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Offline tercopete

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squeaking sound
« on: September 08, 2016, 03:18:39 pm »
I noticed just recently that my bike squeaking when I sit on her I greesed the rear shock areas and even checked the air in the rear shock which registers 50 psi. What am I forgetting or not doing.  The sound is very annoying.

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Re: squeaking sound
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 03:25:47 pm »
grease fittings (ie - add grease) on the lower shock fittings?  I know my 86 was squeaking until I took the links apart and relubed.  swing arm pivot points could be involved as well.

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Re: squeaking sound
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 04:36:12 pm »
Here's a thought.    WD-40/with tube...

Spray a spot, bounce the bike.
Squeak gone?

If not, spray another, bounce the bike.

When/the squeak goes away, do a proper lubrication of that location.

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Re: squeaking sound
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 06:51:07 pm »
Unless you're a very large person or riding 2 up, 50 psi is at the upper allowable recommended pressure for the rear shock. Check the specs for pressure and damping setting recommended for your weight. You might find an improvement in the ride.....

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Re: squeaking sound
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 12:09:44 am »
Unless you're a very large person or riding 2 up, 50 psi is at the upper allowable recommended pressure for the rear shock. Check the specs for pressure and damping setting recommended for your weight. You might find an improvement in the ride.....

Yes exactly, in the 20's to low 30 psi for a single rider is a starting point. 50 will be a very rough ride - play with the rebound control too, start somewhere in the middle on that also. On the Connie Creak, squeaking seems common in the back, and I keep up with the uni-trac greasing and still have it.
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Re: squeaking sound
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 11:27:08 am »
As far as the squeaking goes, there are 5 grease zerks. 3 on the lower linkage, and 2 on the upper frame, which can be easy to miss. Did you get those as well?

My squeak was from the swing arm upper attachment points. To get to those, you have to remove the swing arm to grease the bearing that they are on.

It may be possible to remove the shafts and try to get grease in through there.  Here is a link showing how it is assembled.

http://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/kaw/500b2829f8700223e4792ddd/swingarm