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Trip

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How often do you clean your bearings?
« on: October 13, 2019, 05:34:49 PM »

How often do you guys have to clean your bearings in tops with bearings?
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Kirk

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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 11:53:29 PM »

Fixed tip is Life!  :)
But really, not very often.  Dropping a top that rolls under the sofa where all the cat hair collects is a reason to clean things.  Now that the cats have passed away my bearings stay pretty clean.
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Trip

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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 05:44:55 AM »

Thanks!

Trip do like the simplicity of a fixed tip.
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Jack

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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 05:48:45 PM »

whats a "bearing"?  cant say ive ever heard of one of those  ::)
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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 01:12:46 AM »

Salut Trip !
I'm a bearing-player , and I clean the bearings maybe once a year
unless there is a bizarre rattling sound which indicates some dust

bearing  tops are here to stay  >:D

good day

jim
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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 04:58:49 AM »

Un peu comme JIM, pour moi c’est suivant comment la toupie réagit, fluidité et durée de la rotation, bruit du roulement, sensation dans la main.

Pour le nettoyage, trempage des roulements dans un récipient en verre avec de l’acétone, ensuite air comprimé pour évacuer les résidus et pour sécher.

Et j’applique une ou deux gouttes de lubrifiant. (LONG SPIN)

https://www.bilboquet.com/fr/accessoires-pour-yo-yos/25203-1136-lubrifiant-pour-yo-yo.html

C’est comme cela que je faisait pour le modélisme, cela me donne satisfaction, mais je suis preneur si il y a une meilleure solution.
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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 12:01:28 PM »

Hi Trip!

I find I rarely have to clean them.....because I drop them enough times and wreck the bearings, and I need to replace them!

I bet the great players who never drop, get a lot longer life! ; )

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Trip

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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2019, 10:52:01 PM »

I feel like we are in the same category :-)
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Kirk

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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 PM »

I bet the great players who never drop, get a lot longer life! ; )
Dropping is the path to greatness!
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 11:46:03 AM »

It is always good to have a bearing top around to put in non spinners hands.  They love that and you get a longer spin in their hands with a bearing top.
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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2019, 09:15:25 PM »

It is always good to have a bearing top around to put in non spinners hands.  They love that and you get a longer spin in their hands with a bearing top.
You can also do the "blow the top to make it gyro flop" trick. A favorite with children.
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Trip

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Re: How often do you clean your bearings?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2019, 02:50:52 PM »

It is always good to have a bearing top around to put in non spinners hands.  They love that and you get a longer spin in their hands with a bearing top.
You can also do the "blow the top to make it gyro flop" trick. A favorite with children.

Oooohhhhh!! Is that how you make it flop?
No wonder it doesn't work for me :-)
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