Why does my speeder kill bearings?!?!?!?


(Johnny rocks!!!) #1

I put in a brand spanking new YYJ speed bearing in my speeder, and on like the fifth throw of the new bearing’s life it turned responsive. So, i checked the bearing, and it didn’t spin freely at all. So after that i gave it a VERY good cleaning, and it still is felling like it cutting something when ever i spin it. This isn’t the first time this happend, this has been happening ever sense i first got it!
Also, the bearing seat is very very clean. Do any of you have any Idea why this is happening?
Also, do you think i should e-mail yoyojam about this?


#2

i would definetly e-mail yoyojam


#3

this happened on some of my new yoyos too. i belive yyj got a bad shippment of bearings with defective shields that let things in it. i have tried to email yoyojam and all they say is to clean the bearing. put the bearing near ur ear and listen to it carefully if u hear any sctratching or grinding clean it again and email yoyojam concerning a defective bearing


(Johnny rocks!!!) #4

But see, this has happend to all the bearings i put in it, being YYF, or YYJ and it just kills the bearings, And they never work the same!


#5

Probably the bearing seat is really tight, and it has some dents or scratches in it, so when you put a bearing in, it’s too much for it and kills it. I really don’'t like Yoyojam for a lot of reasons, and this is juts more, wow.


#6

The only thing that can be happening is debris is getting your bearing. There is no way for your speeder to kill a bearing. At all.


(Johnny rocks!!!) #7

But wouldn’t the debris come out when i cleaned it?


#8

Depends. Sometimes it takes a few cleanings and a good blowing out every time.


#9

there could be loose excess plastic in the bearing seat. i’ve seen this on a few yoyojams recently that were returned. just take some tweezers and a small knife and clean out any plastic that looks like it doesn’t belong


#10

Well hello Steven. How is that Dreadnaught? lol Did you ever find another one to do 3a with?

Back to the problem. I have seen that too. Those can be cleaned out and removed from a bearing with air. I totally forgot about that. They are like slivers.