How to clean abec 9 bearings? the part in the middle of a scooter wheel?
Can you tell me how to clean abec bearings and grease them?
- Fun SkaterLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
ABEC is a standard that has nothing to do with the construction of the bearing or with performance unless you are significantly past 200 mph (it is for vibration in high speed machinery).
Unless your wheels are turning slow, making crunching noises, or stop abruptly, you don't need to clean and relubricate them.
There are many variations on cleaning them but they basically boil down to:
Remove bearings from wheel
Remove side shield (on an scooter, you will need to replace it, most of the instructions online are for inline skates or skateboards where you don't need to replace it)
Wash out the bearing with your favorite solvent/soap
Dry the bearing.
Lube it with your favorite lubricant.
Put it back together.
Here are a couple links.
The preferences are based on what works for you.
For cleaning the bearings, I use lamp oil (desented kerosene) because it cleans out anything. I then wash it out with denatured alcohol which also dries the bearings.
If you use a water based cleaner like citrus cleaners, do not soak them overnight since it can damage the bearings.
Almost anything works for lubricants.
Super light things like the sprays don't last very long. Some people spray them every time they go out.
Oils roll quickly right away but are not as waterproof as greases or last very long.
Greases are slower at the start but will last a lot longer.
Use very little. A drop or two of oil or a few pin head sized blobs of grease.
- ScottieLv 61 decade ago
Yes u take a screwdriver or bearings remover and take the bearing out of the wheel then clean it with whatever u have alcohol soap orange juice haha it works and then just use whatever lube u want u can buy really special lubricant at ur local skateshopSource(s): Personal experience just not on a scooter on a skateboard haha