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post #1 of 8 Old Nov 29th, 2005, 12:49 am Thread Starter
 
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Stearing column Squeak

It finally got cold in the desert and my stearing column started to squeak in response; I presume from cold plastic on plastic. Anyone have the remedy that doesn't make a mess or damage the pastic? Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 Old Nov 29th, 2005, 1:40 am
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Silicone spray usually will silence that squeak. You can do a search, there's alot on it.

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Silicone spray usually will silence that squeak. You can do a search, there's alot on it.
Depends. Sometimes silicone will work. If it be real dirty or dry you almost have to tear the bike down, clean the gasket up and reapply to get the squeak to stop. That can be a real PITA and almost not worth it unless you're going nuts. The best thang to use is that food grade, non-petroleum jelly like they use on margarita or ice cream machines. Won't degrade the rubber.



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post #4 of 8 Old Nov 29th, 2005, 8:51 am
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That darn creaking!

I would also like to suggest chain lube. The kind that's made for o-ring chains shouldn't hurt the rubber and once in there, shouldn't wash away as quickly as silicone spray. It's worked for me!
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Where did you shoot that lube in at around the column or down the center?
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post #6 of 8 Old Nov 29th, 2005, 10:34 am
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I just shoot it (Teflon Spray) around between the rubber and plastic while turning the steering column side to side to work it in well. Wipe up residue. Lasts a while if you don't ride in to much rain. When it starts again I do it over. Simple and fast.

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I found a long lasting solution. Permatex Belt Dressing and Conditioner. Small spray can of it is not expensive. Use the little tube and squirt a little under the rubber, on top of the plastic on each side, turn the handlebars back and forth to distribute it, wipe off any access.

This lasted at least 6 months each time I did it. I tried Silicone spray, worked, but for a much shorter time before it needed it again.

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post #8 of 8 Old Nov 29th, 2005, 1:52 pm
 
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I shot mine with a dry lube spray, that way grit wouldn’t collect and turn into a lapping compound causing damage to the seal.
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