Once again my bearing give me greif >:(


#1

As far as cleaning bearings go, I’ve never been able to get what I want for results… I’ve tried using mineral spirits to clean them, and I’ve tried using soapy water and a tooth brush to scrub it clean… But it seem no matter what I do I can’t get my bearings unresponsive enough. I can usually get it back to my hand without binding with a few tugs of about 4-6 inches, which is especially problematic when I’m doing whip tricks… Any suggestions on how to make it DEAD unresponsive?


(M.DeV1) #2

yoyojam bearing lube would probably help lots. maybe your reponse pads were laid in wrong. whic his uncommon but could happen.


#3

Response pads are fine and I have lube, but thanx for mentioning the pads, I didn’t think about that


(M.DeV1) #4

well what yoyo are you using?


#5

This time it’s a protostar with a center track bearing


#6

Actually, play with it a bit. Do more Gyro Flops to help it break in. And correctly put in a bit of lube if you feel it’s cranky. Play with it for a long time. But if it still doesn’t work it’s hard to solve. The same case happened to my PGM.


(M.DeV1) #7

agreed. putr the yoyo through its paces for a good 2 hours if thats dosent help well then your in quite a pickle.


#8

I’ll try that, but idk how well that will work, I’ve played it nonstop for 2 days and it hasn’t given me any trouble…


(M.DeV1) #9

well if this yoyo is new then you need to get it past that awkward break in period. every yoyo has one. some last 10 minutes some last 7 days.


#10

Gyro Flops also help the break in process faster.

You know, you’re not the only one, as he ^ said, they have an awkward period.


#11

Use lighter fluid to clean them… Anything with water will just rust the bearing.

Just saying.


#12

How much time do you let them dry out?
Try at least 12 hours, I found out that it’s much better that way. Also, the best cleaning fluid I found is Zippo lighter filling


#13

It is NOT the yoyo that has break in periods.it is the bearing. we dont want misinfo spread…

i let my bearings dry 5 mins. you dont need to let it dry… spin as dry as possible on a pencil, set it on a paper towel for 5 minutes, and start throwing.


#14

This is what I do when I clean my bearings:

After soaking in mineral spirits for 15 minutes a side(I remove it from the mineral spirits, spin it a few times, put it back in flipped over), I put it on a paper towel for around 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, I’ll spin the bearing again for a couple of minutes, then use compressed air to blow it out further. Spin for a little bit more, more compressed air, spin again. Then I put the shields back on(I hate doing that!), drop of thin lube, spin for a couple of minutes, put the yoyo back together.


#15

The good news is, I’m not in a pickle… After another good scrubbing and drying, it began working fine again, and thank you all for your suggestions