. I just do a lot of gyro flops because they’re fun to do.

Yuki