air bleed screws
Posted September 27, 2001 - 07:05 AM
I have a wr400 y2k model(euro spec) and the front fork air bleed screws are awkward to get at , especially when bark busters are fitted.
The left hand one (AS YOU SIT ON THE BIKE)
is at the 8 o'clock position virtually under
the handlebars , and the right hand one at
about 10 o'clock.
I've had the bike from new so it's as it came
from the factory.
Would it be okay to loosen the protector guides/under brackets/handle crowns,and then
turn the fork tubes so that the bleed screws
are at 12 o'clock??.
Any help is appreciated
Posted September 27, 2001 - 07:26 AM
Posted September 27, 2001 - 07:38 AM
Dougie....didn't know you were supposed to pump the forks at all?
Y2K WR400FM,Answer top tree w/Accu-Trax clamp,Pro-Tapers(CR-Hi w/ EE handguards),Devol Rad. & frame guards, Guts tall soft foam w/ ballistic cover, 14/52 w/DID VM X-Ring, Kouba-T,Michelin M-12's ft.& rr.,12 oz. flywheel weight, Zip-Ty Racing Link & Shark Fin, Cycra front rotor guard and T.M. Designworks Chain guide, buffer & chain wheels. Street legal except for the non-"DOT" tires.
Posted September 27, 2001 - 08:02 AM
I always ride my bike for a few laps and then put it on the stand, unscrew the bleed and screw it back in.
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, de-octopussed (Thanks Clark) EKP #4, 50PJ, 175MJ, 100PAJ and 65 SJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted September 27, 2001 - 08:34 AM
Originally posted by Dougie:
That should be fine. While we are on this topic, anyone know the prober procedure to bleed the air. I can't remember if you pump the forks before or after you remove the screw.
THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY ,
I'VE JUST BEEN THROUGH THE MANUAL AND I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT COMPRESSING THE FORKS BEFORE BLEEDING.AS BILL SAID I USUALLY JUST
BACK OUT THE SCREWS WHEN THE BIKES ON THE STAND WHILST PREPPING UP.
Posted September 27, 2001 - 10:57 AM