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    I installed some 12" bars. After about a month I have a squeaking noise coming from the triple trees! Last night I found out it is coming from the rubber bushings around the riser bolts. I have lubricated them and still can not get it to stop (it's pretty loud and annoying for sure). Has anyone else had these bushing wear out? I know with these new bars I have a lot more leverage thats puts more stress on these bushings but I don't think that would be a problem? Any thoughts?

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    Silicone grease is commonly used for lubricating and preserving rubber parts, such as O-rings. Additionally, silicone grease does not swell or soften the rubber, which can be a problem with hydrocarbon-based greases. It functions well as a corrosion inhibitor and lubricant for purposes that require a thicker lubricant.

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      Originally posted by roadiemort View Post
      Silicone grease is commonly used for lubricating and preserving rubber parts, such as O-rings. Additionally, silicone grease does not swell or soften the rubber, which can be a problem with hydrocarbon-based greases. It functions well as a corrosion inhibitor and lubricant for purposes that require a thicker lubricant.
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      • #4
        I've replaced the rubber handlebar bushings on several scooters with urethane bushings (when available) or solid aluminum bushings.
        Both (especially aluminum) will transmit more vibration thru the handlebars, but so much that you won't be able to adapt to it...
        ...and they never wear-out or squeak..
        I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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          Thanks, ordered the factory replacement. In the parts diagram it shows a washer between the riser and the rubber dampner. Unless the washer on my bike as settled down into the dampener (I can not see a washer) I don't have one there? That would be a good reason for them not tightening up or just have worn out?

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