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Shocks are tricky

Old 03-18-2023, 01:23 PM
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So after getting silicon off everything, almost, nothing can clean it completely that Iv found. I have bladder type shocks running 80w but man do you guys have problems with refilling your shocks and getting equal rebound? I waited an hour, left them overnight. Im not sure if I got every single bubble out. Im looking for no rebound really, but its basically the same idea for other shock setups also. How do you get them equal and how do you get the air bubbles out. I tried the slow pushing up and down many times but the bubbles wouldn't budge.

Shock nightmare, another bottle of shock oil, arggg.
Old 03-19-2023, 09:19 AM
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a little thing iv noticed seems to help when bleeding shocks is to spin the shock shaft as you cycle the piston during bleeding. it'll spin the piston little by little and help get trapped pockets out through the piston holes.

the only other reason you can't bleed them that i can think of is the o-rings/seals on the bottom of the shock are leaking somehow. those do go bad, shrink or well, get worn out. get damaged from dirt and water. get damaged from a damaged shock shaft. or if the shock shaft is bent it'll do weird things to the o-rings as the shock cycles.

and Brakleen does a really good job cleaning shock oil. you can pick up a can of that at pretty much any auto parts store.
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