Cure for suspension squeak on Honda quads

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Cure for suspension squeak on Honda quads

Post by WoodIsGood » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:48 am

Every Honda ATV I've had for more than a couple years (3-250EXs and 1-400EX) has developed a squeak in the suspension. Every one was cured by removing the lower shock bushing, cleaning the inevitable rust off it, and lubing it with a moly grease. The Honda service manual calls for the use of a moly paste (40% moly) but I've never had that on hand when doing the work. I usually add some moly grease to the A-arm pivots while I'm at it to keep them moving smoothly.

Just posting this as a FYI since this information helped a friend fix his daughter's quad that was squeaking badly last weekend. And I need to do this to another of my quads this weekend as it starting to develop a squeak.

BTW, I never use a pressure washer to clean my quads, but I bought them all used so can't speak for the prior owners. My guess is that pressure washing is a big contributor to this problem developing.

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Re: Cure for suspension squeak on Honda quads

Post by ddjthomas » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:42 am

Good info! My daughters quad is beginning to squeek.

Pressure washer :?: Quads are made to be dirty :lol: Like a badge of honor :lol:
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Re: Cure for suspension squeak on Honda quads

Post by Fuzzy Knight » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:21 am

All I have ever used is WD40 sprayed on the bushings. Bounced it up and down a few times and it went away.
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Re: Cure for suspension squeak on Honda quads

Post by Astro » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:09 pm

The newer EX's seem to more suseptable to front suspension squeeks. The 88 TRX250R always seems to be okay, but our TRX250EX05 squeeked the first trip in 2005 & just started again last trip. We'll be giving it a little special blend of Maxima Waterproof Grease & Moly Grease this time.

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