Lubing Help


#1

Hey guys,
I have a raider and cleaned the bearing :stuck_out_tongue: and now it’s unresponsive. I’d like to know any ways to make it responsive without having to buy some thick lube. Any Ideas?

Thanks


#2

I guess put some like oil in it? Or a ton of thin lube. Or any household lubricant.


#3

Vaseline?

3 in 1 oil?

Grease?

Seriously, buy some thick and thin lube, so you can “dial it in” to preferences. I recommend the YYJ products because it’s designed that way. The thick lube is designed to be broken down by the thin lube. In one video, I had to sit thought 5 minutes of video for the guy to say “2 drops of YYJ thick lube, then 1 drop of thin lube” to get to where he likes it. He claimed it was faster to make a 5 minute video than type up a shorter than “twitter” suggestion.

I know, it’s $10, plus the shipping. That’s why I bundle my accessories into larger purchases. I’m paying shipping anyways, why not just tack in the small stuff? It ain’t gonna be extra for shipping.


#4

unscented baby oil. pretty much the same thing as thick lube! you can buy it at your local walgreens or rite aid or whatever! :stuck_out_tongue:
(only costs like $5 for a gargantuan bottle. plus it make your skin soft and smooth LOL NO [but seriously it is baby oil so ya :slight_smile: ] )


#5

Thanks.
I’ll have to try that. That should help with my looping problem.

Thanks :smiley:


#6

Can you tell me haow much and how to put it on that would help.


#7

How much depends on the state of the bearing.

If you have the shields off, then much less lube. If shielded, try half a drop and see how that works. Add more in tiny amounts regardless. It’s always better to add less at a time, than MORE and then have to clean it out and start over.

There’s no “definitive right way”. I think people can agree that as long as you’re doing stuff in a manner where you have control over the amount and where it’s going, that’s what’s most important.


#8

Does canola oil work for thick lube? If it does please tell me because I really need some.


#9

Sure, I guess.

I don’t use food-grade products in my yoyos.

I’m more of a “the right tool for the job” kind of person.