How to Replace Skateboard Wheels

How to Replace Skateboard Wheels


How to Replace Skateboard Wheels. Broken or missing skateboard wheels aren’t
the end of the world. In just a few minutes, you can replace them. You will need A combination wrench and replacement
wheels. Step 1. To remove a damaged wheel, use a combination
wrench. Place the skateboard on its side, loosen the
nut on the old wheel and remove both the wheel and the nut. Always use a combination wrench that is the
correct size to keep from damaging the nut. The wrench should fit snugly over the nut
and not slip off as you apply pressure. Step 2. Take the old wheels that you removed to the
local sporting goods store or skate shop to find the correct size of replacement wheels. Ask an employee to remove the bearings from
your old wheels and install them into your new wheels. Step 3. With the skateboard still on its side, put
the new wheel on the spoke, place the nut on the spoke and use the combination wrench
to tighten it. Step 4. With your fingers, check the “play” of the
new wheel. If you have tightened the nut correctly, the
new wheel should move back and forth slightly on the spoke. If the wheel is too wobbly, apply more pressure
to the nut. If the wheel barely moves, loosen the nut. Step 5. Repeat these steps for each wheel that needs
to be replaced. Step 6. To extend the life of your skateboard wheels,
rotate them every few months. Remove the nuts and wheels with your combination
wrench, flip them over and place them back on the spokes. Tighten the nuts, making sure the wheels each
have enough play without being too wobbly. Rotate the position of all four wheels every
few months as well. Did you know A prototype of skateboarding
has been around since the early 1900s, when kids took steel roller-skate wheels and nailed
them to planks of wood.

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  1. your the poser. who cares about the graphics true. but they fade out. dont go calling people posers when you can see the graphic.

  2. don't put too much downward pressure on the wrench when removing or installing the nut or you could damage the bearing shields or races. it is always a good idea to put small washers on the inside and outside of the wheel to keep the bearings from rubbing against the hangar or nut. you can pry out bearings with your axle if you're not afraid of damaging the threads. a press is best but you can push the bearings in yourself just try not to use too much force. lateral force breaks bearings most

  3. the decal is facing inside because if you put
    in a wheel like that, it prevents you from slipping
    out since the other side of the wheel isn't as
    curved.

  4. @Devin032 your an idiot, sum ppl like me prefer the wheel backwards, becuz it looks cool on the white side.

  5. Almost all pro's put their wheels on that way, watch some videos and you'll see!! I don't really understand it though!! It's being ashamed of your wheels. lol

  6. @MeGustaElBrian for style some people like me dont like flashey color wheels it gets annoying and white looks so clean with red bones bearings or any new bearing in it. btw it is your opion on how loose what trucks you ride how big of your board wheels and bearings even shoe size i wear size nine skate a 8.1 board ride independent 139 trucks loose red bones bearings pop the shields and i prefer 53 or 54mm wheels for street and park and wheels inside out

  7. @MeGustaElBrian it doesnt effect performance.some people just prefer the white plain side instead of a flashy graphic.its all about prefrence it doesnt really matter what you do

  8. i tried to take the bearing out myself with a screwdriver.. i think i messed it up a little cuz it makes slight sound when spinning the wheel..

  9. you people are stupid
    u put wheel on backwards so the design on wheel wont get scratched up as much i mean it will a bit but makes it last longer thats what ur supposed to do!!!! christ people make me angry as fuck

  10. i lost one of my wheels so i just took the two front ones off and put different ones
    is that gonna fuck up my board or does that even matter?

  11. @bmartin2k9 welll thats true but thats how it began because people always want to follow the pros but that is also why u do it

  12. @skateX4Xever actually it's not because they don want to erase the graphic +it look cooler little kids put it graphic outside so it's not wrong its just looks cooler

  13. i just find the graphic destracting during flips, pure white is a little less busy and easier on the eyes 🙂

  14. wow. im 13 and me and friend change my wheels and tuff without watching this vid and just plain old wrenches/ tools… best bearing spin ever and it has no glitches… didnt have to do any of what u did except remove nut and put it on and justr screw it… I only searched up this video to see how other people do it… so funny c[:{

  15. People are so fucking dumb. Some wheels range from 5 dollars too 30 dollars. If the wheel cost 5, your paying for a very low quality urethane wheel. If the wheel cost 30, your paying for a very high quality urethane that wont flatspot easily.

  16. I’m sorry but this is not a how to video if it includes me having to drive to a place that does it for me

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