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    New question here. Please help, how do you take apart a Chris king Maverick axle

    Basically I will have two king hubs (when I purchase the one with the Maverick adapter) and need to change the axle from one wheelset to the other one (20mm on my current one)

    How easy is to pop the King Maverick axle and transfer it to 20mm version hub and viseversa, I have the skills and hopefully most of the tools but I still have no idea how the king axle works..

    Thanks as always for sharing the know how..

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    Super Easy

    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Basically I will have two king hubs (when I purchase the one with the Maverick adapter) and need to change the axle from one wheelset to the other one (20mm on my current one)

    How easy is to pop the King Maverick axle and transfer it to 20mm version hub and viseversa, I have the skills and hopefully most of the tools but I still have no idea how the king axle works..

    Thanks as always for sharing the know how..
    Both the 20MM and 24MM Chris King axles are the one-piece type so disassemble/assembly is the same for both. Chris King has a pretty good manual available on-line. Below I copied the instructions for disassembly, assembly and adjusting of the one-piece axles.

    Disassembly of one piece axle on ISO front hub
    1. Remove the hub from the fork. Remove the disc brake rotor.
    2. Insert a 2.5mm hex wrench into adjusting clamp hex bolt, and loosen.
    3. With adjusting clamp facing towards you, hold opposite end of axle stationary, and
    rotate clamp in a counter clockwise direction to unscrew it from the thru-axle. If
    adjusting clamp is difficult to remove, insert a 2.5mm hex key into “helper hole”
    on adjusting clamp adjacent to 2.5mm hex bolt. Use the hex key as a lever to
    unscrew adjusting clamp. Note: 15mm SD hubs feature a steel axle end cap
    that will pop off of axle end as adjusting clamp is unthreaded from axle.
    4. Remove the axle from the hubshell.
    For bearing service information see “Service of the bearings”, pg. 14.
    Do not attempt to remove bearings from 15/20/24mm LD hubshell. Bearings can only be
    removed by the Chris King Technical Service Department. See “Service of the Bearings” on
    page 14 or contact the Customer Service hotline at 800-523-6008 for service details.

    Reassembly of one piece axle on ISO front hub
    1. Lightly grease threads on axle.
    2. Insert the axle into the hubshell from the disc mount side.
    3. Thread the adjusting clamp onto the protruding threads of the axle.
    4. Snug the adjusting clamp up to the bearing. Note: 15mm SD hubs feature a steel
    axle end cap that must be hand-pressed back onto the end of the axle.
    5. Proceed to “Adjustment of one piece axle on ISO front hub”, below.

    Adjustment of one piece axle on ISO front hub
    The one piece axle features an adjusting clamp which minimizes over tightening or over preloading
    of the bearings. Adjustment may be accomplished while the hub is attached to the fork.
    1. Loosen the adjusting clamp hex bolt using a 2.5mm hex wrench.
    2. Hand tighten the adjusting clamp onto the axle until it stops against the bearing. If adjusting
    clamp is difficult to move, insert a 2.5mm hex wrench into “helper hole” on adjusting
    clamp adjacent to 2.5mm hex bolt. Use the hex key as a lever to turn adjusting clamp.
    3. Once the adjusting clamp is in position, use a 2.5mm hex wrench to tighten
    the adjusting clamp hex bolt to 10 inch-pounds.
    4. Check for play or binding and readjust if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g_henrys View Post
    Both the 20MM and 24MM Chris King axles are the one-piece type so disassemble/assembly is the same for both. Chris King has a pretty good manual available on-line. Below I copied the instructions for disassembly, assembly and adjusting of the one-piece axles.
    Thanks you, I'm kind of a dummy when it comes to find instructions..

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    Thanks for the help, the swap was super easy, 2 maybe 3 minutes max..

    Ps: I love this segment of the forum you guys are always so helpful..

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