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    WSB Pit boss tlsgazza's Avatar
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    The rotary damper is just a damper. No springing to hold it up.
    Glad stu came in. I did wonder if it would be the same for the R .
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlsgazza View Post
    ... I did wonder if it would be the same for the R .
    I knew the Damper was slightly modified on the R to allow for better oil flow at high temps, but had no idea the SOAS was different.

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    Check swingarm too. My TLS swingarm pivot broke. Not sure if this is a problem on TLR.
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    "Suzuki tl1000s Swingarm Failure"

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    chops tlr arm not a problem. different construction and different load bearings


    cheers stu

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshCampbell View Post
    That being the case, I will definitely need to source a new linkage, as I was overly generous with the moly grease when I reassembled the unit.
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    Josh, don't source any new linkages before you inspect and lube the top pivot mounting of the SOAS. Ask me how I know.
    Years ago, I found myself in a situation nearly identical to yours. At the time, I had just had the rear end of the TLR taken apart. All of the linkages and bearings were lubed. Roughly two weeks later a squeak developed. It was very difficult to discern the source of it while sitting on the bike, but that was the only time it would squeak. It turned out to be the top pivot of the SOAS.

    I never thought I would need to relate that story, but there you go. Hopefully, it helps you or someone.
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    Actually I'm still debating whether or not to do any further inspection of the SOAS. Since the day I sprayed some WD-40 along the shaft the noise has not returned.

    TLR - Suspension Squeaking-img_0258.jpg

    NOTE: I did lube the upper SOAS bearing prior to reassembly. I lubed everything on Clyde. lubed it like Buffalo Bill.


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    There is another way to fix all of this.

    Like my TL I'm old, overweight and badly maintained but I can still surprise you by how fast I can move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    There is another way to fix all of this...
    Good point Snowy... Yellow paint makes everything better

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