What are the benefits of de-shielding a bearing


#1

What are the benefits of de-shielding a bearing and will it work on a kk or spec bearing


#2

Easier to do maintenance on.

For the most part, any yoyo bearing with a shield can have the shield removed. That includes KK, CenterTrac, Trifeca, SPEC, whatever.

Yes, there are exceptions.


(kclejeune) #3

You can de shield pretty much any bearing. Pry off the C ring and tap it out. The benefits is that it’s easier to clean, the cons are that it gets crap stuck in it more easily.


#4

Another benefit is that you get the satisfaction of getting the stinking C clip out after 20 minutes. ;D


#5

Fixed.


#6

Mostly just easier access to the balls (yes, you may laugh) of the bearings. Much easier to do some maintanence on it ie. Lubing, Cleaning, etc.