How To Use Skateboard Bearing Spacers
Learning how to use skateboard bearing spacers is an important step in protecting the bearing and wheels of your skateboard. Proper use of bearing spacers will provide protection for the bearings based on carving (hard rubbing) and sliding (movement of the bearings within the wheel). Proper use of bearing spacers will add space between the truck and the bearing to reduce contact. Bearing spacers are normally hard plastic or ceramic and provide a long lasting protection for the bearings. Installation of skateboard bearings is simple process based on the removal and maintenance of the Skateboard wheel.
How to use skateboard bearings spacers:
Things you will need:
- Skateboard tool
- Flat tip screwdriver
- Bearing spacers
How to use skateboard bearings:
- Remove the wheels with the skateboard tool. Place the four wheels down and set the skateboard aside. With the flat tip screwdriver, remove the eight bearings. Place the bearing to one side.
- Take the opportunity to clean the wheels and bearing. Place the bearing spacer in the wheel. Use the flat tip screwdriver to put in place. Use the flat tip screwdriver to gauge the measurement, ensuring the bearing is seated in the middle of the wheel.
- Replace the bearings (two) in each wheel. Place one bearing on either side of the spacer, using the flat tip screwdriver and your thumb to seat. Return the wheels to the skateboard and with the skateboard tool, secure into place. Turn the wheels to test the give, adjust as needed.
- ceramic spacers are the most popular spacers currently on the market.