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Old 04-12-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default $10.00 Shock - Air Bubble Remover...!

I saw this thing on the shelf at the grocery store the other day & thought it would work great for removing air in my shocks.

I tried it last night & it worked great!!

The only modification was, I had to get a rubber washer that fit in the tip so it would seal the top of the shock properly while it's sucking the air out.



see it in action here!

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Old 04-13-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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Another option, Vacuvin ground coffee container, also less than $10

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Old 04-13-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
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Another option, Vacuvin ground coffee container, also less than $10

There's a guy on here (smoke81) that'll cut and drill you an insert to fit into this so it will hold your shocks nicely. Many of us went this route since finding an actual shock pump became impossible.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:26 PM   #4
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Has anyone tested the hand pump food sealer against the Ride version? I have the ride version and I love it but the food sealer would make offroad easier. The thing I've noticed is that you really need a very substantial vacuum to remove all the air from the silicone. If any of you have just put a little silicone in a cap into one of these you'll see that the silicone on it's own has air in it. If the food Vacuum sealer has a strong enough vacuum to eliminate that air I'm sold.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:07 PM   #5
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Does anyone know where to buy the VacuVin like the one pictured above? I can't find that model anywhere online.
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I didn't try to push selling them because it seems that model has been hard to find. We got ours and I made a couple inserts for the local kansas city guys...Then found they came out with a differnt shaped model (We found ours on amazon.com). If you find one and need an insert let me know... I've got several that just need holes drilled for the shocks..

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http://www.amazon.com/Vacu-Vin-Coffe...sim_hg_title_6

seems they got some more.. couple months ago they were out of stock.
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http://www.amazon.com/Vacu-Vin-Coffe...2713094&sr=1-7
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:20 PM   #8
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Oh hell, Dustin beat me to it. Here comes the jokes.
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I beat ya to it... Shouldn't you be racing in your basement!!!
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See! ^^^^

Anyway, buy with confidence. I have one of his mega shock pumps, and while the guys at the track might make fun of you, you'll get the last laugh when you simultaneously pump every shock in the building.
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He he.. The funny thing is.. Most of the local guys at fastlane have one, and yet as soon as you whip it out we'll make fun of you!!
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Flipping through the TV channels, a scene from Austin Powers came up.. somehow it reminded me of this thread..




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I am curious... after you sucked the bubbles out of the oil... you have to put the seal back on the shock... how do you do that without getting air bubbles into the oil?
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I am curious... after you sucked the bubbles out of the oil... you have to put the seal back on the shock... how do you do that without getting air bubbles into the oil?
Always over-fill the shock. When you put the bladder into the shock body, it will dis-place a certain amount of oil. Then put the cap on.

I'm thinking that it may be a good idea to un-cap the whole bottle of shock oil and vacuum the whole bottle. This way when you fill the shock, you only have to bleed off trapped air instead of x-gassing the shock oil... Just a thought.
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