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Who knows how many miles your Chinchilla has run on that thing!?!?

Sounds exhausting to me. But, we all know fitness is needed, so we should all take after our little furicane track champions and hit the dirt. If only there was a way to let those little critters generate electricity on those things!

Now, all that running not only wears us out, but it wears out the Chin Spins Bearings. Good thing we sell replacements that can be found right......HERE.

Anyways, once you have those bearings there is a little more to be done.
Today we're going to teach you how to change your bearings.

Time: 5 Minutes


Heres what you are going to need:

  • Replacement Chin Spin Bearings.
  • 9/16" Wrench or an adjustable wrench.
  • Screw Driver
  • Hammer or Mallet (You don't have to hit too hard :))
  • A piece of wood or something similar.


  1. Remove the 9/16” nylon insert locknut that holds the Chin Spin on the axel bolt by turning it counterclockwise using a 9/16” wrench, box wrench, or if not available pliers or vice grips. 

  2. Slide the wheel off of the axle bolt.

  3. Place your Chin Spin wheel face down on a protected surface. Remove the rear bearing by putting a screwdriver in the bearing’s hole; gently rock it back and forth to loosen it. You may need to finish prying it out.

  4. Using a screwdriver or piece of wood, knock out the front bearing.

  5. Turn over the wheel. Use a block of wood to tap the new front bearing in place. Make sure that you tap around the outside edge of the bearing – not on top of the bearing itself – until fully seated.

  6. Repeat the process to install the rear bearing.

  7. Slide the Chin Spin wheel back onto the axle bolt.

  8. On the inside of the wheel, tighten the locknut just until it is snug and there is no “play” in the wheel. Do not over-tighten.

The volcanic ash in your chin’s “Dust Bath” contains fine, abrasive particles that will dramatically shorten the life of the ball bearings in the Chin Spin. Locate the Dust Bath away from the Chin Spin; consider taking the bath out when your chin is not using it.


William Wingert:

About half way through the video, your left hand obscures the procedure of removing the bearing when you are using the small metal implement and the hammer. I cannot figure out where you are positioning the small implement when you are hitting it with the hammer. Apparently, you need to position it at 2 different places. But your left hand hinders me from seeing where the implement needs to be put.

May 02, 2018

Max Gustin:

This post did not help me in replacing the bearings. Please provide a video instruction, thank you

Jan 11, 2018

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