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Old 04-27-2012, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: 4th build in the works

Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
The only real complaint I have so far is the squeaky springer fork. I've tried a couple different lubricants but neither last for more than a ride or two. Anyone know of a more permanent fix for this???

just a thought... perhaps some heavy bodied grease applied at assembly, then, some of that graphite impregnated cord which is used for valve stem packing, wrapped around the pivot bolts before they are tightened up???? the wrapping would act as a reservoir, holding the grease within the friction area???

maybe that could help?

I don't think there is enough metal present so proper bushings can be installed without a great deal of re-work. and, as we know, the squeak is a notice of abrasion that will lead to failure.

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