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Offline Tiger Shark

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Rear suspension lubrication
« 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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Re: Rear suspension lubrication
« Reply #1 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.

 

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Re: Rear suspension lubrication
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 08:45:49 am »
Thanks - will strip
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Re: Rear suspension lubrication
« Reply #3 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:
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Re: Rear suspension lubrication
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 10:41:54 am »
Thanks - appreciate the advice - will try before stripping
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Re: Rear suspension lubrication
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 10:49:51 am »
You will probably need a new set of needle bearings and seals.
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Re: Rear suspension lubrication
« Reply #6 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:
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Re: Rear suspension lubrication
« Reply #7 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.
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