Following Main Pivot ?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    39

    Following Main Pivot ?

    I have picked up a slight amount of play on my main pivot after doing a bearing replacement. It almost feels like a DU bushing on the shock except I can feel it moving with my hand at the main pivot.
    Can anyone tell me if the spacers go tapered side to the frame or away from the frame.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    715
    probably du bushings, same happened to me with them, buy a new set they are pretty cheap and super easy to replace. as for spacers i have a blown up drawing of a wreckoning which is the same set up i believe i will try to attach it.

    cant find the drawing right now but when i do i will post it, going out to ride.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    39
    Appreciate it, Definitely not a DU bushing, I can feel the moment at the pivot.
    I have replaced many DU bushing.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    208
    The tapered side goes facing out towards the outside of the frame.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    nel
    nel is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    133
    My Following also did this. I contacted Evil with a description of the problem and they sent out an additional spacer washer to install between the main frame and the existing conical washer on the main pivot assembly. Sorted the problem for me.

  6. #6
    C__Corax
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    355
    so the bushing play/knock is very common? will a roller needle bearing solve this?

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    39
    Quote Originally Posted by DOCRIGID View Post
    so the bushing play/knock is very common?
    Not sure I would call this very common. I was a moron and put my spacers in backwards. Fortunately I got it fixed before damaged happened. Evil customer support is awesome... Just incase anyone else is doing this the tapered side goes to the bearing race.

  8. #8
    C__Corax
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    355
    I was referring to the bushing play on the shock, out of the 4 evils in my area all 4 have the little knock/click/play in the top shock bushing. Wondering if a roller bearing would solve this?

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cooleymtnbiker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    470
    Okay....anyone else having difficulty keeping the main pivot quiet? I've been struggling with mine for some time. I've disassembled and reassembled multiple times with conical washer in right direction obviously. After I put it back together noise is gone but comes back after 3 or more rides. I've utilized the foam ring suggestion with little change.

    Noise occurs when cycling the shock and then pedaling forward.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    208
    I've narrowed my knock/clunk to the monarch itself. In the descend and the trail mode the clunk is there. If you flip it over to climb the noise stops. Planning sending it to avalanche soon to see what they can do.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    427

    Following Main Pivot ?

    Quote Originally Posted by exploder View Post
    I've narrowed my knock/clunk to the monarch itself. In the descend and the trail mode the clunk is there. If you flip it over to climb the noise stops. Planning sending it to avalanche soon to see what they can do.
    This sounds like what my Monarch did last fall. It was the shock and Evil HQ sent me a new one.
    More info on this thread...
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...7&share_type=t

Similar Threads

  1. main pivot question
    By kenwood72 in forum Evil Bikes
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-07-2017, 03:49 PM
  2. GT RTS main pivot
    By zonoskar in forum GT
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-18-2013, 01:43 AM
  3. Check your main pivot pin
    By Deerhill in forum Titus
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-07-2012, 10:07 AM
  4. Need main pivot bolt!!!!!
    By Coopie in forum Diamondback
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-14-2011, 12:27 PM
  5. Seven main pivot bolts
    By belljeffw in forum Yeti
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-13-2011, 08:53 AM

Members who have read this thread: 8

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.