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M1R forks in a YB5

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: M1R forks in a YB5 Reply with quote

The M1R forks have a tyre valve type valve on the top of the fork,

Do the forks need to run some air pressure in them or are they a air bleed system like what I had in one of my dirt bikes?

Gerald
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brian



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im guessing they are air over hydraulic forks? I had a Kawasaki years ago that also had air over hydraulic forks, from memory they used to run about 5 - 8 psi in them. Not 100% sure on yours
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No air required in the M1R forks. Even forks that use air only run a couple of psi and it's very fiddly to put that in with any sort of reliability. So for many forks, it's a way of bleeding out the excess air buildup.
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