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Matt Sefton

Replacing bearings

Most shops will gladly replace your bearings, as long as you buy your new ones there.

But it's really easy, so just read this and you'll be able to change them yourself in case of emergency.


(Image by adriaan de man)

  1. 1

    Find a good spot to do this, and all the equipment you need: a skate tool if you have one, or just a normal screwdriver.

  2. 2

    To pop the old bearing out, pull up the wheel at a slight angle. You can use a screwdriver, skate-key or the axle of the truck to do this.

  3. 3

    If you did it right, the bearing should pop out and fall back on to the truck again.

  4. 4

    Remove the old bearing and place the new one on the screwdriver or skate-key.

  5. 5

    Now, grab a wheel and while using even pressure, press the new bearing in the wheel.

  6. 6

    Put them back on the trucks and you can skate again!

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Jamer
Jamer
Really nice. (H)

6 April 2009 at 23:28

Really nice.
snap
snap
sweet thanks :D

29 June 2009 at 13:26

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skater-eva14
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21 August 2009 at 13:30

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mdogg
mdogg
sweet now i dont have 2 pay my friend to do it[color=red][/color]

3 September 2009 at 16:00

sweet now i dont have 2 pay my friend to do it[color=red][/color]
Dragonzx22
Dragonzx22
lol thnx man (Y) (Y)

7 September 2009 at 01:50

lol thnx man
tigerfan1
tigerfan1
cool, thanks ^^

22 November 2009 at 17:00

cool, thanks
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6 December 2009 at 23:37

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nice tip (H)

6 December 2009 at 23:38

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joblesssk8er
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sweet thanks

9 December 2009 at 12:18

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23377
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sweet now i can get new bearings

2 January 2010 at 13:15

sweet now i can get new bearings

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