lowering the front end

:D HI all,I have a small van (ford escort) and have manage to get my klx300 to fit in the back using a golf trolley wheel on the front .I was wondering if anyone knows of a easyer/quicker way of lowering the front end some how without having to change the front wheel. Was wondering about letting the air pressure out but believe its not like that cos it builds pressure whilst ridden?does anyone no that if i undo that air screw what im likely to expect when i do this or shall i just carry on swaping the wheels,and no im not going to get a bigger van thanks,p.s sorry to here about your bike bill.p

Bleeding the fork will not lower it. How much do you have to lower it to make it fit. Maybe just use a ratcheting tie down to compress the forks. If you bottom them out it'll be about a foot lower.

Yes it would be about 1foot, so if i used those rachet tie down things ithink i know what you mean i call them staps the compresion wound'nt harm the forks cos they could be compressed for some hours would they it is a good idea though thanks!

No, it won't hurt the springs. If your seals are bad it will make them leak due to the pressure. Opening the bleed screws will relieve the pressure while they are compressed.

bleed screws is that for the air or oil where are they sorry to sound thick

No, it won't hurt the springs. If your seals are bad it will make them leak due to the pressure. Opening the bleed screws will relieve the pressure while they are compressed.

DO NOT open the bleed screws and compress the forks!! Air won't be the only thing to come out of the bleed screw holes.

Ride on

Brewster

ok thanks i think ill stick to swaping the wheel to be safe

How so? Why would oil come out? The oil level is below the top of the fork when fully compressed else the forks would hydraulicly bottom before they bottomed mechanically.

I suppose if you cranked them down and opened the bleed screw wide all of a sudden you might get some oil with the air. If you opend the bleed then cranked the forks down I don't think you'd get any oil.

How so? Why would oil come out? The oil level is below the top of the fork when fully compressed else the forks would hydraulicly bottom before they bottomed mechanically.

I suppose if you cranked them down and opened the bleed screw wide all of a sudden you might get some oil with the air. If you opend the bleed then cranked the forks down I don't think you'd get any oil.

THANK YOU FOR CORRECTING ME!! :D I hate it when bad information is posted. I forgot that the forks are fully compressed when you set the fluid level in them.

Ride on

Brewster

Ok what im going to do then is try compressing it after this weekend cos i have a race and dont want to cause any trouble for myself and see what happens ,thanks for your replies.

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