Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
Front end squeak is usually the shocks. I would grease the bushings at the top of the shock and the shock bearing on the bottom. I have done tutorials on this so search it. The grease needs to go on between the collar and the bushings (not on the bolts).
The older Rincons also used plastic (Delrin) bushings in the aluminum a-arms that wear out. The bushings are easy to replace with common hand tools. Should be a tutorial on this maintenance also.
If the wheel bearing is shot, you should be able to check for the issue by putting the machine on a jack and pulling on the wheels at 12-6 and 3-9. Might also be the brake seal on the drums if yours is a pre-disc front brake.
Lots of stuff turning and bouncing up front to make noises.
2003 green Rinny (12,400 miles), "25" Bighorn Radials (white letters out) full of extra slime, water pump mod, no warning labels, E Trex, everything else like Mr. Honda made it. 2000 XR 400r (est 3,500 miles). RIDE RED EVEN IF ITS GOT GREEN PLASTIC!
2013 Yamaha Super Te'ne're' (27,400 miles in 22 months), 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 (392,000 miles) on tight and original motor. 2001 4Runner (82,000 miles).