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I have a new 2017 Forman rincon - I love it and runs great but it makes a squeaking noise that can barely be heard. Only happens while driving - not at idle. Sounds kinda like a squeaky fan belt. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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Mac Is right, a video would be very helpful or at least some indication of where the noise is coming from, front, rear, left, right?
Try running the hosepipe on your brakes then take it for a spin, could be something as simple as dust or grit stuck in a brake pad.
 

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if you jack it up all 4 wheels off the ground, can you get it to make the sound< be a lot easier to pin point if you do this, just be SAFE when you do so!
if you do this and DON"T hear the sound, , then maybe the noise your hearing is a squeaky shock or a arm bushing?
but without us hearing it, its a hared call to guess at here?
 

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I don't have access to a lift and not sure if I can get it on audio. To me it's like a squeaky fan belt - something rotating. Only happens when moving but it's not the wheel.
 

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If it's not a wheel it's got to be a ball joint or bush. Spray some WD40 or similar onto one bush/joint at a time and see when the noise stops.
Can't really help you anymore than that with hearing it.
 

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If it's not a wheel it's got to be a ball joint or bush. Spray some WD40 or similar onto one bush/joint at a time and see when the noise stops.
Can't really help you anymore than that with hearing it.
I'm guessing its a bushing.

The owner of the ATV should try driving it on a very flat ROAD and then slowly drive it down a rough trail (go over logs, put the tires in holes etc)...

if it doesnt squeek on flat road, but it squeeks on a trail, its most likely a bushing. I'm not familar with HOnda bushings, but if the ATV is more than a few years old the bushing probably needs replacing. If this is the case, I'd do all bushings at the same time. I find they tend to wear out about the same time

WD-40 is the worst of all spray lubes!!!! I can't get my head around how it's so popular with all the other options out there
 

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If it's not a wheel it's got to be a ball joint or bush. Spray some WD40 or similar onto one bush/joint at a time and see when the noise stops.
Can't really help you anymore than that with hearing it.
I'm guessing its a bushing.

The owner of the ATV should try driving it on a very flat ROAD and then slowly drive it down a rough trail (go over logs, put the tires in holes etc)...

if it doesnt squeek on flat road, but it squeeks on a trail, its most likely a bushing. I'm not familar with HOnda bushings, but if the ATV is more than a few years old the bushing probably needs replacing. If this is the case, I'd do all bushings at the same time. I find they tend to wear out about the same time

WD-40 is the worst of all spray lubes!!!! I can't get my head around how it's so popular with all the other options out there
WD40 is just cheap, I bought 5 litres for £10. I do prefer Duck Oil but at the time it wasn't on offer.
 
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