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I recently reminded myself why I need to buy a torque wrench.... I over torqued the self-extracting bolt on my lefty hub and it snapped.

Does anyone know or if I can get a replacement hub bolt? I have the Woodman Lefty XL hub. Seems logical that I can...but I haven't seen this in the forums before...

Also, do I need any special tools or have to replace any seals when I change out this bolt. I don't see exactly how this bolt comes out the of end cap....

The bearings should still be good, but maybe this is a good time to replace them...hmmmm
 

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Just as a FYI: Don't lube the threads with an anti-seize lubricate or a torque wrench will break the bolts every time. Think of the threads as an inclined plane and the anti-seize compound will allow the weight to slide down the incline plane as if there is ice on it, never allowing torque to build up which is what the torque wrench requires for the click to take place. I know this from experience on a 4 x 4 truck's wheel studs, figured it out by the second broken stud. :madman:
So careful what you use on the threads.

I think it is better to teach yourself what 15nm feels like using a borrowed torque wrench but then you really don't to purchase one. Just be careful not to over torque. Just my 2 cents. Here is what mendoncyclesmith said about torque and the front wheel:

"... As to concerns about this, and remounting the wheel, it takes less than a minute, really, honestly, and torque is not a concern. Just nice and snug with a multi tool 5mm allen, and you're fine. This in a non concern, cause if the wheel were GOING to fall off, it would be extremely obvious, as it would have to rip your rotor off the hub, in order to come free. Dig the product, rock one if you want to"
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Also I don't think the bearings need to be replaced. Not sure how much they cost. Use the money you saved for beer.
 

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Did you try calling the phone number or send an email? I have been trying to locate an online dealer that sells the Woodman endcap/seal/extracting bolt assembly for the lefty Hub...(they list it on the website).....but to no avail..... Looks like this is a relatively easy fix, if I can just get the part....
 
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