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Hey,

Just starting to get my head wrapped around the 848 Evo and gave it a first wash the other day...in the process I noticed some play in the rear suspension. I didn't feel anything when riding, but still new to the bike. It has some small movement clockwise/counter clockwise.

Usual questions - cause for concern? Where to start if so.

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Chris
 

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+1 for the comment above. There should be some twisting about the pivots (see pic) where the shock meets the frame and swing arm. If, on the other hand, there is some other play, I'd investigate further.
 

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as shown in Jim D's pic in the yellow circles, the damper has spherical bearings in each end with misalignment spacers on either side of the bearing, this is what the mounting bolt goes through. These spherical bearings allow movement as you describe, unlike with a rubber or poly bushing you will be able to rotate your damper slightly.
 

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Above comments are correct.

Same with the Ohlins steering damper I put on my 848.
There is a bit of play due to the spherical bearings, but it's completely normal.
 
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