Boostinator W6R & WXR Installation
Congratulations! Now that you have yours, it's time to install that Boostinator. Installation should take 5-10 minutes, re-dishing about the same.
Tools and Supplies
- Protective eyewear
- 2mm hex key
- T25 Torx key
- Torque wrench with T25 bit
- Removable thread-locking compound
o Loctite 246 (recommended), 242, or equivalent
- Clean rag
- Truing stand
- Spoke wrench
- 2x1in section of old inner tube
- If mounted, use Torx key to remove six rotor bolts and rotor from hub
o Never use a torque wrench to remove hardware
- Find the small circular window on the disc side of the hub shell
- Repeat the following three times:
- Rotate axle until set screw is visible
- Use 2mm hex key to back set screw out until loose but not so far that it binds with hub shell (1-1.5 turns)
- Use pliers to pull disc-side end cap and preload adjusting collar from hub.
o Use old inner tube to protect end cap finish from pliers.
o If end cap does not move, return to previous step and loosen set screws further
- Use rag to clean hub disc mounting surface and rotor mounting surface.
o Take care not to touch or otherwise contaminate rotor braking surface.
- Use rag to clean end cap recess and exposed axle end.
- Remove adjusting collar from disc-side end cap
- Install adjusting collar onto Boostinator end cap
- Press slide Boostinator end cap and adjusting collar onto axle end.
o Press firmly until met with a hard (metal-on-metal) stop.
- Adjust hub as follows:
- Place hub on work surface with drive side down
- Use fingers or an appropriately-sized socket to press down on adjusting collar (Boostinator end cap will not move)
- Use 2mm hex key to snug each of the three set screws
- Check for lateral axle movement by pushing on axle ends. If movement is felt, loosen set screws and adjust preload as above.
- Apply one drop of thread locking compound to leading end of Boostinator bolt threads
o Use only provided M5x16mm pan head Torx bolts with heads marked "10.9". If unavailable, contact Wolf Tooth Components for replacement.
- Place 6mm Boostinator rotor spacer on hub and align holes with threaded hub rotor mounting holes.
- Use Torx key to install six Boostinator screws through rotor and spacer to finger tightness only.
o Do not mount rotors larger than 183mm in diameter using a rear Boostinator kit.
- Use Torque wrench set to 5Nm to tighten Boostinator screws in the following pattern:
- 12:00 -> 6:00 -> 4:00 -> 10:00 -> 2:00 -> 8:00
Important: If unfamiliar with wheel building or truing, we strongly recommend taking your Boostinated wheel to a local shop for re-dishing.
- Mount wheel in truing stand.
- True wheel to remove any major hops or wobbles.
- Re-dish wheel by loosening drive-side and tightening disc-side spokes 1/4-turn per pass.
o If previously true and properly dished, most wheels will require less than 1/2-turn loosening on drive-side spokes and less than one turn added to disc-side spokes.
- De-tension and true wheel as needed.