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  1. #1
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    Rune V2 DU bushing play

    My Banshee Rune V2 arrived in december of 2012. After my first few rides I would notice a "looseness" about the linkage but could not figure it out. Now after quite some time on the bike I have definitively determined that the issue lies in the DU bushing that links to the rear triangle that came with the bike. I have the Fox CTD shock. I was wondering if perhaps the DU was slightly oversized or out of spec hence the play I can feel in the linkage when unweighting the bike. I was wondering if there is a replacement option that could be sent to me.

    I really love the bike but HATE the looseness that I feel which is eerily similar to the looseness for the worn bushing in my V1 Rune.

    I was wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar issue. I really want to get this fixed up ASAP because I have been riding with it this way for far too long at this point.

    Any and all help would be appreciated!


  2. #2
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    Hey Anthony,

    Swing by the shop, we can pop a new DU bushing in for ya. It takes a few minutes. Those things are wear items and need to be replaced from time to time. Just bring us some beer, we are fresh out of supplies.

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    FWIW, I had DU and play issues at shock eyelet with V2 frame as well with standard Rock Shox DU's (despite new DU and hardware with replacement). Had Fox make me a rear shock kit with the plastic DU's and matching hardware for my Monarch RC3 shock. This got rid of play, but came back within a month's time. Decided to install the Fox plastic DU with seals and the RS mounting hardware from before (black anodized metal) and have been trouble/issue/play free every since for well over a few months. I did have a bit of play the other week, but was due to thru bolt being lose, tightened with locktite and play free again. I was going to send my shock back to RockShox to check eyelet diameter for any damage or ovalizing, but glad I didn't as it works great now with above set-up.
    Ride On!

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    That's a true riders bike shop rght there! Great stuff Blackstone Bicycles.
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