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    Junior Member sdim66's Avatar
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    Anyone have any experience with the rear shock squeaking? Its is bad and is driving me crazy. I cannot figure out for the life of me exactly where it is coming from. I took the seat off to get a better listen. I've dripped some WD40 on a few spots, but no luck. I didn't want to just spray willy nilly the entire shock, but I'm thinking that might be the only solution. Its not an easy area to lubricate without dismantling more stuff. Its the spring rubbing against something is what seems to be happening. Any kind of lube I can safely spray in there to hopefully resolve? I don't think WD40 is a good option but its all I had on me. Ideally grease would probably be best option but I don't know where to grease it.

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    Have you ever lubed your swingarm bushings?



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Have you ever lubed your swingarm bushings?


    Good call.



    Also, you can remove the shock (its really not all that hard) and grease the upper bolt and lower pin.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    I had this issue a while back. Take off your seat and spray some wd around the top of the shock where it meets the frame. Do the same at the bottom. Spray as much as you want, it wont hurt anything.This should fix your problem.
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    Dont feel bad my 07 does it also. I havent sprayed it yet but i have lubed the swing arm bushings.

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    Used some paper towels to block any overspray and then shot a couple short burst of WD40 at the top portion of the shock and squeak was gone. Thanks for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Have you ever lubed your swingarm bushings?


    I haven't. Its brand new bike... well, in theory... its an new 09 only 100 miles on it. Probably not a bad idea anyway to lube everything though.

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