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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

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the free wheeling hub


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


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

  1. Remove the hub cover. Set the control handle to the "FREE" position.


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

  1. Remove the cover mounting bolts, then pull off the cover. Remove and discard the gasket.

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Fig. 5: Pull the cover off

  1. Remove the bolt with washer.


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


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

  1. Remove the mounting nuts and washers.


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Fig. 8: Next, remove the outside mounting nuts and washers

  1. Using a brass bar and hammer, tap on the bolt ends, then remove the cone washers.



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


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

  1. Pull off the hub body.



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Fig. 11: The free wheeling body should come off easily; be sure to discard the old gaskets

  1. Remove and discard the gasket.

To install:
  1. Place a new gasket into position on the front axle hub. Install the free wheeling hub body with the cones washers and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  7. Tighten the cover mounting bolts to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).

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Fig 1.Exploded view of the Free Wheeling Hub


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Fig. 2 Turn the handle by hand to the "FREE" position


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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 ...


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


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Fig. 8 Next, remove the outside mounting nuts and washers.


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


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Fig. 10 ... then remove the cone washers


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Fig. 11 The free wheeling body should come off easily; be sure to discard the old gaskets.

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