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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2003, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Free wheeling hubs

Hey guys,

I just got a set of FWHs but im not exactly 100% sure on how to fit them exactly... as far as i know i've just got the standard axles and everything else so far.. (i havent long been working on it)

is there anything else that needs to go with the hubs or are they just fitted to the end of the axle.. does anyone know of any sites which have diagrams, etc,...?

any help would be appreciated.

thanks guys.
Andy.
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Re: Free wheeling hubs

If I'm understanding you correctly, your saying you have full time locked hubs now, and are replacing them with
asian (or similar) locking hubs. If the hubs are complete all you might need is the thin gasket between the
locking hub and the wheel hub. the lock knob cover has to come off and and there is a snap ring keeping
the axle positioned.

If they are used, it would be a good idea to dissasemble them, clean and grease them using either Mobil's
synthetic grease or blue marine boat grease. They are both better for being water resistant, with the mobil
being my prefered grease. Be sure to grease the Oring seal in the lock knob or it can be very tight to turn.

There is a web site here for the rebuilding
the aisin hubs and an exploded view
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Be sure to grease the Oring seal in the lock knob or it can be very tight to turn.


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Can you be more specific? One of my hubs is difficult to turn.......
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Re: Free wheeling hubs

Crow,

If you take the outer cap off, the lock knob is held in with a snap ring. One of those real fun ones.
If you take it out, the knob will come out. Be careful not to lose the detent ball and spring when
you do. (see the exploded view above) Clean it all up and grease the seal and surfaces. Replace the
Oring if its dead. You won't belive the difference it makes.
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Re: Free wheeling hubs

Are Sammy hubs interchangeable with Trackers / kickers ?
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Yes, they are interchangeable.

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Re: Free wheeling hubs

Snap ring pliers made removal a piece of cake. Looks like the "O" ring is spanked. I greased it up not having a replacement. The grease made it easier to turn.
Are those O rings a Suzuki item, or do some of our vendors carry them? I've never seen them offered......
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Re: Free wheeling hubs

Thanks Wayne! As always, you supplied great info. Funny thing, that mine have been difficult to turn for quite some time, but never looked into deeper. Your post compelled me to take apart a spare hub and see what you were talking about. It was very easy to do taking maybe 5 minutes. This morning I was so stoked to fix mine I got outside a 7:30 AM in 20*'s and was washing up 10 minutes later......
Thanks for the inspiration...... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Free wheeling hubs

Glad to be of help Crow. I haven't looked for them as yet, but I'd bet if no other vendor has them, Hawk
does. Don't forget when/if you grease the rest of the assembly. don't pack the sliders in grease, just
coat them. If you pack them it can again get hard to work them as the excess grease turns it into a sort
of hydralic pump with not much of a place to go.
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