wobbling yoyo/Starlite mod/fix?


#1

I have a starlite that wobbles in a really weird way. It wobbles and then spins normally and then wobbles then spins normally, and repeats. how often the pattern repeats depends on the speed it is spinning. I cant figure out why this happens but it is a really beat up yoyo.

I attached one side to a dv888 and tested it and it works fine, no vibe or wobble
i cant try the other side because theres a long axle attached but i think this side is the problem.

the yoyo is not off balanced and the two sides are parallel as far as i can tell.
the spacers that the bearing are suppose to lock on doesnt keep the bearing locked (i can take the bearing off without pliers) but idk if that helps. I scratched up the spacers with pliers when i was working with this yoyo so the spacers are kinda weird.

other than that i dont see anything else wrong with it so idk why it doesnt spin straight. :frowning:

any suggestions?
i might post pictures of what it looks like when if i find my camera


#2

maybe the problem is in your spacers


(Shisaki) #3

Hold your finger up to it, does it stop? If not then contact YYF


#4

Try making sure the spacers are nice and snug against the bearing.
Also, tighten the arrows so they meet.
If there is still a vibe, do what Shisaki Mentioned; Contact YYF


#5

So I have a broken starlite (wobbles really badly) where there is a problem with the spacers (cant be removed and is in bad shape caused by pliers) so I would like to take it apart and see if I can change it in any way so that I would still have the outside/glow in the dark parts, but spins perfectly.

I know that the problem has to do with the middle parts (spacers or axel or idk :stuck_out_tongue: ) but I cant do anything about it since none of the pieces would move. I took this from someone else who glued it in i think. The sides are ok since if i attach a dv888 half to it, it spins fine.

So would it be possible to change the middle of the yoyo and replacing it with something cheap but spins well?


#6

I could turn it into a small bearing.


#7

sounds nice, how would I do that?


#8

spacers are deformed and doesnt secure the bearing. When I tried to take them out they were cut and bent by my pliers. Basically, the spacers are in really bad shape but i cant take them out.


#9

Dude sounds like its better for u just to buy a new Starlite. Starlites are cheap and awesome in performance, but quality is bad. U get wat u paid for in quality. So just buy a new one


#10

I have other yoyos, just wanted to see if I can fix this for fun


#11

Then it’s probably the spacers causing the problem. Only solution is to get them out and replace them. Are they jammed in the shell or stuck on the bearing?


#12

they’re on the yoyo


#13

It’s pulsates then.
my protostar use to be had pulse like that, i change the spacer, and it worked nice.
there still some vibe, but it much better now.
maybe same thing would work for you as well.


#14

See if you can insert something in the hole in the center and try to wiggle/pry them out similar to using a bearing removal tool to get a bearing off.


#15

I got it out, now what?
new spacers and axle?
are they the same size as protostar? and where can i buy these?


#16

Spacers: http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/124/YYF-Spacers

Axle: http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/197/YYF-Axles or a hardware store, it’s justs set screw.


#17

what size is the axle and spacers?
does a northstar or protostar spacer and axle fit the starlite?


#18

Yes, one size fits all, so to speak.

Thread size
4mm x .7mm pitch


#19

and spacers are size 1?


#20

Yes.