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Refitting rear hubs, what to put on shaft...can't find post.

PostPost by: berni29 » Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:56 pm

Hi there

I have just had my rear hubs machined true, (although the machine shop left the drive pegs out!) and I remember reading a post that mentioned something to put on the shafts that stopped any fretting. Otherwise what should I use? Copper grease?

Also if I tap the drive pegs back in with a socket the other side of the flange (to spread the load) do you think that would be OK? I do not want to distort them. I will heat the hole with a blowtorch first and maybe freeze the pegs.

Many thanks
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:35 am

Use loctite on the taper
You should have no problem pressing or tapping the drive pins back into the hub. Use loctite on them also

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PostPost by: Hamish Coutts » Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:15 pm


Yep use locktite - Stud N' Bearing Fit. It's in a red tube. Good stuff.


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