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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Squeek from suspension?

Lately I've noticed some squeeking from the front and back suspension. Mostly from the front, I hear it when going over bumps/potholes (Chicago!). Also notice it much more when my wife is on the back.

I don't see anything wrong visually, can't replicate it when stopped either, but maybe I'm just not jumping up and down hard enough.

Any ideas? '92 VN, 26k miles on it. Only 400 of those are mine however.

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Never heard a front end squeak, but guess it can. Things squeak cause something is rubbing. Pull each rear shock off and grease the bushings where it bolts to the frame and swingarm. (Many don't know you should do this..)
It's also possible your seat is the culprit. Remove it and wipe some grease on all the points it contacts the frame. That tongue in front that fits under the tank too.
The front suspension shouldn't squeak, but there's alot of things at the front end that can....cables rubbing on frame, instrument cluster, headlight, etc.

Go over the entire bike and make sure ever fastener is tight and nothing is loose. Lube the footpegs too btw...

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