Tools required (depending on model)

  1. 4,5,6mm Allen keys
  2. 11,13,15, 24mm spanners (wrenches)
  3. 17mm socket (pre 2002 only)
  4. a coin
  5. coupling spanner (wrench)
  6. grease
fig. 1

If you have a table/bench free, your back will thank you as it will make it easier to assemble at waist height.

Depending on the Greenspeed model you have, start by assembling the frame see S&S Coupling section if required.

You may need to fit the kingpins (GTO excluded) next making sure the steering arms face forwards. Note a small amount of grease on the thread is required to stop the thread seizing. Tighten up with a 24mm or 15/16" spanner (wrench) until they just tighten up, then back off one ‘flat’ (60°) to provide free play.

The front wheels are not usually marked to show that they are left and right. Observe the spokes on these wheels and try and fit them the same way in the future to prolong the life of the wheels (see fig. 3). Fit the wheels making sure the aluminium spacer is on the axle before you fit them (later models have the spacer already intergrated into the axle). Tighten up the wheel nut with a 17mm socket or 6mm Allen key (later model).
Right Wheel
Left Wheel  fig. 3
Fit the rear wheel (3x7 shown) making sure washer tabs face downwards and into the dropout slots. Tighten with a 15mm spanner (wrench).  (see fig. 4) Note the frame is upside down in the photograph.
fig. 4
Next, attach the steering rods to the steering arms on the kingpins with the bolts that are already in the arms (see fig. 5). Note a small amount of thread lock should be applied to the bolt before it is fitted to prevent the bolt from loosening. The alignment is preset at the factory so no adjustment should be needed.
fig. 5
fig. 6
If you haven’t already, attach the seat and raise the handlebars up (coupling models). Hint put the bolt in the front mount first (finger tight) followed by the rear bolts/couplings and tighten them all using a 6mm Allen key or coupling spanner.