V8’s never die

DMR V8 pedals are just one of the pedals everyone has owned at some point. With the easy access grease port, good grip and great price making them a great choice.

Over many years of use they can start to show their age and not run as they should. Well you don’t have to put them in the bin and start shopping for new ones, you can just give them a service. This is an easy task to undertake with only a small selection of tools.

Unsure if you want to give this a go? Well have a read of our how to guide and then make up your own mind.


Step 1:

First things first, get everything ready.

Tools you will need:
Small flat head screw driver 14mm Socket
15mm slim socket, if you cant find one don’t worry we will show you how to get round this.
Needle nose pliers
Old spoke, not 100% needed just makes life easier
Vice, just makes like easier

There is a V8 service tool, I did not have access to one, so these are the tools I used.

Step 2:

Get the Pedal and clamp it in a vice, use the part of axle used for putting spanner on.

Step 3:
Remove end cap with a small flat head screw driver


Step 4:

This will show the nut to remove axle from pedal body. This nut is removed with a 14mm socket.

IMAG1432Step 5:

After removing this nut you will see a washer, remove this. After that you will be about to get to the cone, this is where you will need a slim 15mm socket. I could not find one but you can use the needle nose pliers.

Step 6:

You will now be able to see the outer bearings, be careful not to lift pedal body up as the inner bearings may fall out.
As you can see from the picture ours were very dry.

IMAG1435Step 7:

Remove axle from vice, be careful not to lift body from axle.
rotate the pedal 180* and carefully remove axle from body, making sure you don’t lose any bearings.

You now have everything apart, and you are 1/2 way through.

IMAG1437Step 8:

Clean and degrease everything, making sure to remove any old grease and dirt.

Step 9:

Now time to start putting your pedal back together.
Put some grease on the inner bearing surface, then put bearings in, there should be 13 in each side.

IMAG1439Step 10:

Put some grease on to the bearing surface of axle. Insert axle in to body, making sure not to knock any bearings out of place.

Step 11:

rotate pedal 180* making sure not to lift body off of axle. Put some grease on the inner bearing surface, then put bearings in.
This can be a bit tricky, this is where I used the old spoke, works better than a screwdriver.

Step 12:

Put cone on to axle, tighten up until tight and back off 1/2 a turn. Now spin the pedal clock wise, I found this tightened the cone so the pedal span freely without any side to side play. Next fit washer, this is not a normal washer but one with 2 flat sides. Next is the 14mm lock nut, tighten this up til tight checking the pedal spins freely I found about 5NM was about right. Lastly fit end cap.


Step 13: clean any excess grease off pedal.


You are now all done.


If you are still unsure about doing this, your local bike shop should be able to under take this for you normally for around £20.






Undertaking in any service work yourself may invalidate your warranty, so please check first. This is a guide and you undertake any work at your own risk.