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manlytom

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squeaky noise swingarm / rear suspension
« on: July 12, 2012, 04:53:03 PM »

Hi all

started noticing a squeaking noise around the rear, swingarm, rear suspension. When I push the bike down or ride across bumps one can hear it.
Have not been able to exactly locate it though. Looked for anything caught - no mouse to be found  :)
any chance a problem with the rear suspension ...  :(
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Re: squeaky noise swingarm / rear suspension
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 08:01:17 PM »

Tom,

Do not know if it is the same issue, but I got my rear shock replaced because the spring scratched the pivot (it did also made some noise)
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Re: squeaky noise swingarm / rear suspension
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 08:26:38 PM »

In my experience a squeaking rear suspension is usually caused by the shock spring rubbing against something, such as against the shock body. If this is the case, some spray lube on the shock should help. Also look for a rubber bushing that might need a little silicone lube. The noise might also be caused by a section of the rear fairing moving a little when you sit on the seat. Spraying some lube around should help with the noise. Just be sure to keep it away from the drive belt, the brake pads/disc and the tires.

 A mechanics stethoscope, such as are sold at auto accessory stores for around $10-$15, should also help locate the source of the squeak.
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Re: squeaky noise swingarm / rear suspension
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 04:19:53 AM »

manlytom,
  I have the same issue.  Have been postponing tracking it down as it's a minor annoyance.  When you find your problem, please post and let us know what it was!
thanks!
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Re: squeaky noise swingarm / rear suspension
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 09:16:22 PM »

I had shortly removed my rear suspension to check clearance of my side bag frame.

The screws/bolts of the rear shock, seats in "two half" bushings.

One of the bushing was really tight, I have greased it before I reassembled it.

Since I did this, my rear shock feels more comfortable. Maybe your got tight too.
 
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