Rear suspension not working smoothly

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  • Mossman

Posted June 03, 2004 - 01:53 AM


Alright, I screwed up. The last time I washed my bike (2000 YZ426) I was in a hurry and out of WD40, so it didn't get it's usual lubricant bath when I was done :thumbsup:

The bike has been in the trailer for about 2 weeks (thanks to all the rain here in Ohio! :awww: ) and when I wheeled it out yesterday to install the Rekluse (YES! more to follow), the rear suspension was virtually frozen! Basically, when I sit on it, it doesn't return to position. I haven't gone through the linkage or swingarm pivots (I just bought the bike in March) yet, but this seemed to happen all of the sudden. When I washed it last, it was with a garden hose, so no high pressure grease removal.

Any ideas? Should I just pull the rear end apart and start rebuilding the linkage and swingarm pivots?


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  • Vet28

Posted June 03, 2004 - 02:33 AM


take it all apart, wash it out, do the bearings, clean everything (swing arm bolt, axle bolt)...everything. grease the heck out of it and enjoy!

Vet28 :thumbsup:

  • Mossman

Posted June 03, 2004 - 04:04 AM


After looking at the cost of the rebuild kits, I think that is the route I will take first. If there is any major damage, that's when I will spend the money.


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