should I clean a new kk bearing?


#1

Im going to get a kk bearing (non-ceramic) for my 888, and I was just wanted to know if I should clean it or not. Thanks


#2

If you have patience: Break it in.
If you don’t have patience: Clean it.

That’s as simple as it gets.


(D@§h!zn!t) #3

I think KKs come already cleaned.


(Shisaki) #4

I say you shoulda gotten a 10ball but thats my prefference. I think cleaning it and playing it dry is best for bearings cuz it will give them verrryy long spin times.


#5

Even if they do, they still have tons of lube or something in there. I cleaned a new one, and it made a big difference.


(D@§h!zn!t) #6

Who did you order your KK from?


#7

YYE.


(D@§h!zn!t) #8

Wow. Maybe a fluke in the lubing process at the factory?


#9

Doubt it. One of my friend’s KK’s came like that too.


(D@§h!zn!t) #10

Oh, well I myself had a problem with my KK but it wasn’t so minor. lol


#11

Back on topic, I would say just play with it. It’ll play well enough at first and then it’ll play great once it’s broken in. If you do clean it, put no more than a drop of lube in it to help keep the bearing lasting longer.


(D@§h!zn!t) #12

It doesn’t matter how much lube he puts in. The extra lube will work out during play.