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Raider Mod Fail - Halves are stuck
« on: July 23, 2012, 03:22:51 PM »
It works now. I solved my own question.  :idiot2:

I dunno if I over cranked or what, but my halves won't separate. They're just stuck on the axle. And keep spinning. Should I keep trying to unscrew the axle from the other side using pliers and some tape? I already scratched my axle.

Or should I just buy a new Raider?

edit: I got them apart but they're crooked. What should I do? I can still exchange it at Toy R' Us (lol).
« Last Edit: July 23, 2012, 05:28:01 PM by ShadrCom3t »


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Re: Raider Mod Fail - Halves are stuck
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 04:21:57 AM »
How did you fix it? does the nut slide off inside?
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Re: Raider Mod Fail - Halves are stuck
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 04:42:49 AM »
How did you fix it? does the nut slide off inside?

I do not recommend this, but I just pulled it and it came apart. HOWEVER, the halves were misaligned (crooked) which was a little annoying.


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Re: Raider Mod Fail - Halves are stuck
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 07:18:14 PM »
Modding Raiders is sooo tough. But, I came across a way to get the gap perfect! So, I'll share.
I came across some bearing that are the same diameter as stock Raider's, but only about
two-thirds the width. I'm not sure where they came from (they were given to me), but you could
probably find them online somewhere. Anyway, chuck them in a raider with the stock metal
spacers, and crank until the bearing touches the spacers on both sides. Done! no guessing,
no plastic sanding, no axle modding. If the crank goes well, its perfect.
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Re: Raider Mod Fail - Halves are stuck
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 07:48:25 AM »
Modding Raiders is sooo tough. But, I came across a way to get the gap perfect! So, I'll share.
I came across some bearing that are the same diameter as stock Raider's, but only about
two-thirds the width. I'm not sure where they came from (they were given to me), but you could
probably find them online somewhere. Anyway, chuck them in a raider with the stock metal
spacers, and crank until the bearing touches the spacers on both sides. Done! no guessing,
no plastic sanding, no axle modding. If the crank goes well, its perfect.

I actually sanded the bearing seat of the spacer, and I overtight slightly over my preference (with one spacer off) then I put both sanded spacers and keep sanding until it suits me. The dangerous part of your method is sometimes you might not know when the bearing touches the spacers. I happen to crack my raider ex only by tightening the yoyo normally, the spacers are kinda slippy so it's not as tight as the normal raiders.
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Re: Raider Mod Fail - Halves are stuck
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012, 03:25:58 PM »
Yes, I suppose my method could be dangerous... but I was constantly watching the gap. A good test to see if the bearing touches both spacers is to shake the yoyo and see if you can hear the bearing slide from side to side on the axle. I stopped cranking as soon as the bearing stopped rattling around, so it wasn't sandwiched in there or anything like that.
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