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Suzuki the front left hub is stuck in lock the right one comes out fine any ideas on how to get it back in to free wheel state??

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  • dalenett Oct 05, 2008

    Hi both of mine are stuck in "lock" are they supposed to just turn or do you pull them and turn?



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It probably has some water contamination, remove the small outer screws and pull out hub, spray some lube into it and see if it will free up.

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Manual Locking Hub - Removal and Installation
REMOVAL & INSTALLATIONSee Figures 1 through 11


Fig. 1: Exploded view of the free wheeling hub


Fig. 2: Turn the handle with your hand to the free position


Fig. 3: Note the directions in which you can turn the handle: left-free, right-lock

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Fig. 4: With the handle in the free position, remove the six hub cover bolts

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Fig. 5: Pull the cover off

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Fig. 6: Using the correct size wrench, loosen ...


Fig. 7: ... then remove the center bolt and washer

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Fig. 9: Using a brass bar and hammer, tap on the bolt ends ...


Fig. 10: ... then remove the cone washers

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  6. Install the cover to the body with the follower pawl tabs aligned with the non toothed portions of the body.
  7. Tighten the cover mounting bolts to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).


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