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    Pivot shaft stiction

    Hey guys,
    Been working on a customer's 2014 Sultan for a few days now with a massive creak coming from the DW area. I've noticed that the pivot shafts are tight....like so snug they won't move as I had to force them out with a hammer and pick. How tight should they be? Same thing in the upper rockers as well.

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    ? Did u call turner?

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    They are that tight and seat in after a couple weeks.

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    There's been a lot written up about the creaking coming from the DW area on this forum. Basically, sand the anodizing off the outside of the shafts, regrease, insert, torque to spec. Has eliminated the dreaded creak on my Spot for a few months now.

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    If they remain that tight after 20 hours of break in time, sand a bit off the i.d. of the bushings or the o.d. of the shafts and you're off to the races.

    The test is to put the bike in the stand, remove the rear wheel, and unbolt the top of the shock. If the rear suspension cycles easily and falls downward by gravity (or nearly so), you're good to go, IMO.
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    Thanks everyone.

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