New Product Improvements
The 2014 Hydrobike Explorer has new features that offer outstanding advantages over previous models dating back 25 years now.
Split Rear Hub
We have eliminated the drivetrain pivot point stiffness with a new split rear hub enabling you to adjust the tension when raising or lowering of the drivetrain becomes too stiff or too loose.
*Tip for all of you with the old style frame.
If the drivetrain seems a little (or a lot) stiff to move up and down with the drivetrain lever, a drop or two of oil at the friction lock area is in order. This is a regular lubrication point to prevent stiffness at this pivot point.
The friction lock is the grey - black rubber like bushing whose purpose is to hold the drivetrain unit firmly into the Hydrobike frame. It has 4 silver screws around it.
It’s important to lubricate at the point illustrated below.
After adding your Hydrobike chain oil to the location above, work the drivetrain up and down by hand (not with the lever arm) full travel in both directions to allow the oil to seep in between the friction lock and the rear hub of the frame. In a few seconds, you should feel the stiffness subside. If resistance persists, continue oiling and working up and down until resistance subsides.
New Lever Arm Assembly
For 2014 we have new drivetrain lever arm assembly that eliminates the original assembly needing a mounting block and 3 clamping bands to fasten the drivetrain lever arm. This is a solid one piece bracket that bolts into existing drivetrain housing holes, with a quick release lever arm that will help to make transport and storage much easier.