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Re: Star hub measurements

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Post by Omarine » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:25 pm

Yes understand, thanks Tom!

The one thing i do know about this hub is the lifestyler i bought it from took care of it. When doijg the plug method, it still took standard sized bearings which was nice to see...



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Re: Star hub measurements

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Post by Bigincher » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:38 pm

Omarine wrote:Yes understand, thanks Tom!

The one thing i do know about this hub is the lifestyler i bought it from took care of it. When doijg the plug method, it still took standard sized bearings which was nice to see...

It takes some serious neglect and abuse to cause the use of oversized rollers. I'll venture to say that 90-95% of rebuilds will require no more than standard .250" rollers.

I used to rebuild my hubs every winter on my old chopper. Main reason for that was I had no grease zerks in the hubs. The hubs were chrome, and to keep them shiny, I had a loop of leather on the hub that kept them nice and shiny, as it didn't spin with the wheel. Just sat there constantly polishing..!
So, that initial load of grease always lasted a season with no issues. And I suppose I was lucky if I put on more than 10,000-12,000 miles a year.....

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Re: Star hub measurements

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Post by Omarine » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:02 am

Sure have learned a lot about this in short while! Speaking of grease, the article states 1-2 ounces in the center zerk, then how much should go in the star side zerk?

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Re: Star hub measurements

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Post by Bigincher » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:19 am

Omarine wrote:Sure have learned a lot about this in short while! Speaking of grease, the article states 1-2 ounces in the center zerk, then how much should go in the star side zerk?
You'll only get a pump or less before it starts coming out. You just need to fill the hub with grease via the center zerk. When you start to see it coming out each end, it's full. It will actually be a little over-full, and will probably sling the excess out onto your rim the first few times you ride the bike, so be ready for that. Just have to wipe it off until it stops slinging it. At least you'll know you've got enough grease in the hub..!

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Re: Star hub measurements

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Post by Omarine » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:17 am

finished Tom! check it out

took like 3 .002 shims, 1 .007 and 1 .015 - ended up with .003'' on the money, great article thanks again!

gonna lace the wheel after work...
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