kk bearing responsive?


(Ryan) #1

today i just cleaned my kk bearing with lighter fluid and spin it on top of a pencil for 5 minutes to dry it.then i put some thin lube and again spin it on a pencil but the weird thing is that when i palay with it it is responsive?does this ever happen to anybody and how do i prevent this?


#2

How much thin lube did you put? You only need a tiny, tiny drop in your bearing.


#3

Don’t worry - all bearings are like this after you clean them. You have to break it in after a while.

Anyway, for now, I suggest clean it again, but put a smaller drop of thin lube in. Also, try to use Mineral Spirits, because lighter fluid has something in it that can leave behind a sticky residue, which can slow the bearing down.

Have Fun Throwing,
~Samad


(Ryan) #4

a drop


(Ryan) #5

and also my bearing now i dont know why doesnt spin that long cause i remember the first time i got it i could do about 25 matrixs but now i can only do 12 because of the spin time…im planning to buy 10 ball bearing but where do you buy it?


#6

That is way too big. Clean it again with mineral spirits, then drop a small drop onto a needle, then put the tiny bit left into the bearing.

Its because of two reasons - One: You put way to much lube in there. Two: You have to break it in.


(Ryan) #7

how long does it take to break in?
and anyway thanks samad cause now its spinning longer


#8

Depends on how much you play with it. Kepp playing, and you will notice it will be better.