Shims cause vibe


(Cinimod105) #1

I tried putting a 0.35mm shim on each side of my Legacy and it started vibing. Is this normal?


#2

If they are not perfectly round, yes. I had homemade ones in my X-Con that were not round and it vibed like crazy. Also make sure you didn’t crush the shim because that will cause it to vibe too.


#3

buy shims, like mike said, make them round

or, if you are like me, you may have been too afraid of overtightening, is it completely tight?


#4

A legacy doesnt need any shims it already has a big gap.


(Cinimod105) #5

I have checked. It is completely tight and the shims were store-bought, but the legacy still vibes.
@yoyoz1
I put shims as I still felt that the gap was not wide enough.


#6

Try deshieding the bearing.


#7

Deshielding the bearing will do NOTHING to the gap.


#8

The shims aren’t supposed to touch the bearing shields if I remember correctly


#9

Take out the shims. If it vibes, then it might be your yoyo. Taking off the shields may help…

and I don’t think the shims need to be circular… I made 2 out of credit cards.


#10

What I meant is deshielding the bearing with the shims on the yoyo.


#11

Ive never had vibe problems using shims, even ones ive made from gift cards, but if you really dont like the yyj shims dif-e-yo makes metal shims that are more precise than the yyj ones, im not sure if yye carries them though


#12

best shims are merk shims


#13

Make your own??? Credit Cards+Hole Puncher+Scissors