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Deep Groove Ball Bearing

How to Take Skate Bearings Apart

When you skate on your board or inline skates, your weight is being distributed throughout your gear using bearings, which are rings installed on each wheel of your skateboard or skate. Bearings feature tiny balls that help keep you in control as you shift direction and change speed. To change or clean the bearings, you need to remove them and take them apart to access the balls within.Ball Bearing, Ball Bearings , Deep Groove Ball Bearing.




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    Remove the trucks from your skateboard using a Phillips-head screwdriver. Use a socket wrench to remove the nut and bolt holding each wheel in place.

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    Grip the wheel and pull away from the axle of the truck. The wheel will slide off the truck. Note that on each side of the wheel is a bearing.

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    Place the center of the wheel on the edge of the axle. The axle should be touching only one bearing.

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    Keep the wheel in place and gently push down and toward the center of the truck. Move slowly and the axle will pry the bearing out of the wheel. Repeat on the other side and for each wheel.

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    Place the bearing on a flat surface. Insert a small, flathead screwdriver at an angle into the crevice between the top and the sides of the bearing. Push down on the screwdriver to remove the shield from the bearing.

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    Turn the bearing over to release the balls from their cartridge. Keep all parts of the bearings in one place so you can piece them together after cleaning.


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    Remove the wheels from your skates. The wheels can be removed by taking out the bolt that holds them in place with a socket wrench.

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    Place a wheel on the edge of the axle you removed it from. The bearing should be just touching the axle.

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    Push down and toward the skate. As you gently push, the bearing will be pried out and freed from the wheel. Repeat for each bearing you wish to remove.

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    Insert a flathead screwdriver in between the top and the sides of the bearing. There is a small gap that the screwdriver will fit into. Push down on the screwdriver to remove the top shielding from the bearing.

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    Empty out the contents of the bearing and proceed to repeat the process with the rest of the bearings.