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    Lefty strange sound ?

    Hi, all!

    After the first ride a strange sound appeared. I still cannot locate from where it comes. It's not a wheel, it's not brakes and nor shifters.

    I suppose it is maybe from lefty upper side (rebound and XLR lockout) ?



    any ideas?

    Thanx !!

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    Check to make sure all your bolts are snugged.

    They have washers "permanently" installed on them. If not tightened fully, they will rattle, exactly like that.

    All good there? Open the fork up and see that there isn't some piece of debris from the factory, obviously not the norm, but the noise isn't the norm either.
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    Thank you for the answer !

    Tonight I'll try to check once again.

    Yesterday I put a handlebar off, a front wheel set off. It seems that the sound goes from upper side of the bike. Could it be from a headtube ?

    What type of a tool do I need to open a XLR/rebound "device" ?

    Sorry for my numb questions ))

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    Top collar is removed with an external bearing bottom bracket tool.

    How were the clamp bolts, still have the noise?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Everything visible looks snugged. Makes me crazy that I don't understand the nature of this sound and from where it comes. I hope that it is from top collar, because if not - than I am lost..

    Can't that be the lefty needle bearings ? Because when I shake my bike harder, it looks like there are many "sources" that sound... =(

    May be I will go to one local service, let them try to locate...

    Is this the correct tool to open a top collar : http://thejmfc.com/bikes/images/palisade_spanner.jpg ?

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    Not the right tool, nope. This is.

    "Looks snugged"???

    Either a poor choice of wording, or, you're not making me too comfortable with your wrenching......

    "Is snugged", and I'd feel better.

    I'd take it to your dealer, something is up, sounds like you may not be the best person to crack into your $$$$ fork. No condescension intended.
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    Thanx =))

    P.S. English is not my native language =)

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    Could that be a Creaky Opi stem Creaky Opi Stem ?

    I don't know how a creaky opi stem sounds, unfortunately. may be that's another issue...

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