zgrt: Introducing The Alebrije

Wow.

Accurate… But…

Wow.

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I don’t think I’ll be painting it. It’s too pretty.

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Just got mine today and playing around with it. Has anyone figured out the best way to swap the bearing seats without damaging anything? I couldn’t find any info on that.

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I swapped mine out. The inner parts come out of the inner face. I use a bearing removal tool and it comes right out. They are held in place by o-rings. I push the outer portion out by pushing with the bear tool from the inside. It is also held in place by o-rings.

When putting them back in, the two inner parts are very closely fit and must be seated and flush perfectly. The two outer parts must also be seated perfectly. One side of mine was cocked slightly and caused a LOT of wobble. I re-seated carefully and even rotated the two have in relation to each other to achieve the best balance. It was more finicky than I thought it would be. But all is well.

It has a lot more spin time with the bearing!!!

Hopefully ZGRT will explain it better and maybe publish instructions?

YMMV, Jeff

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@Overtinkering has a nice tutorial for it.

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This is really helpful. Thank you both!

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Nice I’m happy to see you share my video and I hope it helps.

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If anyone isn’t happy with theirs… I’ll gladly compensate you :sweat_smile:

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Thanks @Overtinkering for making this tutorial!

As @fos1 mentioned any bearing removal tool that reaches the inner part from the outer side of the yoyo, would be able to pop it out no problem.

When assembling the inner parts, make sure to face them parallel all the time when screwing the two sides together. When screwing the two halves together make sure they are nice and tight.

A good way to verify if they are properly assembled, is by checking that the inner discs are not showing like the picture below.

The inner discs should be at the same level of the inner wall of the throw similarly to the picture below.

Hope these examples help.

Thanks

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