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    Help...Fox RP3 eyelet bushing creaking on RX

    My RX has been creaking for the past couple of weeks. After closer inspection I've found the culprit to be the Fox eyelet bushings near the top tube mount for the shock. I've tried the following.

    -Since its a dry bushing, I pulled the shock off the bike, removed the reducers, and dried off the bushing thoroughly with paper towel. I did NOT yet use degreaser for fear of ruining the bushing material.

    -I've properly torqued the mounting bolt.

    What else can I do? The bike is new this year, so it doesn't have a ton of miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brentos
    My RX has been creaking for the past couple of weeks. After closer inspection I've found the culprit to be the Fox eyelet bushings near the top tube mount for the shock. I've tried the following.

    -Since its a dry bushing, I pulled the shock off the bike, removed the reducers, and dried off the bushing thoroughly with paper towel. I did NOT yet use degreaser for fear of ruining the bushing material.

    -I've properly torqued the mounting bolt.

    What else can I do? The bike is new this year, so it doesn't have a ton of miles on it.


    since the DU shock bushings are inexpensive you may look at replacing it and see where that gets you. Odd that you're getting a creak at the shock mount...i've never experienced it but maybe replacing the bushing will resolve the issue.



    good luck



    Chad

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    Quote Originally Posted by brentos
    My RX has been creaking for the past couple of weeks. After closer inspection I've found the culprit to be the Fox eyelet bushings near the top tube mount for the shock. I've tried the following.

    -Since its a dry bushing, I pulled the shock off the bike, removed the reducers, and dried off the bushing thoroughly with paper towel. I did NOT yet use degreaser for fear of ruining the bushing material.

    -I've properly torqued the mounting bolt.

    What else can I do? The bike is new this year, so it doesn't have a ton of miles on it.
    I have the same problem in that area. After cleaning with a paper towel like you mentioned, I add grease between all the metal contacts while reassembling. Then wipe off excess after fully assembled so not to attract dirt. Keeps it quiet for a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brentos
    My RX has been creaking for the past couple of weeks. After closer inspection I've found the culprit to be the Fox eyelet bushings near the top tube mount for the shock. I've tried the following.

    -Since its a dry bushing, I pulled the shock off the bike, removed the reducers, and dried off the bushing thoroughly with paper towel. I did NOT yet use degreaser for fear of ruining the bushing material.

    -I've properly torqued the mounting bolt.

    What else can I do? The bike is new this year, so it doesn't have a ton of miles on it.
    I have an ad on mtbr and ebay selling DU Bushings. The bushings I sell are different to the OEM version in that they have a slight amount of lead to aid in lubricity since they run dry.

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    Found It

    Thanks for the help guys, I also tried applying grease to all metal parts and wiping all the excess away. But it did not help.

    A couple days ago, one of the shop employees tightened down the air chamber, it turned less than 1/8 turn. It immedieatly made the creak go away and it has not come back. It seems to have been the threads for the air chamber.

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