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Does the DT240s freehub get any quieter with use

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Titles says it all. Riding some new wheels built with DT240s and the freehub has to be one of the loudest I've ever used. I guess on the plus side it's kind of like loud pipes on motorcycle. People can sure hear me freewheeling.
 
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Make them quiet agian, it's easy. Pull your freehub off and dab some white lithium grease on the pawls, simple as that. You don't even need any tools, just pull off the knurled end cap off the axle then the freehub will slide right off. When you get some miles into 'em and the grease spreads thin they will get louder with more use. Sometimes DT, hell, most big companies let groups of hubs go out the door without properly greased freehubs. Depends which minimum wage warehouse lackey was working that day.
 
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RDV4ROUBAIX said:
Make them quiet agian, it's easy. Pull your freehub off and dab some white lithium grease on the pawls, simple as that. You don't even need any tools, just pull off the knurled end cap off the axle then the freehub will slide right off. When you get some miles into 'em and the grease spreads thin they will get louder with more use. Sometimes DT, hell, most big companies let groups of hubs go out the door without properly greased freehubs. Depends which minimum wage warehouse lackey was working that day.

Thanks.

Tried to get the endcap off but it looks like I need to pick up an axle vise first (is this a standard size?). Another tool to add to my collection.
 
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Yes they are noisey but Campy in carbon rims are worst certainly know who is soft pedaling in a bunch.
Its a sign of good machining and nice fitting pauls. let it click soon get used to it. but do your turn at the front and drive the bunch hard for a while then you can soft pedal.
 
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Titles says it all. Riding some new wheels built with DT240s and the freehub has to be one of the loudest I've ever used. I guess on the plus side it's kind of like loud pipes on motorcycle. People can sure hear me freewheeling.

Rotating notched plates next to each other. Take apart like Mr Roubaix says and use a wee bit of grease or Mobil One, which is what I use.
 
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richwagmn said:
Thanks.

Tried to get the endcap off but it looks like I need to pick up an axle vise first (is this a standard size?). Another tool to add to my collection.

You shouldn't need any tools. The end cap will be stiff from being clamped into a bike but if you just grab the freehub and wiggle while pulling it should all come loose. Watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8ZQJS0IQM0

If that end cap won't budge, stick the shorter L bend of a 5 or 6mm allen into the end cap and wiggle loose, the rest should slide right off.
 

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I finally got my DT240s rear hub apart with the help of an axle vise. It hadn't been apart before so maybe they're harder at first? It did pull apart more easily the second time.

Anyways, added some lithium grease around and in between the star ratchets and the hub is much quieter (these are new hubs too).

Thanks everyone for the help.

Oh yea, these are pretty cool hubs. The tooless part is very nice.

I remember disassembling hubs in the early 90s. Took a few more tools and reassembly (ie adjusting the bearing play) was a bit of an art.
 

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