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Old 01-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #83
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Pulled the rear wheel tonight to see if the squeak/squeal sound went away and it seems to have. The only real bearing is in the bottom of the shock and that turns freely but not smooth, can feel the bearings hit as I turn it. It doesn't feel real bad but maybe its the culprit. The shaft is also a bit off from straight, not terrible but maybe the two in conjunction are causing the noise. No idea how hard it would be to find a new shaft but I'll check into it or maybe this one can be straightened. Is it a bitch to get off? I think I'll just replace the bearing, hopefully I can get one at my local bearing supplier. Pics to come. Should have shot a video of the shaft in movement, might do that later.

Bearing in question...

Brake shoes, how do they look? I know nothing about drum brakes and can't measure them tonight...

The bottom end of the housing is oily, is that a concern?

Sorry about the crappy iPhone pics.

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