How do I Bleed the Air out of my Front Forks on an 06?


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  • Crash 2006

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:05 PM

#1

Is this the screw above the hard and soft clicker on the top of the fork? If so, is it spring loaded? I will it pop out at me. :thumbsup: Does it have to be removed or just loosened up to bleed them?

Thanks!!!

  • 450_rider

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:08 PM

#2

I imagine my 03 is pretty similar in the way a air bleed screw works, but yes that is it and no it is not spring loaded. On mine there is a rubbar o ring around it and after a ride elevate the forks and start unscrewing it and you will hear a hiss and then tighten it, works for me.

  • Hitch22

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:10 PM

#3

Yes, what 450 rider said. Takes me a whole 30 seconds if that. I do it after every ride, doing so helps to save the fork seals.

  • jamiehughes

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:15 PM

#4

buy the fork speed bleeders and it will take you 2 seconds, you can do it after every time out on the track.. buy the ones advertised on this site, they are like 40 bucks and they are bad ass.

  • Crash 2006

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:16 PM

#5

I just did it, man that was a lot of work! Not sure I can do it after every ride!!! TT Forums rule!

Thanks!!!

  • Hitch22

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:18 PM

#6

buy the fork speed bleeders and it will take you 2 seconds, you can do it after every time out on the track.. buy the ones advertised on this site, they are like 40 bucks and they are bad ass.



I was looking at those too and want to get them but I'm too lazy to actually buy them. :thumbsup:

  • jamiehughes

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:27 PM

#7

they are sweet, and they come in different colors, for all you style consious folks like myself.
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  • barch88

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:28 PM

#8

When you guy's say every ride do you mean after each long day at the track or every moto? I run about 5-6 hours per day when I'm at the track, I usually like to bleed them once at the track, and once before I leave the track.

  • jamiehughes

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:33 PM

#9

i pop mine before i drop the bike off the stand at the track everytime i go out on the track..

  • Reyndogg

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:35 PM

#10

just make sure the bike is on a stand w/the front wheel off the ground when you let the air out...



I just did it, man that was a lot of work! Not sure I can do it after every ride!!! TT Forums rule!

Thanks!!!



and dude, if you think that was a lot of work, i can't imagine how you'll maintain the rest of the bike! :thumbsup:

  • Hitch22

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:35 PM

#11

I'd say do it after every moto and if you are just practicing then do it periodically. Doesn't hurt to do it more often then none!

  • barch88

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:37 PM

#12

and dude, if you think that was a lot of work, i can't imagine how you'll maintain the rest of the bike! :thumbsup:


I think he was joking...:ride:

  • Reyndogg

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:39 PM

#13

I think he was joking...:thumbsup:


l hope so! lol

  • Crash 2006

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:44 PM

#14

I like to bleed mine in mid air after hitting a big jump. That way the weight is off the forks. :thumbsup:

  • Crash 2006

Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:46 PM

#15

just make sure the bike is on a stand w/the front wheel off the ground when you let the air out...






and dude, if you think that was a lot of work, i can't imagine how you'll maintain the rest of the bike! :ride:



That was a joke. :thumbsup:





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