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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 => Topic started by: Tiger Shark on January 07, 2014, 07:46:43 am

Title: Rear suspension lubrication
Post by: Tiger Shark on January 07, 2014, 07:46:43 am
My rear suspension "creaks" when I get in the bike - I suspect the bearings/bushes on doggy bones are dry - is there any special thing to do but strip and grease?

Would appreciate advice.
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Title: Re: Rear suspension lubrication
Post by: Hando on January 07, 2014, 08:11:47 am
I suspect you are wrong on the doggy bones.

Better chance that the bearing on the swingarm are shot. Not just dry. Buggered. Better take the lot apart and take a look.

Title: Re: Rear suspension lubrication
Post by: Tiger Shark on January 07, 2014, 08:45:49 am
Thanks - will strip
Title: Re: Rear suspension lubrication
Post by: Tommy Transalp on January 08, 2014, 10:08:40 am
Could also be the bearing seals (rubber) that are dry... after washing, I spray a bit of silicone lube on mine.... so far no creaking. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rear suspension lubrication
Post by: Tiger Shark on January 08, 2014, 10:41:54 am
Thanks - appreciate the advice - will try before stripping
Title: Re: Rear suspension lubrication
Post by: Rough Rider on January 08, 2014, 10:49:51 am
You will probably need a new set of needle bearings and seals.
Title: Re: Rear suspension lubrication
Post by: Tommy Transalp on January 09, 2014, 09:29:05 am
You will probably need a new set of needle bearings and seals.
I believe they're not too difficult to fit. Just make sur the bike's properly supported, 'cos things fall apart once you remove the shock! :3some:
Title: Re: Rear suspension lubrication
Post by: Rough Rider on January 09, 2014, 09:38:32 am
You will probably need a new set of needle bearings and seals.
I believe they're not too difficult to fit. Just make sur the bike's properly supported, 'cos things fall apart once you remove the shock! :3some:

Just support the swing arm with a tie down or a piece of rope.