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Old 05-16-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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XCx clunking from rear?

Is anyone else getting a mild clunking when hitting small bumps on your XCx? It feels like a loose pivot point but I've checked everything and nothing seems to have any movement. I'm almost thinking it's internal in the shock. If I crank in the dampening screw at the bottom it gets worse, back that screw out and it clunks less. I ride the bike slowly around my lawn and it clunks away.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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Yes, I do have that. Always thought it sounded like it came from further back though. Did it from the first ride. No one can figure it out at the shop. Doesn't get worse and I've been over some of the worst washboards in the world through Death Valley.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I'd say it's more annoying than anything else.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:56 PM   #4
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Is it possible the chain is loose and hitting the bottom of the swingarm when on bumpy roads? In noticed that on my '14 XC.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:58 PM   #5
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It's just a light clunk, not the chain banging I had on by 11 Roadie.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:03 PM   #6
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Any chance the center stand bumping the swingarm? Maybe the shield around the shock bumping?
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:05 PM   #7
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No it's not the center stand. I can push it off the lip out of my garage and it'll clunk.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:07 PM   #8
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It seems like there is plenty of space around the shock guard.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:32 PM   #9
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Shock mounts or linkage pivots loose?
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:20 AM   #10
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I don't have a clunking noise but I do have a low 'moaning' type of noise that comes form the bike at around 3k.
It comes and goes too- can't seem to put my finger on what it is.
Lower in pitch than the engine noise- sounds like it could be mechanical.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:07 PM   #11
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Is anyone else getting a mild clunking when hitting small bumps on your XCx? It feels like a loose pivot point but I've checked everything and nothing seems to have any movement. I'm almost thinking it's internal in the shock. If I crank in the dampening screw at the bottom it gets worse, back that screw out and it clunks less. I ride the bike slowly around my lawn and it clunks away.
I have this too. It was worst after the dealer did the 500 mile service and tightened my chain. I spent alot of time trying to trace it down. I tied up the centerstand - No change. I added a little rubber bumper to the place where the sidestand touches the frame No change. Finally, checked my chain slack and loosened it to 30mm which is the loose side of the range - Clunking much better. So it didn't completely eliminate it, but my chain slack was at around 18mm from the dealer. I think he looked at the specs for the XR instead of XC. Getting the chain adjusted was the trick that made it bearable for me. When the chain was too tight it would clunk loudly about ten times in the first block leaving the house. Now it still does it, but it makes far less noise and is just mildly annoying now.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:47 PM   #12
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Huh, funny. I seemed to notice mine after the dealer did the first service. I appreciate the reply! I'll check my chain.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:31 PM   #13
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Try lubing the chain.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:25 AM   #14
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Although I haven't checked, I think it's possible that there may be movement in the sprocket carrier/cush hub.
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