Tool to open MXUS XF07 geared hub motor

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Tool to open MXUS XF07 geared hub motor

Post by neoplasticity » Nov 13 2015 2:06am

I've put over 10,000 miles on my hub motor and i think it's time for me to open it up and at least put some new grease into it but I need some kind of special tool to open it I think.

my hub motor looks like this

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Does anyone know where I can get one of these tools?

Also, I have one of these twist throttles. Is there any way to make a simple toggle switch work with this motors?

thanks

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Re: Tool to open MXUS XF07 geared hub motor

Post by Nobuo » Nov 16 2015 8:27pm

I don't know exactly where to find the tool, but you could make it. If you look those 3 holes near the middle are for open it. you need to unscrew it to access the inside
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Re: Tool to open MXUS XF07 geared hub motor

Post by aroundqube » Nov 16 2015 11:05pm

There is a discussion of making a similar tool here : https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =3&t=62056

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Re: Tool to open MXUS XF07 geared hub motor

Post by neoplasticity » Nov 17 2015 12:26am

Thanks guys. Looks like I really need something like what Kepler built because from the threads, it appears that it take a tremendous amount of torque to open it. so I doubt that screwing bolts into a piece of plywood would hack it. I could certainly do the bolt and plywood but I need a machine shop to make a real tool.

I think I'll post on craigslist and see if anyone would make me one for a reasonable price...

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Re: Tool to open MXUS XF07 geared hub motor

Post by motomech » Nov 17 2015 12:56am

No "tremendous force" is needed. That is a frt hub and it.s the rear that is really tight because the free wheel force applies pressure on the motor cover to tighten.
.... I could certainly do the bolt and plywood ...... so I doubt that screwing bolts into a piece of plywood would hack it.....
If you declare something won't work without even trying, then I guess it won't work.
I heated and let cool the circumfrence where the threads are several times and it came loose easily with the plywood method.
Any machine shop can make a tool for this, a piece of cake for them.
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