Any routine preventative maintenance for the XF07 front hub motor

S1966W

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As title really. My XF07 front hub has reached about 650 miles now, still less than 6 months old & upto now almost faultless. I say almost, as a couple of months ago I noticed what sounded like a 'plasticky' cheep cheeping kind of sound coming from the front hub after a few minutes of use (only under pedal assist/throttle, not 'coasting.' It cleared itself after being evident for a few days and I haven't heard it since, it may have been something to do with the onset of cooler weather? Anyhow, that's by the by. Back to the original question; is there any specific maintenance which would be beneficial to prolong the life of the hub motor? I am well aware of the old adage "if it ain't broke...." but if there is anything a reasonably competent mechanic could perform then it would be good to know.

Cheers, Simon
 

Woosh

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the main thing is to stop rain water getting into the motor.
The motor cable needs to exit downward and form a drip loop.
I'll post a picture tomorrow.
 

S1966W

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That's no problem, the motor cable is a good length & I've installed it with a good drip loop. What about lubrication of hub bearings etc?
 

Woosh

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That's no problem, the motor cable is a good length & I've installed it with a good drip loop. What about lubrication of hub bearings etc?
don't grease anything inside. Don't grease the nylon parts, the grease will degrade them.
when the time comes to replace the ballbearings, replace the whole set of 4 bearings at the same time. They cost £12 and their grease will last about 4 years.
 

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