Squeaking rear suspension on my 426

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  • MiniMadMan50

Posted December 15, 2003 - 09:11 PM


Why is it doing this? Time for a lube job? It does it when I compress the rear suspension (sit on the bike).


Posted December 15, 2003 - 09:48 PM


Many times it comes from the top shock bearing. Try cleaning/lubing that first.

  • WR450

Posted December 16, 2003 - 02:27 AM


You will also find the the small knuckle that bolts onto the swingarm at the bottom.
These are the first bearings to go dry especialy if you clean with a high pressure cleaner.
Strip your swingarm and regrease it is a worthwhile exercise and should be done every six months to a year. :)

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  • MiniMadMan50

Posted December 16, 2003 - 09:46 PM


Is that hard to do? I've had the bike since about.. June, and ride it almost strictly in the desert (very fine sand).

  • wrooster

Posted December 17, 2003 - 07:58 AM


> Is that hard to do?

no, it is not hard. however, it does take some time.

i did a complete writeup on the process, you can find it here:

also see this thread over in the YZ4xx forum:

jim aka the wrooster
'01 wr250f

  • Strick

Posted December 17, 2003 - 03:04 PM


I need to visit FAQ more often. That is an awesome step-by step.



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