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Old 07-30-2013, 08:25 AM   #141
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The majority of people having squeak issues is not the bushing but from that leaf you put the plastic in. Oz already figured that out for us and how to fix it.
Actually that and the leaf above that is where most of my noise was coming from
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Actually that and the leaf above that is where most of my noise was coming from
Meh, semantics! Too bad you can't change the title of the thread to "How to fix your squeaky dakars."
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:36 AM   #143
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I am going to try this stuff

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Giant-5...PDM+pond+liner
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #144
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That's EPDM pond liner , same thing I used
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #145
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Nice find! I've been holding off on doing this because I'm too lazy to hunt down the pond liner in affordable quantities. Just ordered this repair kit. I'll install this weekend!
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #146
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I think this stuff is awesome for doing this. It comes with one sheet of EPDM with some sort of adhesive already on one side since it was made for patching pond liners. I just cut that into strips. We'll see how well the adhesive holds up but it's gotta be better than just sticking it between the leafs and hoping it doesn't move. I still folded it down so it's pinched between the 2 sets of leafs for extra security.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #147
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Anyone try UHMWPE tape?
It's cheap and seems durable on any projects I've used it on so far.
Have had a strip of it along my mountain bike frame for years to protect the metal from chain slapping. It's seen plenty of mud & oil without degrading.

I don't know if the adhesive will hold up under the heat and pressure of our springs in the summer but if it does, this stuff should do the trick. If the grease stops working for my Dakars, I either try this or just epoxy in the vibration damper pads I posted pics of earlier.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#76445a761/=o854vn
linking to 1/2" wide just b/c that's the part number I had available. They make it wider of course.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:04 PM   #148
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Mine is more of a creak and it's in the front hanger.
A shot of white lithium grease between the hanger and spring eye and I'm good for 2-4 weeks
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Anyone on the mainland find EPDM rubber pond liner by the foot??? Hawaii only has it in large sheets.. (that I have found so far)..
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Mine is more of a creak and it's in the front hanger.
You sure. ?
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:26 AM   #151
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Anyone on the mainland find EPDM rubber pond liner by the foot??? Hawaii only has it in large sheets.. (that I have found so far)..
Raycie, just buy the kit linked above. Comes with more than enough for this fix and some of it even has self adhesive already on it. Mine's been holding up great so far.
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wd-40 or PB blaster when it starts bothering me(usually 6+ weeks between applications). Maybe I should try this pool liner
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subed, my dakars squeak and only have 500 miles on them, i do ride alot of dusty trails though.
Try power washing them first
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I've experimented a couple of things. Mine was the leaves themselves, not the bushings. Cheapest fix seems to be lots of grease between each leaf, full length (as best I could without loosing u-bolts anyway).

For passenger side, I just used a big screw driver to pry a gap in the leaves and then used a needle adapter on grease gun to pump grease between each leaf. Jumped on rear bumper to help smoosh out excess and wiped it off. After a day or so of driving, the grease had worked in to all the spaces and it only squeeks once in a while now. Going on 4 months now. Didn't do anything to driver side at that time and it still squeeks a lot.

This evening, for driver side, I put some 3/16 inch thick plastic on the leaf that doesn't already have a wear pad on it. Then jumped on the bumper and no squeeks at all. Had to put a pad both front and back between the same 2 leaves to completely get rid of the squeek. I can't find my epoxy and I don't want to lose the pads so I took them out and just greased it like I had done on the other side. Those pads are heavy duty vibration isolation pads from McMaster.

I had used A LOT of grease on the passenger side. Used only a little on driver side tonight so we'll see what happens after few days. I may end up packing more in there this weekend if needed.

I'd avoid using any grease on any leafs, it'll probably keep things quiet for a short bit, but now you've got another maint. issue... keeping the leafs clean & re applying grease... Problem with grease is it attracts dirt, the dirt sticks to it, the grease dries out & leaves the dirt to find its way deeper into the leafpack
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I sprayed mine with some dryfilm lube. Maybe a mistake but for now there are quite.
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I love this site. My dakars are a month old and squeked everytime I stoped today. Went on TW and here are some solutions. I'll clean them off from offroading last week and pick up a few lubes to try. Thanks guys.
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I feel lucky, 25k on the dakars, dirty and dusty, starting to rust, no squeaks.
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One of my EPDM strips finally rubbed through , squeak came back right away

New strips going in this weekend
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I love this site. My dakars are a month old and squeked everytime I stoped today. Went on TW and here are some solutions. I'll clean them off from offroading last week and pick up a few lubes to try. Thanks guys.
I would go the rubber strip route. It's a much longer lasting solution.
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