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Offline mplrs

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Is this drag link play normal?
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:49:42 PM »
I am sending my '15 xcx rear shock into Konflict to get some work done. Decided to take a look at the rest of the setup to make sure everything was in place as it should be. I noticed some play in the upper part of the drag link. The side to side movement I assume is normal, but when I twist it, there is obvious play. And yes, the bolt is properly torqued. My gut is telling me that's not right, but I wanted a second opinion before replacing any parts. Thoughts?

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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 05:59:48 PM »
I greased my drag links last weekend and no play when tightened up.
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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 06:24:05 PM »
When you move side to side, I think we can see the needle rollers, this should not happen. When I lubed my 2013 roadie the needle roller bearing is captive in the linkage.

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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 06:49:28 PM »
Have you taken it off to look at it?
There should be a seal either side that appears to be missing
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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 06:59:30 PM »
I think there is no doubt that needs to come apart and be inspected. The grease seals need to be checked when I did mine I replaced them all.

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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 07:06:49 PM »
Hi what you need to do is put the bike on the center stand take of your silencer then lean over the seat grab the back wheel in  either hand and heave up and down this will show if there is any play in any of the drag link bearings. There should be no movement
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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 08:16:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
Have you taken it off to look at it?
There should be a seal either side that appears to be missing

Like he ^^^^said. See link:

http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator?block_01=&block_02=100068701-0-2&block_03=560033
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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 08:28:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
When you move side to side, I think we can see the needle rollers, this should not happen. When I lubed my 2013 roadie the needle roller bearing is captive in the linkage.

And like ^^^ he said anorl.
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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 12:11:31 AM »
All the parts are there, and nothing is missing. Seals, bearings, and sleeves appear to be in good condition. The sleeves are tight and have no play in the bearings.

It appears that the play is coming from the bolt inside the sleeve. I purchased the bike used with only a few thousand miles this past summer. The previous owner had never taken it off road, and had barely ridden it. Could it just be that this is the way it is?

This is not the best video, but you can see the play at the start between the shock and mount. Again, the sleeve is tight with the bearings, but the bolt has play inside the sleeve. This may be knit-picking, but it seems the through bolt should not have any play at all, only the sleeve being able to move side to side to allow for proper alignment. May just replace all of the parts.

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« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 12:16:32 AM by mplrs »

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Re: Is this drag link play normal?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 09:24:52 PM »
Should be lubed every 2 years anyway. So just remove and I spect them lube/replace as necessary.

 


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