The Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 is filled with 25ml of Rohloff SPEEDHUB OIL. This exact amount of oil is optimum for both the bearings and gears of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14.
An oil-change must be completed every 5000km or once per Annum to ensure the 25ml quantity of oil is retained and is free from dirt/moisture contamination. This process ensures that the SPEEDHUB 500/14 will always contain enough oil for lubrication (regardless of oil lost due to sweat oil) and also ensures that any penetrated moisture is rinsed out.
For easy oil change, we recommend the use of the Rohloff Oil Change Kit (Art. No. 8410).
The Oil Change Kit consists of:
A 25ml cleaning oil in a 50ml bottle*
B 25ml Rohloff SPEEDHUB OIL
C Oil filling tube
D Non returnable syringe 50ml
E Drain screw with new seal The oil filling tube should be placed over the syringe and secured with a drop of super-glue before use.
Draw the 25ml cleaning oil into the syringe, screw the filling tube into the drain screw hole and fill the cleaning oil into the hub. After this, use the syringe to draw out a little air out into the syringe. Remove the filling tube and refit the drain screw.
To rinse the hub properly, ride approx. 1km or turn the wheel by hand using the cranks for approx. 3min whilst simultaniously swiching between gears #3 and #5. In these gears all planetary gear sets are in use, making sure that the cleaning fluid is well rinsed through in order to thin out the old oil for easier removal.
Remove the drain screw (3mm allen key) and refit the filling tube and syringe. Turn the wheel, so that the filling point is underneath the hub. Wait approx. 15mins with the wheel in this position, then use the syringe to draw out the old fluid. Remove the syringe and filling tube, use this to empty the fluid into the empty 50ml cleaning oil bottle.