I've tried that a couple times before on the older shocks and was never able to get the blue housing to engage into the silver housing by backing it out. I guess I can try on this newer one with the bike on its side to top it off. Gotta love how easy the access is to the shocks on these new bikes. I agree about the bleeder screws. Not gutsy enough to hack up my brand new shock though. I have a couple older ones I can try it out on.