|4-n-1 Ring Key Uses
Ring Installation: 1 - A ) Put liquid soap in spoke slots before
installing the Drive Ring to avoid possible
damage to slots or spokes. Rotate the Ring
over the wheel until All spokes line up with
slots on the ring before beginning ring installation.
There is a leading and a trailing spoke on
a bicycle wheel, the spacing is slightly
different, the ring is tooled to allow for
this difference, check for correct alignment.
1 - B ) Place the 4-n-1 key as shown against
to the Outside edge of the ring (on the inside
could cause damage to the belt track of the
ring), hook the spoke.
1 - C ) Insert screwdriver thru hole on the
tool, from the Outside of the ring, place
a small piece of cardboard or rubber between
the tip of the screwdriver and the ring,
and lift on the handle to pull spoke into
slot of the ring.
*TIP- (After 1st spoke is attached, it's
best to attach the spoke on the opposite
side of the wheel next (180 degrees from
the 1st). Work your way back and forth around
the wheel attaching spokes. i.e...if the
wheel were a clock, it would be - 12 o'clock,
6 o'clock, 3, 9, etc...until all spokes are
Engine Gear Replacement: 2 ) A hole is punched at one end to fit
the nut of the drive gears - eliminating
need for wrench when changing gears. Follow
gear change instructions in the Installation
Guide for your engine.
|Ring Removal: 3 ) Forked at the other end - to assist
Removal of drive ring - Remember, use liquid
soap to lube the slots before installing
or removing the drive ring. Slide the forked
end of key around spoke, under outside edge
of ring(between ring and tire) and push down
to gently push spoke out of slot. Remove
with the same north, south, east, west steps.
|Spoke Wrench: 4 ) Forked end is also a Spoke Wrench -
Line forks up with the flat edges of the
spoke nipple and push slot onto nipple. The
fit is very tight, as is needed, not to strip
the nipple. Turn to adjust (tighten/loosen)
the spoke. NOTE: The first time you use your
tool on the spokes, push hard, it will be
extremely tight because of the rustproof
coating that is on the tool itself.