KK bearing


#1

I was looking to get a KK bearing for a couple of my yoyos. My question is this, will this decrease the smoothness at all? Or make them especially loud?

Thanks


#2

The short answer is “No.”

A kk is as smooth as any bearing. The sound of a bearing depends on if you lube it or not. Dry bearings make noise, lubed ones generally don’t.


#3

jhb is right and also, just search for kk bearing in the forums…there are tons of the same type of topics as this one. I just wish that people would use the search button more.


#4

Also, the shape and how the bearing seats can affect how noisy a bearing can be. The bell-like shape of some yoyos can actually amplify the sound a bit.

I find most yoyos are fairly quiet these days. I have enough to compare with. If ym DM2 had both caps tight, it would be almost silent. All my CLYW’s are dead silent. My 54 and MMN needs to have a 10-ball in there(the guys sold them to me with a YYF bearing installed), but my Code ONE is silent. my Protostar is a bit noisy.

I have a KK bearing. Maybe I should use it in something.


#5

thanks everyone…I think I am going to get one to try