Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

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Brucey
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Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Postby Brucey » 14 Feb 2019, 3:50pm

TL-AF10 is what you need to unscrew the RH dustcap. It is on a LH thread.

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Winfried
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Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Postby Winfried » 14 Feb 2019, 3:54pm

Thanks!

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Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Postby buffet » 14 Feb 2019, 4:57pm

Brucey wrote:TL-AF10 is what you need to unscrew the RH dustcap. It is on a LH thread.

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Isn’t the RH dustcap just hand tight on A11 like on A8?

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Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Postby Brucey » 14 Feb 2019, 7:30pm

oftentimes you need the tool (or a tool) to unscrew them.

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Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Postby jb » 14 Feb 2019, 8:53pm

If it was supposed to be hand tight it would be knurled for hands to grip. As it is its smooth with recesses for the correct tool.
Its job is to stop oil getting out the A8 is grease...
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Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Postby Winfried » 14 Feb 2019, 9:11pm

After removing, cleaning, and putting the Gates sprocket back in place, there's much less creaking when riding… but I can still hear some, and sometimes, it sounds like metal against metal. Maybe the LHS bearing also needs to be replaced.

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Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Postby Winfried » 6 Mar 2019, 1:51pm

I have a couple of questions as I'm about to order the parts + tools needed to service the Alfine 11:

1. Besides the three "ball retainers" (parts 13, 18, and 36), what other parts are likely to be worn after years of use? Since parts are cheap, I might as well order them all now.

2. Is there a document that explains how to use the TL-S702 "Right Hand Cone Installation Tool" and the TL-S704 "Seal Set Tool"?

Thank you.

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EV-SG-S700-3092A.pdf