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Old 12-03-2019, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rebuilding piggybacks, bleeding trapped air?

About to dive into a piggyback rebuild, specifically a king piggyback. I've worked with remote resis before and getting the trapped air out from the resi is pretty cut and dry.

What about a piggyback? Any ways to bleed out the trapped air?

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Old 12-04-2019, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never played with a king, but I have done shocks with short reservoirs by filling up the bottom of the shock to the top of the resi then jamming the floating piston in. It wastes a bunch of oil and makes a huge mess, but it works.
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Yup, what frank said, except I don’t find that I loose any oil or make any mess. It probably depends on relative size of the shock body vs reservoir.
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Makes sense. So basically like plunging the piston and the seal head to remove air with a regular shock, you just plunge the ifp on the resi first to get rid of the air.

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