Hi All - hopefully tracer owners!
Got a query about a mad creak when i sit down on the bike ( not seat or post or clamp ).
So 12 months ago when i bought the Tracer new, i was having a look over it when i got it home and noticed one of the 2 grease nipples was hollow, and the second one was a one way valve (Standard). I assumed that being a brand new bike, this would be as is for a reason - so i left it. I also owned a 'Tracer 2' previously with one hollow grease nipple so thought nothing of it.
No cause for concern as i kept servicing the bike after every 2 or 3 rides (clean, re-grease and re-torque everything).
Only after noticing a creaking nearly 12 months later have i pulled it so far apart as to be able to see into the box linkage bearings - that i can notice the pair of bearings that belong to the hollow grease nipple, have 2 cracked balls inside each bearing (i assume because the grease nipple is hollow it lets grease out, and worse - shit in). Despite being vigilant ensuring the hollow grease nipple had a thumb full of grease to seal it before every ride - i couldn't help but to feel this was unnecessary for such a bike.
Me thinks me shoulda stuck with my gut and replaced hollow grease nipple as soon as i saw it...
I have emailed Intense twice, called distributors around Melbourne and even tried ordering parts from Overseas. Hence this post.
Who's arm have i gotta twist to get a maybe on some bearings/box linkages around here??