- Fox RP3 Creaks
I ride an old Cove Hustler and it appears the RP3 is making a creaking noise when pressure is applied. I thought it was the linkage but after removing the shock this seems really plush (obviously I can't apply the same amount of pressure to this as the shock is removed). I've also looked for cable rub and the bushings seem tight. Bottom bracket seems ok and I have removed seat post too and applied pressure on top tube. I also fitted new seals and oil yesterday. Still no joy. The shock seems to work fine other than this, am I being picky? I just like to keep noise to a minimum.
I'm contemplating buying a new or used RP3/RP23 but need to iron this out before I pony up the cash. Any other Hustler/RP3/23 owners had this with any inside info or tips? Any thoughts people. Its a real sh*tter!
ThanksPosted 10 years ago
My Trek was doing this. I removed the upper and lower shock pivot bolts (holding the shock in place).
Cleaned the bolts, got a cotton bud and cleaned the inner of the bushes and then lubricated both bolts, inside the bushes and slid them back in.
Now runs really smooth apart from an annoying puff of air from the shock!
I bet you find the pivot bolts have grooves in them from where the bush has been rubbing on it.Posted 10 years ago
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