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Hey LT2 users, how much time does it take to you to replace your DU bushings??I'm having some rear play in the swing arm and I'm guessing it's coming from the DU bearings (the frame has only 6 months so I hope the bearings are fine!) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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Sure it's not your hub,I had the same concerns recently and could swear it was the bearings and felt like play in the swing arm,turned out the hub had play in it and needed to be rebuilt.
 

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Make sure you check your shock hardware as well. I replace the reducers with the DU bushing in the back of the shock where it connects to the swing link at least every 3 months during the riding season. They wear out pretty quick and develop play you can feel when you lift the back of the bike off the ground.
 

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yes this the first thing I'm going to check when I have the time, if they get worn each 3 months, maybe it's time to replace them as I bought the frame 6 month ago...:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Make sure you check your shock hardware as well. I replace the reducers with the DU bushing in the back of the shock where it connects to the swing link at least every 3 months during the riding season. They wear out pretty quick and develop play you can feel when you lift the back of the bike off the ground.
 

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guys,

i've had my BLT since mar 09--and just today i noticed a clicking noise and a tiny amount of play when i try and move the bike vertically up and down via the seatpost or seatmount. checked the rear wheel hub, seems fine. there is no movement or clicking when i try and move the bike forward or backwards, just up and down. i THINK i can hear the clicking noise coming from where the RP23 connects to the front shock mount on the frame.

this being my first real full susp rig, what ar ethe DU bushings? reducers? i just see a bolt assembly that ties the shock to the frame, and lets it pivot on either end. if i remove the shock removal instructions correctly for the BLT2, these are both supposed to be at 95 in-lbs of torque.

thanks in advance for the help!
 
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