Originally Posted by csabo
Does anyone have a good way or link to a description of how to bleed/adjust rebound on xray shocks. The manual says to adjust rebound by taking off bottom assembly and slowly going up and down with piston. When i do this though it must suck in air because when i seel it back up it sounds squishy. Then the set up book says to loosen the top collar and let some oil out, but i cant get down to 25-50% rebound this way. Only more than 50%. Thanks
It takes some practice, but its really easy... ill go over the steps here that I do:
1) pull the piston all the way down
2) fill the shock body up with oil all the way to the top
3) quickly move the shock piston up and down 1/8th inch or so - doing so will get the bubbles out from underneith the piston
4) if the level of the oil has dropped, I usually put a couple drops back in so its full
5) make sure there are no bubble. if there are, i pop them with an exacto blade
6) Make sure the bleeder cap on the bottom of the shock body isn't closed, but open
7) place the cap on the top with the bladder and foam all ready to go, and thread it on straight down till its tight
8) push the piston all the way in, then all the way out, nice and slowly. (oil will leak out the bleeder cap)
9) Close the bleeder cap and check for rebound.
10) If there is still too much rebound, pull the bleeder cap off the shock body a TINY TINY bit (1mm or less)... and push the piston in and out slowly one more time
11) close bleeder cap, and check for rebound
Simple. This is how I do it, and I get perfectly fluid shock damping with 0 air in the shocks, with matched rebound.