I have a Blur LT2 and recently took apart all the linkages (minus bearing removal) so that I could get a bunch of grime out. All the parts/bearings are good.
Now re-installing and am wondering how tight my pivots should be? When I leave them loose enough for the rear triangle to fall free w/ gravity, the linkages have play. When I tighten them up, the rear triangle still moves nicely, but not free fall. It will actually move easily when I move it, but it tends to want to hold the position I leave it in. Also, when using the grease ports post factory setup, grease would bulge out and I would know the pivots were full. When the lower linkage is tightened to no play, when I grease the port the gun soon locks up, grease is pressurizing inside the pivot body because it cannot escape (which is also tightening up the motion of the pivot). I figured Id adjust the axle torque such that grease could bulge out, but that left the linkage loose.
So what Im trying to find out is if, when fully installed, the rear triangle ought to be moving as free as the bearings spin, or should it have (or is it ok to have) a little bit of resistance on it?
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