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    Default Squeaking sound under my board

    Hey, I didn't see a troubleshooting forum here, but I have a potential problem with my board. When I'm riding, I sometimes hear a squeaking sound, like a mouse, underneath my board. I only hear it when I'm riding slowly (the road noise must block it out when I'm riding faster). It's not very loud but it's noticeable and it's erratic. Don't ask, I already checked for any rodents underneath my deck. My first idea was that it was something gunking up my bearings, but I cleaned them out and it still happens. Anyone have any idea what the problem might be? If it is something, is it a problem that could affect my ride?
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeberwood View Post
    Hey, I didn't see a troubleshooting forum here, but I have a potential problem with my board. When I'm riding, I sometimes hear a squeaking sound, like a mouse, underneath my board. I only hear it when I'm riding slowly (the road noise must block it out when I'm riding faster). It's not very loud but it's noticeable and it's erratic.Don't ask, I already checked for any rodents underneath my deck. My first idea was that it was something gunking up my bearings, but I cleaned them out and it still happens. Anyone have any idea what the problem might be?
    a few of my boards make a sound similar to this. but in my case its the bushings squeaking and its only when i turn... is that what your hearing? it could also be a bearing spinning on the inside of the wheel instead of the bearing race
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Put some soap shavings in your pivot cup.

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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Yeah ^^^^^^^^ it is more than likely pivot cup. You got a lot of options for some quality lube, never tried soap shavings though, I'll have to give that a go myself.

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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Quote Originally Posted by K Diggler View Post
    Yeah ^^^^^^^^ it is more than likely pivot cup. You got a lot of options for some quality lube, never tried soap shavings though, I'll have to give that a go myself.
    never done it either but it makes sense
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Yup, as people have already said, probably your bushings. I would smear them in a thick lube. The thicker the better. The thicker the lube, the longer it will go without being washed off by water etc. Good luck!
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudevico View Post
    Yup, as people have already said, probably your bushings. I would smear them in a thick lube. The thicker the better. The thicker the lube, the longer it will go without being washed off by water etc. Good luck!
    NO!!! I would not smear my bearings with thick lube. All you have to do is get a bar of soap from your shower, and cut some shavings off without your mom seeing you destroy your soap. Then take off your truck hangar and put some shavings into the pivot cup. Lube in the pivot cup won't work as good as soap shavings because it doesn't really act as a cushion for the grinding metal on metal.

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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Quote Originally Posted by Questionable View Post
    NO!!! I would not smear my bearings with thick lube. All you have to do is get a bar of soap from your shower, and cut some shavings off without your mom seeing you destroy your soap. Then take off your truck hangar and put some shavings into the pivot cup. Lube in the pivot cup won't work as good as soap shavings because it doesn't really act as a cushion for the grinding metal on metal.
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    NO!!! I would not smear my bearings with thick lube

    I dont think anyone recommended that, Also check if your axle is straight, My invaders bent and started to squeak

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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    well, they ARE invaders...

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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    hmmm...
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    you more than likely have a family of mice living on the underside of your board. easy fix with some rat poison. problem solved.

    and do not put lube on bushings. pivot cup yeah but not bushings. you will get a point where the trucks will suddenly dive because the bushing slips in the bushing seat. result is sketchy turns.
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    Hahahaha. It could be your belly. You have to feed your boards bro.
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Almost all boards/trucks make noises, just accept it and carry on with your life...

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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Quote Originally Posted by farrett View Post
    a few of my boards make a sound similar to this. but in my case its the bushings squeaking and its only when i turn... is that what your hearing? it could also be a bearing spinning on the inside of the wheel instead of the bearing race
    It's quite the opposite, It only happens when I'm going straight. Any pressure on the rails at all and the noise stops. I bought some skate lubricant and I'm going to lube the pivot cup and see if it fixes it and if not I'll try the bushings.

    Thanks for the responses, everyone!
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeberwood View Post
    It's quite the opposite, It only happens when I'm going straight. Any pressure on the rails at all and the noise stops. I bought some skate lubricant and I'm going to lube the pivot cup and see if it fixes it and if not I'll try the bushings.

    Thanks for the responses, everyone!
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Quote Originally Posted by Questionable View Post
    NO!!! I would not smear my bearings with thick lube. All you have to do is get a bar of soap from your shower, and cut some shavings off without your mom seeing you destroy your soap. Then take off your truck hangar and put some shavings into the pivot cup. Lube in the pivot cup won't work as good as soap shavings because it doesn't really act as a cushion for the grinding metal on metal.
    I wouldn't either. However, the BUSHINGS is a whole other buisness It's worked wonders for me and not affected riding characteristics.
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Just buy a new board, and make sure it's more expensive than the one you have now. That should solve the problem. If something arises with the new board, just do the same thing again.
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    It could be the Pivot Cups, just replace them to be sure.
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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

    Mouse nest?

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    Default Re: Squeaking sound under my board

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    Mouse nest?
    made the joke earlier lol ^^
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