Rear shock squeak?

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Bike has done it since new, squeaks when i compress the rear shock. Is there a grease fitting i can grease, or something I can take apart and grease to make the squeak go away?
 

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There are no grease fittings on the shock body or it’s mounting bushings. You can, however, disassemble the shock linkages and even remove the swingarm, if you desire, and grease the bearings. Disassembly would be required, as there are no grease fittings. You might start with greasing the “dogbone” links visible under the front of the swingarm. These bushings and bearings can be accessed with minimal disassembly of the bike.
 

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Just a crazy thought; may try spraying a little WD40 or the like in selective spots to try to pinpoint the squeak. May not be the shock at all.
 

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Just a crazy thought; may try spraying a little WD40 or the like in selective spots to try to pinpoint the squeak. May not be the shock at all.
Maybe an actual lubricant would be better than a water displacement (WD) product for this purpose. ;)
 

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Bike has done it since new, squeaks when i compress the rear shock. Is there a grease fitting i can grease, or something I can take apart and grease to make the squeak go away?
I would go to the dealer and tell them it has squeaked since new and it is driving you crazy... and then ask "NOW what can you do?"

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Sometimes the top shock eye can creak or squeak if the bolt is not sufficiently tightened. As far as I can remember there is no bearing in that eye and the bushing is mounted in rubber as there is very little movement in that end of the shock. I suggest that you check the tightness of the bolt at that point and hopefully that will be the fix.
 
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