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I've been riding my 2008 Trance X1 (awesome bike) and noticed one or more of the pivots sqeaking while riding. While off the bike if I activate the suspension I can also hear it so I'm pretty sure it's coming from the pivots. Any recommendations of how to remedy this? Grease? If so what kind and do I need to take the pivots/bushings apart?
 

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Its most likely the DU bushings in the rear shock. Pull the rear shock out and inspect the bushings and shock eyelet spacers. You will have to pull the crank to get at the lower shock bolt. Then grease the bushings/spacers. I like to use an automotive Moly grease as it stays put and lubes longer than just about anything else.
 

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Do I need to be precise on torque specs when re-enstalling or can I just hand tighten?
 

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Do I need to be precise on torque specs when re-enstalling or can I just hand tighten?
Snug by hand is good. If that dosn't fix the squeek you might have to get into the pivot bearings, Just remove the pivot bolts, gently pry off the exposed bearing seals, press in grease of your choice & reinstall bolts, again, goodntight by hand is OK.
 

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DTL said:
I've been riding my 2008 Trance X1 (awesome bike) and noticed one or more of the pivots sqeaking while riding. While off the bike if I activate the suspension I can also hear it so I'm pretty sure it's coming from the pivots. Any recommendations of how to remedy this? Grease? If so what kind and do I need to take the pivots/bushings apart?
On my Reign I have had the hoses that are attached to the rocker by zip tie make a noise over time and I put some grease on there liberally. It is almost time for me to replace the rear derailleur one. Also I assume you are pushing down on the seat to compress the suspension. I would check the rails and the actual seat post both ends and clamps.

Many people think that because of all the pivots and bearings it has to be coming from them. Start at the easiest places and work futher in. I usually end up at the seatpost clamp that is making the noise.

Rob
 
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