Supernova Problem


#1

I recently got a 2012 Supernova and the bearing seat is the tightest I’ve ever encountered. The bearing it came with had little green string pieces stuck in it, this was before I ever put a string on it. I tried using the multi tool, nothing. Didn’t try pliers because I ruined a super g in the past doing that. What do I do? Also, I don’t have a 1/4" drill bit and won’t have one for a week or so. I may have to wait until then to use my Supernova. I tried the freezer thing, too. Any advice?


#2

How long did you put it in the freezer? Try putting it in longer. Once you do that try taking the multitool it came with and move it in a circular motion.


#3

I put it in for about 30 minutes. I’ll try again but longer, thanks.


#4

Its not a long time that you need, the steel and aluminum will contract simiular amounts but the aluminum will shrink faster. So put it in 10 minutes at a time till you find it looser, as well as some penetraiting oil can help. Using a bearing removal tool is best, but YYF’s is not the best one out there. Good luck.


#5

Took me a long time to get the bearing out of my supernova, it took me a couple of months of on and off trying. Just keep trying and it will come out.


#6

Just got it off! Thanks for the advice everyone!