Rear suspension knocking issue aagghhh
If it’s ever been loose it could wear parts in a hurry- turns the entire bike into a little hammer and anvil.
What sort of shock hardware is it, proper stuff or rubbish aluminium tophats? If it’s the 2-part tophats, worth ordering a “heavy duty” (or “not crap”) kit on general principles imo.Posted 3 years ago
Ok, it is a black anodised cylinder I think is aluminium which goes through the bush and a steel rod goes through the cylinder to fit to the bike via steel bolts either side.The lower cylinder has a polished bit where the anodising has rubbed off by the looks of it.Posted 3 years ago
I need some advice, my bike knocks a little when I pick up the rear wheel. I traced it to the lower rear shock mounting, as I lift it I can feel movement with my fingers underneath the shock eyelet up and down. The shock was serviced 2 months ago and I have just replaced the bushings now. It’s still doing it, any ideas please or is it a stuffed shock eyelet?Posted 3 years ago
IF it was a stuffed shock eyelet (unlikely) it would have been pretty to press in the stock bushing. Just to confirm, the eyelet bush is the shape of a hula hoop crisp?Posted 3 years ago
If the mounting hardware is old, it may need replacing too. Were the aluminium top hats easy to put back in the bushing?
Did you replace the bits that go through the shock eyelet as well? Typically the eyelet bush will wear first as its plastic and designed to wear, the the mounting hardware will wear as well, but at a slower rate. So will you will wear many eyelet bushes before the mounting hardware needs replacement.Posted 3 years ago
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