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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. Loosen both 1.5mm grub screws on non-drive side endcap
    • Loosen both 1.5mm grub screws on non-drive side endcap

  3. Loosen hub by turning non-drive endcap clockwise Use cone wrenches as needed, but often this can be done by hand
    • Loosen hub by turning non-drive endcap clockwise

    • Use cone wrenches as needed, but often this can be done by hand

  4. Slide axle and freehub assembly out of hub shell Be careful not to lose the pawls as they may fall while removing the freehub body Be careful not to lose the pawls as they may fall while removing the freehub body
    • Slide axle and freehub assembly out of hub shell

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

  5. Remove the axle reducer
    • Remove the axle reducer

  6. 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
    • 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. Install drive side endcap onto steel axle The drive side of the axle is the side with the bearing surface for the freehub body Put two drops of high strength thread locker on endcap threads
    • Install drive side endcap onto steel axle

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

    • Put two drops of high strength thread locker on endcap threads

    • Torque to 6nm using an axle vise to hold the axle

  8. Lightly grease steel axle
    • Lightly grease steel axle

    • Slide freehub body onto axle

  9. To install the axle, start by lightly greasing the reducer install it into the hub body from the drive side
    • To install the axle, start by lightly greasing the reducer

    • install it into the hub body from the drive side

    • Be sure it is fully seated in the hub bearings

  10. Slide the axle and freehub assembly into the hub shell Turn freehub counterclockwise so that the pawls compress the springs and slide into the hub
    • Slide the axle and freehub assembly into the hub shell

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

    • You may need to use a tool to lightly depress the pawls as you turn the hub

    • Need to know how to lube the freehub? Go here

  11. install the freehub seal lockring install the freehub seal lockring
    • install the freehub seal lockring

  12. Lightly grease non-drive endcap threads Install non-drive endcap
    • Lightly grease non-drive endcap threads

    • Install non-drive endcap

    • Note that the endcap has a left hand thread so turn counter clockwise to tighten

  13. Adjust the hub bearings, this can often be done by hand Tighten the 1.5mm screws to 3nm
    • Adjust the hub bearings, this can often be done by hand

    • Tighten the 1.5mm screws to 3nm

Conclusion

Thanks for reading, now get out there and ride!

The Hive - Jeremy

Member since: 12/05/2012

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