Not sure how to remove the front air suspension.


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RafTheWookie
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Not sure how to remove the front air suspension.

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I read that you're supposed to replace the stock fork springs with progressives, but what else do I need to replace. Is there anything I need to plug or modify? Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: Not sure how to remove the front air suspension.

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When you replace the springs with Progressive springs, they recommend that the air pressure be set at 0 psi. So all you need to do is replace the springs, remove/seal the filler valves from the air suspension system (so the forks are sealed), and you're done.
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Re: Not sure how to remove the front air suspension.

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Sounds simple enough. Thanks a lot!
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Re: Not sure how to remove the front air suspension.

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You can remove the hose and plug the valve holes, or you could buy new caps that don't have air holes in them. Cleaner look, but more expensive than plugging.
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Re: Not sure how to remove the front air suspension.

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Make sure you check out all the articles on here first. The only time I've had issues is when I doubted the gurus.
So far they've got me through a caliper rebuild, new front fork seals and change to Progressives, cooling fan switch install, ignition solenoid replacement. Next week is new tires, bearings and brakes all around.
This is actually my first post. Just wanted let you know this is a fantastic resource


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