Rear Axle hub questions (1 Viewer)

Cruiser804

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Rebuilt my rear axle hubs over the weekend for the second time. Made me think of a couple questions. Maybe dumb questions.

First, what is the purpose of filling the hub with grease? Is this to ensure the bearings remain greased? I get the front with the biff in there.

Second, maybe I just missing something, the axles and the wheel bolt to the hub but what holds the hub in place? Seems like the hub and axle could come off as a ....NEVERMIND this bit just realized spindle is threaded and keyed. Lock washer holds it in place.

So what about the first question?
 

Cruiser804

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Thanks, sort of what I thought. When I opened them up over the weekend they looked just like I left them the last time I rebuilt them.
 

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