Creaking / pivot stiction on a new Turner 5 Spot – any advice from other owners?

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    Hi Folks. So I got me a brand new Turner 5 Spot after christmas and two rides old it seems to be getting a lot of stiction from the pivots, so much so it makes the bike creak, most noticable when off the bike and pushing down on the saddle or frame, but it’s also there when riding the bike. I undid the shock mount to check it out and it’s definitely the pivots, and I’ve squirted a bit more grease into the zerks.

    Can any other turner owners please advise, is this normal for a new Turner? Will it just loosen up with use? It’s my first full sus since I got a proflex 855 so no idea what to expect from yer modern bouncy beast 🙂

    Thanks, Steve

    heihei
    Member

    “They all do that sir!”

    Stiction of the pivots is the downside of using bushings rather than bearings. It will improve with use, but never get to bearings levels.
    Re: creaking, may be worth re-torquing all the bolts, i.e. loosen then re-torque as per Turner’s recommended settings. Worked for me.

    dickie
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    Two rides old – give it a chance!
    My DW Flux was the same, but has matured nicely with age.
    The creak can be the mech hanger – take it off & grease the interface with the frame.
    This cured mine after a lot of faffing with pivots & grease did nothing.

    TurnerGuy
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    My main pivot had a larger diameter at the ends than in the centre – which gave me stiction on the suspension action. Greg sent me another which was the same diameter across and this sorted it.

    I also fitted the enduro needle eye kit to the shock mounts as some of the stiction comes from there.

    Basically once you have undone the shock mount you should be able to depress the suspension from full extension to compressed by just pushing down on the saddle with one hand.

    There may well always be a little more stiction from bushings, but it won’t be significant once the suspension is loaded with your weight.

    Premier Icon Hooter
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    Ah, I just remembered why I didn’t ride full sus for a decade – all that faffing with pivots 🙁

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