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I've got a 2004 Foreman 450 ES. The stock front shocks are squeaking very bad when the front end is moved or compressed even slightly. The bike only has about 50 hours on it so far. What are your suggestions for fixing this annoying and intollerable problem.
Also, what are some aftermarket shocks for my bike and an idea for price. I am willing to just swap them out completely instead of a temporary fix if need be.
Thanks in advance and happy riding, you'll hear me coming if we cross paths. Double8.
 

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most of the time I just hit the first mud hole and that takes care of the squeaks. JK
You can unbolt the shocks and grease the rubber mounts with a water base grease and this should take care of your problem for alittle while. I grease mine pretty regular, I also take a grease gun and a grease needle and shoot some into the tierod ends and the balljoints boots for time to time to keep them in good working order.
Highlifter offer a couple different aftermarket shocks for your bike, but they are not cheap.
 

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Try this, it worked for me and I have never had to do it again.
Take the front shocks loose. Take them out of the mounts and wipe some good bearing grease around the mount brackets and in the bushings of the shocks and reinstall.
No more squeak for me and I have to cross a creek at least twice if I ride anywhere from home.
 
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