yyf bearing defect


(BB) #1

all my yyf yoyos i got at worlds the bearings are grindin and spin slowly and short spin times

i was likeing them but now wats up !!!1


#2

YYF SPEC bearings are always a crapshoot for me. Some that I’ve gotten work amazing and others were horrible right from the get-go. Try cleaning them, but before you do, answer this: have you removed them from the bearing seat yet using pliers? If not, don’t because after a long time of experimentation, I think I may have figured out that that might be what caused all mine to suck.

Instead of using pliers, get a drill bit or something else cylindrical that will fit snugly to the inner race of the bearing. Take the flat (non-sharp) side and put that end in, wiggle it around, and the bearing will come out. I just learned that technique this week and it works amazing - even got out the bearing that was like cemented down to my 44, and saved me from another ruined SPEC.


#3

i’m sure if they really are broken then you could contact YYF and they will replace them!

contact them here!

http://www.yoyofactory.com/contact/index.php


#4

Along with cleaning, LUBE them a bit. Bearings like that a lot.
Unless the bearing is toast a bit of lube will smooth it out nicely.