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    Air Forks

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    I got air valves to drill and tap into the fork caps. A few lbs. of air (1-5) should be plenty to assist the painfully soft front end.
    Back in the day air forks were a cool thing to add to your mx bike.
    In time I'll have to play with the oil level and pressure to get things the forks as well as things can be
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    Nice. I am thinking of doing the same, but need to take it one project at a time.
    Please keep us updated.
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    Probably doesn’t need to be said but use a bike pump and not a high pressure tank or your seals will not be happy. I’ll be interested to hear what pressure works for you. Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxpower View Post
    20190327_211036.jpg .

    I got air valves to drill and tap into the fork caps. A few lbs. of air (1-5) should be plenty to assist the painfully soft front end.
    Back in the day air forks were a cool thing to add to your mx bike.
    In time I'll have to play with the oil level and pressure to get things the forks as well as things can be
    My setup might not be optimal but for the last ten years I've run 15W oil at 10lbs per leg. I my goal was to eliminate fork dive on hard street braking.

    I use a mountain bike front shock pump to fill mine.

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    I rode yesterday for a bit. I have to say how much a stiffer front helped. ElBuro uses we 10lbs per leg which at this time is too much for me. Maybe after I alter fork oil height Ill need to add more.
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    Another great innovation. Love it.
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    Not my innovation. Been around for years. They just got buried with the technology of new suspension
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    I'm all for anything that makes removing the fork seals easier .....
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    I replaced my upper fork tubes with '85/86 YZ80 uppers, they came with air valves in caps. If you can find caps on that bay thing it save some drilling and tapping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trikstr View Post
    I replaced my upper fork tubes with '85/86 YZ80 uppers, they came with air valves in caps. If you can find caps on that bay thing it save some drilling and tapping.
    would these work?

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