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    Loose Motolite

    Hi,

    I have a 09 Motolite that has play in the rear end. Its not side to side but more like up and down, like the wheel isnt on tightly, if that makes sense?

    I thought it was the shock bushings and had them changed but thats not it.

    Do you reckon its the bearings? I didnt think they would get worn out so fast as I havent used it that much in the year Ive owned it.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

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    horst link bushings. At the intersection of the seat and chain stays there are bushings there that are probably worn.
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    Cool,

    And is it a case of them being fairly standard or will I have order them from Titus (On-one)?

    Thanks for the help.

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    It's a titus specific thing. They don't cost a whole lot and you might just pick up a whole bearing kit of you plan on keeping the frame.

    here ya go
    http://titus-bikes.myshopify.com/col...ml-bearing-kit
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    Thanks man,

    Im just at the checkout for those parts right now!

    Do you need a press to install them or is there some clever way of doing it without.

    Worst case, I can take it to my local shop.

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    They have a little sleeve inside of them that can be hard to get out. I was going to take mine out and lube them but I figured the effort of getting them out might do damage.

    I have around 700-1K miles on my EG and still no slop but I am suprized.
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    I was looking at this tonight, I dont think its these bushings that are causing it. Im sure its the 4 bearings in the rocker. Ill probably swap everything out when the kit arrives anyway.

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    Take rocker off, if the bearings can be pushed out, rocker's probably toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    They have a little sleeve inside of them that can be hard to get out. I was going to take mine out and lube them but I figured the effort of getting them out might do damage.

    I have around 700-1K miles on my EG and still no slop but I am suprized.
    Got about the same mileage as you... just took out those alu rocker bolts and bearing seal facing outward to regrease every few months... leaving them with little grease will wear out the race real quick... and that's what happened to my old Motolite...

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    Just to let you know, it was the rocker. I ordered a new one from Titus last week and it arrived today (I live in Ireland). I installed it and the bike feels brand new!

    Thanks for the help on this guys.

    Now for a new bolt through fork and wheels....

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    Quote Originally Posted by circuts View Post
    Just to let you know, it was the rocker.
    front derailleur cable might show a kink, deflate rear shock, make sure seat stay brace hasn't smacked seat tube..

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    hey guys...im new on this forum and hope i can get some help...
    i have a 2008 EG and need new rocker bolts kit, but titus website only offers 09-10 model EG's.
    can i use the 09-10 bolt kit on my 2008 EG??
    if not, where can i get an '08 bolt kit??
    am i SOL??
    any suggestions will gladly be appreciated, thanks!!
    regards, jake

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    I would say just email them directly.

    Thats what I did.

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    yea i sent an email to titusti.com yesterday and left a comment on their facebook page.
    but no reponse yet.
    i have a feeling i am SOL.
    if tahts the case, can i purchase these bolts at LBS or warehouse??
    any suggestions will help.
    thanks again, jake

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    nm guys...the nice guys at titus responded.
    the 09-10 bolt kit will work on '08 model EG.
    i just ordered the part, so hopefully problem solved.
    thanks circuts...have a nice weekend!!
    regards, jake

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