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  1. Remove freehub lockring by turning counter clockwise with pin spanner Remove freehub lockring by turning counter clockwise with pin spanner
    • Remove freehub lockring by turning counter clockwise with pin spanner

  2. Using two 5mm hex wrenches, loosen the endcaps by turning them counter clockwise from each other The driveside endcap will normally loosen first
    • Using two 5mm hex wrenches, loosen the endcaps by turning them counter clockwise from each other

    • The driveside endcap will normally loosen first

  3. Remove the driveside endcap Slide freehub assembly off of the axle Be careful not to lose the pawls as they may fall while removing the freehub body
    • Remove the driveside endcap

    • Slide freehub assembly off of the axle

    • Be careful not to lose the pawls as they may fall while removing the freehub body

  4. Use an axle vise or insert the flats on the drive side of the axle into a smooth jaw vise While holding the axle in the vise, loosen the non-drive endcap by turning it counter-clockwise While holding the axle in the vise, loosen the non-drive endcap by turning it counter-clockwise
    • Use an axle vise or insert the flats on the drive side of the axle into a smooth jaw vise

    • While holding the axle in the vise, loosen the non-drive endcap by turning it counter-clockwise

  5. The preload adjuster may need to be held with a cone wrench while loosening the non-drive endcapdrive side Loosen the preload ring by turning it clockwise
    • The preload adjuster may need to be held with a cone wrench while loosening the non-drive endcapdrive side

    • Loosen the preload ring by turning it clockwise

    • Slide the axle out of the hub shell by pushing from the non-drive side to the drive side

  6. Slide the hub body off of the axle At this point the hub is most of the way apart, you can service bearings, replace worn parts or just clean things up Next, Let's install the axle
    • Slide the hub body off of the axle

    • At this point the hub is most of the way apart, you can service bearings, replace worn parts or just clean things up

    • Next, Let's install the axle

  7. Lightly grease steel axle Remember the drive side of the axle is the side with the bearing surface for the freehub body Slide the axle into the hub from the driveside
    • Lightly grease steel axle

    • Remember the drive side of the axle is the side with the bearing surface for the freehub body

    • Slide the axle into the hub from the driveside

    • Use an axle vise or insert the flats on the drive side of the axle into a smooth jaw vise

  8. While holding the axle in the vise, install the preload adjustment ring by turning it counter-clockwise Tighten the preload adjuster by hand Put two drops on medium strength thread locker on the threads inside the non-drive side axle
    • While holding the axle in the vise, install the preload adjustment ring by turning it counter-clockwise

    • Tighten the preload adjuster by hand

    • Put two drops on medium strength thread locker on the threads inside the non-drive side axle

  9. Install the non-drive endcap by turning it clockwise Lightly grease the face where the endcap and preload ring will meet
    • Install the non-drive endcap by turning it clockwise

    • Lightly grease the face where the endcap and preload ring will meet

    • Adjust the bearing preload using the preload ring

    • Tighten the preload ring so the bearings no longer have play in them, but such that they also do not have excess drag

  10. When you are happy with the adjustment, hold the preload ring with a cone wrench and tighten the non-drive endcap to 6nm
    • When you are happy with the adjustment, hold the preload ring with a cone wrench and tighten the non-drive endcap to 6nm

    • Remove the axle from the vise

  11. Next, install the freehub assembly Learn how to lube the freehub properly using the freehub service instructions
    • Next, install the freehub assembly

    • Learn how to lube the freehub properly using the freehub service instructions

    • Slide the freehub body over the axle

    • Turn freehub counterclockwise so that the pawls compress the springs and slide into the hub

    • A tool may be used to lightly compress the pawls

  12. Put one drop of medium strength threadlocker on threads inside the driveside endcap Install the endcap by turning clockwise
    • Put one drop of medium strength threadlocker on threads inside the driveside endcap

    • Install the endcap by turning clockwise

    • Tighten to 6nm

  13. Reinstall the freehub dust seal by turning clockwise tighten to snug
    • Reinstall the freehub dust seal by turning clockwise

    • tighten to snug

Conclusion

Thanks for reading, now get out there and ride!

The Hive - Jeremy

Member since: 12/05/2012

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