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I raced today and noticed a very small amount of fork oil coming out of the air hole on my works connection fork bleeder valves when bled off between motos. My bike has 4 hours on the meter and it has factory connection suspension. I have never seen this before with stock suspension. Has anyone seen this with factory connection suspension????

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Those bleeder valves are a waste for the exact reason you described they can and will leak.

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This never happened to my last 07 and 08 I had, but they had stock suspension. The bleeders did not leak, the same thing would have occurred if I had removed the stock plugs (oil would have come out with the air) oil came out the air bleed hole only when the button was pressed. I guess I'll call factory connection and get their input. Hopefully it is normal.

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it is normal...

Those vent the outer chambers through a vent hole that's above the ICS piston.

If you get half a drop or so out, no big deal. But if its spooging oil when you hit the bleeders, give them some time to drain while just sitting on the stand before you push the button.

If the bike has been upside down for over a minute or so...give it some real time like an hour or so to drain off the excessive amount of oil that would have migrated into the upper portion of the inner chamber through the vent holes before you hit the button.

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Push the plunger just before you go out for your second moto! There is no need to do it after you just come in. Doing so will actually cause a slight vacuum when everything cools down!

Joe

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Thanks for the replies, I had never seen it before.

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Push the plunger just before you go out for your second moto! There is no need to do it after you just come in. Doing so will actually cause a slight vacuum when everything cools down!

Joe

If you do this you could end up loosing some of your forks bottoming resistance because the static air volume will be too low. The compression ratio in the fork tubes will be lower than where it was set with the oil height because you let the air out with the fork less than fully extended. Sorta like what the compression release does to the cylinder so you can kick it over.

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If you do this you could end up loosing some of your forks bottoming resistance because the static air volume will be too low. The compression ratio in the fork tubes will be lower than where it was set with the oil height because you let the air out with the fork less than fully extended. Sorta like what the compression release does to the cylinder so you can kick it over.

so when are you saying to bleed the air? and with the forks extended on the stand or on the ground under it's own weight??

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so when are you saying to bleed the air? and with the forks extended on the stand or on the ground under it's own weight??

On the stand, fully extended. If you wanted to get anal about it, raise the front wheel off the ground. I don't, but you could.

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On the stand, fully extended. If you wanted to get anal about it, raise the front wheel off the ground. I don't, but you could.

that's what i figured, just got a bit confused by the earlier post.

And do you mean push down with your foot on the front wheel to compress the top out springs while on the stand?? Not sure why you would raise the front wheel when it is on the stand ..

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that's what i figured, just got a bit confused by the earlier post.

And do you mean push down with your foot on the front wheel to compress the top out springs while on the stand?? Not sure why you would raise the front wheel when it is on the stand ..

just as long as it's fully extended

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