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    New question here. Stripping journal bearings down!

    I have a honking creaking noise coming from the rear end on my 2011 5-spot.
    I have checked all the usual suspects and it is 100% coming from the suspension. So the only parts i have not stripped down and checked are the journal bearings.

    Looking on the Turner site i cannot find an exploded diagram. Im assuming they are a pretty simple design and that as long as i take my time it should be an easy process.

    If anyone has done this please let me know the easiest way to proceed and not destroy anything


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    Before you go that route did you remove the rear derailleur hanger and apply some grease between hanger and frame?

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    Hi, yep i did. it was actually the first thing i did after doing some reading on here.

    Im going to have a bash at figuring this out this morning. Hopefully its something simple.

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    So simple. Very obvious as you disassemble. Watch for the little sealing rings as you remove the suspension links. They are rubber, and have been known to take flight to parts of the garage unknown!

    As well as the zerk system works, nothing beats a complete annual disassembly, cleaning, and re-lubing!
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    Don't take the bushings out of the frame. Disassemble the system but leave the bushings pressed in. I spent a pile of time explaining how to do this a few days ago to a rider, and it was the shock reducers....

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    Thanks guys, all sorted now. :-)

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    I found the quickest way to diagnose a creaky suspension pivot is to add a drop of waxy chain lube one pivot at a time and cycle the suspension a few times after each application of lube to a pivot. Found my upper shock reducer making noise that way.

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