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    2014 Element 999RSL creaking headset/fork interface

    I have a 2014 Element 999RSL with a FOX Float 100 fork. I have this irritating creaking from the headset, I'm using a Cane Creek headset. I have removed the fork and headset a couple of times and regreased. I think I used Park Tools grease.
    Any suggestions as how to solve this? Should I use a different grease?
    I have some Phil Wood grease I could try.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    You sure its from the headset? I had creaking coming from that area when I first assembled my bike and turned out I just needed to re-tighten the bolts on the stem evenly...

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    Fox have a bit of history with creaky steerer/crown interfaces. I have had the uppers replaced on my 2012 Floats but 2 guys I ride with have 2014 forks with the same problem.
    I also thought it was the headset at first....

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    I took everything apart yesterday, cleaned and greased the headset. Cleaned and applied loctite to all the stem bolts, and tighten them to spec. However, the creaking is still there. I wonder if is the steerer/crown interface as MavAndy suggested.
    How long did take to get the fork back?

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    I am in the uk but it was turned around in a week but it was done in the winter so probably not as busy then!

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    I took the fork off the bike, and was able to reproduce the creaking by turning it upside down and twisting the fork legs with the steer tube on the ground. The fork is on the way back to Fox now.
    Thanks for the suggestion.

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