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    Rize 130 rear bushing play?

    How much play is acceptable in the Rize rear suspension bushings?
    My swing arm actually drops a couple mill when I lift the rear end off the ground.
    Should this be happening at all?

    Are these bushings available through C-Dale direct?

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    Elzippo

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    The Rize uses bearings, not bushings. Make sure all the bolts are tightened to the proper torque spec. If there is still play you might need to replace some of the bearings.

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    +1 what PG256 said.

    The frame pivots have bearings yes, but you might also want to check if the play is not in the shock eyelets, which are bushings. There too, check for proper torque.

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    Let me clarify, it's downward play (not side to side) that I'm seeing when ever I lift the rear end. The weight of the swing arm causes the shock link to rotate a bit downward. Should the bearings be that smooth and loose, or should there be no downward movement of the swing arm when the rear end of the bike is lifted?

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    Could be the DU bushing in the shock, if there's still movement after tightening the shock bolts.

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    join the club on the movement, its as u lift the bike up gentle u can feel it move in the bushing,prices are as follows in uk £ you will have to match them up to the spec sheet on the c/dale website
    kr023-£15
    kb61902-£8
    kp072-£25
    kp070-£20
    kp071-£5
    think they are the main parts.
    as steve said "As long as the rotor/rivets clears the fork, a miss is as good as a mile"

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    i have a rize 3 that had 200-250miles on it and found some play in the rear due to worn out shock bushing. i ride pretty hard due using my bike for motocross conditioning and the area that i ride in is severly bumpy and has and ass load of drop offs so the suspension gets a work out.

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    Found the source of my Rize pivot play. Lower bolts were not tightened to spec.
    removed them, cleaned, re-loctited and re-torqued to spec. good as new.
    Then my Lefty RLC blew up when I did the bearing reset procedure.

    Woa is me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elzippo
    Found the source of my Rize pivot play. Lower bolts were not tightened to spec.
    removed them, cleaned, re-loctited and re-torqued to spec. good as new.
    Then my Lefty RLC blew up when I did the bearing reset procedure.

    Woa is me.
    The RLC "blew up"? Like the upper and lower came apart?
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elzippo
    Found the source of my Rize pivot play. Lower bolts were not tightened to spec.
    removed them, cleaned, re-loctited and re-torqued to spec. good as new.
    Then my Lefty RLC blew up when I did the bearing reset procedure.

    Woa is me.
    The RLC "blew up"? Like the upper and lower came apart?
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    The RLC "blew up"? Like the upper and lower came apart?

    Exactly. I think I may have used too much downward force during the reset. I've successfully done the reset on my 5 year old Max 140 TPC and never had an issue. So I shipped my Carbon MAX RLC 130 to Craig at Mendon Cycle this morning. I couldn't bear to deal with it.



    Hopefully it comes back soon before all the ice riding is done here in NH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elzippo
    Exactly. I think I may have used too much downward force during the reset. I've successfully done the reset on my 5 year old Max 140 TPC and never had an issue. So I shipped my Carbon MAX RLC 130 to Craig at Mendon Cycle this morning. I couldn't bear to deal with it.



    Hopefully it comes back soon before all the ice riding is done here in NH.
    YOu can put that Max 140 tpc on there for now and ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I know it works because that's the config I use.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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