- Rear shock tight in mount?
Just reinstalling the rear shock after servicing the fun bits. When I get anywhere near the specified torque at the front mount it gets really tight and the shock doesn’t hang down, but is held up. I can’t remember whether this was the case when I took it apart.
Should there be more freedom of pivotness than this?Posted 3 months ago
It’s a Rocket 275, if it’s a specific issuebenpinnickSubscriber
If it’s a du Bush your using the there’s plenty enough friction to hold a shock up. It would be normal. If you want it to run freely you need some sort of bearing in there, either a needle roller or bearing mount shock even better (but that’s something that must be designed for up front)Posted 3 months agooreetmonMember
I had this on a new 2012 Orange5 frame, used theses to good effect.
Need a regular service in winter thoughPosted 3 months agoBearBackMember
You wont get much rotation at that front shock mount.. so needle bearings are pointless here.Posted 3 months ago
I’d certainly explore needles on the swingarm end if you are a really light rider though or super sensitive to stiction.
tolerance is a factor here, even with the lowest friction bearings/bushings, you could still bind things up if your end reducers are being forced against the shock eyelet when tightening.
I’m not light by any stretch. There’s not a great deal of movement at the swingarm end either.
I’ll try again getting in touch with Cotic to see what they say. Seems a bit tight, but not sure what’s changed if anything.
Going Woody’s again in a couple of weeks, that’ll show up any faults 🙂Posted 3 months ago
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