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    Sonix Suspension Issue

    Has anyone noticed a popping, clicking etc sound coming from suspension linkage while riding and pedaling? I noticed it the other day so I brought the bike home and tore it apart and found it was the black piece the shock connects to. If I pushed on it to the side it duplicated the sound. I went ahead and tightend everything back down and went for a ride today. Well after riding for a little bit it started doing it again. This time I tore it apart at the trail and put blue threadlocker on all the bolts for the black linkage. I rode for awhile again and never did hear it so I dont know if the problem is solved or not. I just wanted to see if anyone else expierenced this or something similar.
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    No one?

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    It might be as simple as one of your bolts coming loose...so you may have fixed it when you tightened everything up.

    If not, you might want to grease up all of your metal-to-metal contact points...this includes your seatpost and seatpost rails. Which brings up a question...are you sure it's the linkage?

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    I'm positive everything metal to metal was greased hopefully its fixed for good and hopefully that's all it was

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    Well keep us posted...we'll do our best to troubleshoot for you!

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    Dont tighten bolts as tight as you can, this can stretch the bolt threads and or cause binding and friction.
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    Good point, Dog!

    Here are torque specs for the Sonix bikes:

    Upper Links (Sonix)
    • Lower Pivot: 130-140 lb-ft
    • Connecting Brace: 130-140 lb-ft
    • Upper Link Bolt / Shock Mount: 120-130 lb-ft

    Bottom Bracket Pivots (Sonix & Xeon)
    • Main Pivot (13mm hex socket): 110-120 lb-ft
    • Main Pivot (5mm allen): 120-130 lb-ft
    • Main Link Bolt: 130-140 lb-ft

    Shock Mount (down tube – Sonix & Xeon)
    • If 5mm allen key: 110-115 lb-ft
    • If 4mm allen key: 90-100 lb-ft

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    It hasnt made the noise sense so I'm pretty sure I got it. Over all I'm actually very happy with the way it rides. I didn't know really anything about Haro mountain bikes since everyone I know rides GT, Yeti, Titus, Trek, and Fuji. I actually the frame alot more than the Kona I had before it.

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    Whooohoo ride on brotha!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by downhilljill View Post
    Good point, Dog!

    Here are torque specs for the Sonix bikes:

    Upper Links (Sonix)
    Lower Pivot: 130-140 lb-ft
    Connecting Brace: 130-140 lb-ft
    Upper Link Bolt / Shock Mount: 120-130 lb-ft

    Bottom Bracket Pivots (Sonix & Xeon)
    Main Pivot (13mm hex socket): 110-120 lb-ft
    Main Pivot (5mm allen): 120-130 lb-ft
    Main Link Bolt: 130-140 lb-ft

    Shock Mount (down tube Sonix & Xeon)
    If 5mm allen key: 110-115 lb-ft
    If 4mm allen key: 90-100 lb-ft
    Are these supposed to be in-lbs vice ft-lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emptybeer View Post
    Are these supposed to be in-lbs vice ft-lbs?
    LoL most likely yes but i wouldnt torque anything under 8mm they just stretch to much. Good catch now grab a fresh brew
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