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Old 08-01-10, 10:43 AM   #1
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noise in fork

Went for a little ride with my kids and their cousins and noticed a creaking sound from my fork when out of the saddle putting pressure on the fork. This is the first time I've ever heard this. Any thoughts? The fork is Marz. 888 rcv if that helps.
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Overhaul fork and re lubricate the suspension parts
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Why do you think it's from the fork rather than the headset or handlebar clamps? I'd check the latter out by cleaning and lubing as necessary before servicing the fork (make sure the axle retention bolts/qr is tight and lubed, too).
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Bikinfool raises an important point.

Tracking down the correct cause of the various clicks, creaks and grunts bikes make is amazingly difficulty even for experienced mechanics. Who hasn't put a ton of work oiling or field stripping one area, only to finally discover the cause is something totally unrelated.

Take some extra time to pin down the origin as best you can, then start by eliminating the easiest possibilities first, before going to something more complex, or expensive.
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Thanks. I went thru and double checked to make sure everything was tight on the fork and all the way up to the bars. I put new risers on there bout a month ago, but everything is still tight.
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