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I purchased some fork bleeder valves to replace the fork bleeder screws on my '17 250 SX-F.

I noticed the left fork screw is different than the right one.

Do I need to be concerned with anything when removing, looks like it takes a 10mm.

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No, there is nothing to be concerned about.  It acts exactly the same as a typical pressure bleed.  It does not tie into the "air spring chamber".  However, the AER fork bleeder screws are totally different from each other and the normal bleeders will not work.  Below is a pic of the actual screws from AER forks.  I'm not sure anyone makes bleeders for the AER forks although the normal bleeder will probably fit in the right leg at least.

I just did some research and Slavens makes a set.  Here is the link.

http://slavensracing.com/shop/fork-speed-bleed-buttons/

AER Fork Bleeder Screws <a href='https://thumpertalk.com/link/click/1118/' rel='nofollow' data-ipsHover-target='https://thumpertalk.com/index.php?app=autolink&module=links&controller=content&id=1118' data-ipsHover target='_blank' rel='noopener' data-autoLink>OEM.</a>JPG

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39 minutes ago, Zip-tyDuctTape said:

No, there is nothing to be concerned about.  It acts exactly the same as a typical pressure bleed.  It does not tie into the "air spring chamber".  However, I'm not sure the typical bleeder fits so make sure the tolerances...are the same.

What do you mean by tolerances?

The item I bought is the Works Connection fork Bleeder valve from motosport.com http://www.motosport.com/works-connection-fork-bleeder-valves

Maybe I should just stick with the stock screws.

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I just revised my original post to include more details.  Sorry to say the bleeders you purchased won't work.  At least not for the left leg.

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52 minutes ago, Zip-tyDuctTape said:

No, there is nothing to be concerned about.  It acts exactly the same as a typical pressure bleed.  It does not tie into the "air spring chamber".  However, the AER fork bleeder screws are totally different from each other and the normal bleeders will not work.  Below is a pic of the actual screws from AER forks.  I'm not sure anyone makes bleeders for the AER forks although the normal bleeder will probably fit in the right leg at least.

I just did some research and Slavens makes a set.  Here is the link.

http://slavensracing.com/shop/fork-speed-bleed-buttons/

AER Fork Bleeder Screws <a href='https://thumpertalk.com/link/click/1118/' rel='nofollow' data-ipsHover-target='https://thumpertalk.com/index.php?app=autolink&module=links&controller=content&id=1118' data-ipsHover target='_blank' rel='noopener' data-autoLink>OEM.</a>JPG

Thanks. I appreciate that. Means a lot. What bike did these screws come out of. I will take a closer look when I get home tonight.

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2016 450 SXF FE which is the first model that came with the AER forks.  They will be exactly what you have.  The Slavens Racing bleeders look like they are sweet.  Double O-ring seal and capped design may be the first I've ever seen that work well.  I may have to get a pair myself.

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Sure enough. I took my screws off and they look just like what you posted.

I'm ordering the Slavens tomorrow.

Thanks for the information.

3 hours ago, Zip-tyDuctTape said:

2016 450 SXF FE which is the first model that came with the AER forks.  They will be exactly what you have.  The Slavens Racing bleeders look like they are sweet.  Double O-ring seal and capped design may be the first I've ever seen that work well.  I may have to get a pair myself.

 

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Knoby,

The bleeder you are showing in that link is for bleeding the brake not for the fork.

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Just another tidbit.  Always bleed the air out in the forks when they are fully extended meaning on a stand or lifting the front end.  A lot of people also make this mistake while out riding and the fork is compressed.  If you do that, you actually create vacuum at the very top of the stroke as opposed to relieving the excess built up pressure.

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On ‎4‎/‎5‎/‎2017 at 5:48 PM, Zip-tyDuctTape said:

2016 450 SXF FE which is the first model that came with the AER forks.  They will be exactly what you have.  The Slavens Racing bleeders look like they are sweet.  Double O-ring seal and capped design may be the first I've ever seen that work well.  I may have to get a pair myself.

Just got mine today, installed easily and ready to try out.

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On 4/7/2017 at 9:52 AM, Zip-tyDuctTape said:

Knoby,

The bleeder you are showing in that link is for bleeding the brake not for the fork.

Duh, embarrassed with my previous post.  brake bleeder - check! :-)

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