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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Moutain cycle suspension linkage!

    I'm Kona Boy no more thanks to my mountain cycle shockwave 9.5! I love it other than my chain which constantly skips. I have a question though, my shockwave 9.5 makes a slight clunk noise as the rear shock comes back to its original position. I have a 5th element on the back but I think it is just the suspension linkage. Does anybody have that problem too!

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    Is there any play in the rear end or does it just make noise?

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    ShockWave 9point5? I hear that's a sweet bike. How do you like it?

    To track down what's loose, have a friend bounce the rear end up and down while you use your fingers to touch any possible loose parts to feel for a problem. Be careful to not get your fingers caught in anything. The lower shock bushing on the 5th element wears rapidly due to the constant rotation of the linkage. That is a possibility, depending on how much use the bike has.

    Maybe it got put together wrong at the factory. You have to watch out for those guys.

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    Have you ridden a 5th element before? Maybe it's just the normal weird noises that shock makes.
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    No play, only a noise. I have never had a 5th element or a mountain cycle so I was just wondering what the noise was.

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    I love my mountain cycle! You should get one. Anyway, I haven't felt the suspension linkage but the guy who had the bike before me(I got the bike used)replaced the bushings about a month before I got it so there shouldn't be anything wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona Boy
    No play, only a noise. I have never had a 5th element or a mountain cycle so I was just wondering what the noise was.
    OK. It's normal for it to make a weird squish wooosh sound. Your shock settings could also be kinda weird since eknomf (Ryan) and I don't set up the shocks before sending the bikes out.
    Let me know and I'll help you set up your shock.
    Tim

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