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Fork bleeding...

Postby Tooltech » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:59 pm

What intervals / conditions determine when to bleed the "excess" air pressure from the forks? Do you bleed the excess air pressure with the bike on the side stand ( owner's manuel ) or do you raise the front of the bike off the ground? How does the excess air pressure build up (the fork is sealed)?

Please advise... :?:

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Re: Fork bleeding...

Postby amaunu » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:30 pm

I bleed them after every ride. Replace screws with these and bleedin is easy. Excess pressure inside forks stresses sealing end lots of it affects ride.

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Re: Fork bleeding...

Postby jjay69 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:08 am

If there is air in the system how would this effect the handling ? im having an issue which i might post up as a separate thread
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Re: Fork bleeding...

Postby Scutty » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:59 am

For us UK riders you can get those fork bleeders from here:

http://www.cghimports.com/online/Accessories.html
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