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    Default King free hub

    Was adjusting my wife's gears a while back. Suddenly starting making a wierd noise. Took an embarrassingly long time to notice that the wheel wasn't turning with the cranks.

    So, apparently some freehub maintenance is required. Kind R45 hub. Haven't even looked at it yet.

    Anyone know what to expect? Tips. Tricks? Or just RTFM and shut up?
    Colin Mclelland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    Was adjusting my wife's gears a while back. Suddenly starting making a wierd noise. Took an embarrassingly long time to notice that the wheel wasn't turning with the cranks.

    So, apparently some freehub maintenance is required. Kind R45 hub. Haven't even looked at it yet.

    Anyone know what to expect? Tips. Tricks? Or just RTFM and shut up?
    Read the download so you understand how to do a partial disassembly. The process is VERY easy and I'll bet all it needs is a good cleaning.

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    Will do. Muchas gracias

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    Probably cleaning. If that doesnít work the small bearing inside the freehub, or larger one just behind it need to be cleaned and repacked. Once you have the axle and driveshell off itís pretty easy to diagnose.
    For the hubshell, just spin them with your fingers. For the driveshell turn the axle and see if it binds at all.

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    Default Re: King free hub

    Yes, they are easy to service, and the ring drive can get mucked up. if you ever ride in the cold, use a lightweight oil in there. as i found out, heavier gear oil works fine and keeps the hubs quiet in the hot summer months, but the cold months it's too thick and causes the ring drive to hang up. CK themselves recommend a synthetic 10W-30

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    Default Re: King free hub

    For the record a gossamer thin coat of NFS Race Grease or a few drips of NFS Ultimate works nicely for ring drives.

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    Thanks. I did find myself checking to see if NFS was 10W-30, so thatís a good answer!

    The manual says to do this once a year so I guess Iíll have to do it eight times while the wheel is off the bike to catch up!

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