How should you take care of your Pro Scooter bearings
April 29, 2013
On our last post we went over what makes a good scooter wheel. We breifly talked about scooter bearings on that post and what makes a good bearing.
What is a bearing?
In this post we will be going over how to take care of your bearings. The fancy definition of a bearing is that they are a "highly engineered, precision-made component that enables machinery to move at extremely high speeds and carry remarkable loads with ease and efficiency. They have the ability to rotate at high speeds with minimal noise and vibration".
For the pro scooter world what that means is that bearings let your scooter be dialed while allowing you to go fast and smooth.
The thing is that you really need to take care of your bearings if you want your pro scooter to last. If you dont take care of them they will eventually stop being smooth, will slow you down and eventually stop working. Taking care of bearings is very very easy.
How to lubricate the bearings
To keep your scooter fast and smooth you need to lubricate your bearings. To lubricate the wheels. You will need to take off your wheels to lubricate your wheel bearings, this is done by taking 2 - 5mm allen wrenches and turning them counter-clockwise. The wheels may need some encouragement to slide out. Using a damp cloth wipe any dirt or grime on your wheels and bearings. Using bicycle bearing oil, or Bones Speed Cream, place 3 to 4 drops directly on the bearing covers and allow the oil to sink in. If the wheels do not spin freely after this you might need to replace your bearings. You should lube your bearings