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Squeaky Dakars : Any advice from others with the Dakars ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by OZ-T, May 10, 2011.

  1. Jul 30, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Actually that and the leaf above that is where most of my noise was coming from
     
  2. Jul 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Meh, semantics! Too bad you can't change the title of the thread to "How to fix your squeaky dakars."
     
  3. Aug 19, 2013 at 5:36 AM
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  4. Aug 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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  5. Aug 19, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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  6. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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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.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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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.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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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
     
  9. Oct 5, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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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)..
     
  10. Oct 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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    You sure. ?
     
  11. Oct 6, 2013 at 5:26 AM
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    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.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2013 at 6:01 AM
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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
     
  13. Oct 8, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    subed, my dakars squeak and only have 500 miles on them, i do ride alot of dusty trails though.
     
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    Try power washing them first
     
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    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
     
  16. Oct 10, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    I sprayed mine with some dryfilm lube. Maybe a mistake but for now there are quite.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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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.
     
  18. Oct 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    I feel lucky, 25k on the dakars, dirty and dusty, starting to rust, no squeaks.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    One of my EPDM strips finally rubbed through , squeak came back right away

    New strips going in this weekend
     
  20. Oct 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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    I would go the rubber strip route. It's a much longer lasting solution.
     
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