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1200 DVT Thinking Ahead, Hub Removal.

Discussion in 'Multistrada' started by BigAlan, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. I know at a dealer when you have the Desmond service at 18,000 miles they remove and clean the rear hub, while I am not at that mileage yet when the time comes I want whoever does my valves etc to do the minimum I can’t do keeping the cost down, the rear hub I can do, so with this in mind I know I will need a decent pair of circlip pliers, I might as well buy them now in readiness for such a task, anybody recommend any?

    Anything else I should be thinking about?

  2. 13" ones, no particular make I bought a set from ebay for about £16, they do the job admirably, no other special tools required, just take not of the various spacers and shims and make sure they go back as they came out, one is shaped but hard to tell
    also make sure the circlip is firmly seated after re fitting, it seems to be pulling against a rubber seal further in and just needs tapping home properly, both times I've done mine it needed this
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  3. I have just done mine (in the lockdown) 2014 Multi 17000 miles. No doubt you will watch the videos etc which can make it seem difficult. It is a straightforward job and as stated above circlip pliers are the only special tool. I used PL77 9" (Amazon) which only just do the job. The axle should simply pull out to the right, maybe a tap with a soft mallet to start it but after that it should pull out, clean the sprocket splines before removing the axle. Open up the hub clamp slightly and hold open with a 4mm allen key between the faces.The hub will then tap / wiggle out to the left. After a good clean replace in order. Keep everything in the correct order make sure to seat the circlip correctly and its a job well done.










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  4. Now that’s informative, are your circlip pliers straight or right angled?

    Internal or external?

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  5. Cleaning all the crap out of the swing arm and cleaning the hub assembly is tbh, a secondary op of the actual service task of greasing the needle bearings in the left hand side of the hub. The right hand bearings are sealed ball races, but the needle bearings need a clean and packing with fresh grease. I don’t have the spec to hand but it’s a SKF bearing grease. I do know it’s pricey.....
    The hub itself doesn’t need to come out in truth, but any shop worth it’s salt will pull it out and give it a good clean whilst it’s stripped down.
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  6. This hear correct grease, I can get some from a friend who works for a local F1 team and it’s the stuff they use on there bearings, one would imagine that stuff would be ok for my bike, no idea what it is but I can have a jar full.

    Should I take the chance?
  7. As long as it is for high speed steel bearing then yes, if it is used for ceramic bearings then no.
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  8. I will ask.
  9. Another question before I start this job.

    With the hub out and spotlessly cleaned is it advisable to smear some grease or copper slip around the part which rotates or not?

    Ordered a chain and sprocket kit +2 on the rear while the lot is apart.

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  10. Mine was dry when I took it out, but I put a thin smear on the contact faces before reinstall. Pic from the workshop manual.

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  11. Thin smear sounds right - mainly as an anti-corrosion measure. It'll mostly get scraped off when installing, and gobs of grease will hold crap that accumulates there as per your dismantling pics.
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  12. Great video on hub removal...albeit on an MV.....and with slightly dodgy translated subtitles but useful for technique as its pretty much the same as for a Duc

  13. Thanks go to the guys on this thread as I have now successfully “almost” completed the job, just need to torque the two big nuts and sprocket nut up correctly and away I go, well not just yet but you know what I mean.

    The tip regarding the circlip going back on was good as I tapped it and it clicked into place although it looked ok so that was handy.

    Not to bad inside but cleaned anyway, greased the bearing while I was there with some expensive stuff which I will keep under lock and key as mates come round and borrow things.

    One happy almost Easter bunny here.
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  14. BigAlan, you inspired me to do my 1260 hub ,found a little collection of stones inside but apart from that just cleaned and regreased everything. Also put new DiD chain on.
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  15. I do still have one question, there is a hole in the swing arm where I cleaned out the crud of which there was not much, I guess the hole is to let stuff out, but does it allow stuff in?

    I did think I should block it up but decided if Mr Ducati put it there then there was a reason for it.
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  16. Alan
    The hole at the rear is to let water out, it is tiny and easily blocked, have a feel at the front of the swingarm behind the engine thats the hole (80 x 40)mm that is the source of the debri I believe.
  17. As above leave the drain hole well alone....
    Us DVT owners don’t have the hole at the front end of the swing arm but we still have the huge holes where the chain runs inside it
  18. Just watched that video. The axle just slid out. Mine isn't coming out :-(
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