After being energized by seeing the Cannonball folks in
back to work on cleaning the rear hub. It
is most interesting the things you discover working with parts you have never
The Honda rear hub is interesting in how the engineers decided to put things together. The
bolts for the rear sprocket are
not one piece as I expected. Honda uses
a sleeved rubber bushing pressed into the hub and the actual sprocket bolts are
a slip fit into the sleeve. Not even a
pris fit. To my surprise the sprocket
and bolts are held to the hub by a large split ring on the outside of the
So after having touched each and every nipple and spoke I’m close to having everything clean and spruced up for the wheel lacing. Before I lace the hub to rim I have to go over the spokes and nipples one more time with some steel wool and Marvel Miracle oil.
In the middle of cleaning.
The sprocket bolts and the wrecked nuts with the
replacements. I had to do a great deal of file work
to save the threads on the bolts.