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Old 04-05-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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Whats the proper way to do these or the common way to do these. I can never seem to get them right with ease, takes me a while to do each shock to the point where when you push the shaft up to the very top it only comes back out like a quarter inch or whatever the manual says.

I normally just fill both the shaft and cap with oil then bleed some up and tighten it a little. The shaft usuaally wont go all the way up so then i loosen it and bleed some again, and then if it goes all the way up and comes out a little ill tighten it down but i feel like i might be getting air bubbles in their while im bleeding the oil.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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You need air in there buddy, they are emulsion shocks, it's how they work
Like most other will tell you, if you follow the instructions to the tee, they will work great.
It takes a lot of patience. If you get one perfect, you can almost guarantee you will top-up the other ones 2 or 3 times and re-bleed them before you get them the same!
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Well, this video tells you all you need to know my friend I'd put Teflon synthetic grease on your piston rod and on your shock bushing mounts. Be sure not to tighten your mount screws to tight or you will bind your shock defecting it's performance.

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On the AE shocks:

1-Fill the body up to the top and slowly cycle the shaft up and down a few times to release any trapped air under the piston then set aside.

2-fill the cap to the bottom of the threads

3-with the shock shaft extended, place cap on the shock and tighten down finger tight, then while holding the shock upright, back off 1 full turn and compress the shaft until it the eyelet touches the bottom of the shock body.

4- give it a few seconds for any excess oil and air to escape from under the cap and then snug the cap back down.

5- compress the shaft and check for proper rebound according to the manual or your personal preference. (i never set mine up with over 1/4" rebound)

6- satisfied with the rebound? tighten the cap per manual and your done!
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:53 PM   #5
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I have been building AE shocks for the past 20 or so years. The easiest way is practice.

What works for me is to fill the shock and cycle the piston a couple of times to get the air out from under it. Let it the shock stand up right until the air rises to the top. When the oil looks clear (may take a couple of minutes) top off whats left until its to the top.

This is where it works for me. Take a flat metal blade, like a pocket knife, and skim off the oil that is bubbled up over the top of the shock body, then put the cap on.

Its not rocket science, the way I do it, but they are identical almost every time, and close to what the instructions tell you to do rebound wise.

Some times at the track, a blown shock or a quick fluid change is necessary, so its was a good idea for me to find a way that works well, and that is consistant.

I hope it helps.
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The proper way is by the directions that came with the kit.
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