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Old 12-30-2013, 08:06 PM   #19089
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In the midst of building a power bleeder for the ktm. I'll have to make connectors for the XRR.

You guys have me thinking about rebuilding mine with all this engine talk.

Originally Posted by crypto666 View Post
Nope. A flat blade screwdriver will open it up and a 12mm socket will take the valve apart. There are some special things that need to be done, such as filing off the flared threads on the shaft, and bleeding it, and learning to avoid an oil shower. But once you have done one, they are all pretty much the same.

Well hold on, there is one special item, nitrogen. If you don't have a shop near by, you will have to get a bottle, reg, and the aircraft strut filling valve thingy.
There are lots of videos and how to pages out there, check a few out. People have different ideas and you can find what works the best for you. For example, I find bleeding through the compression adjuster worked best for me.
This is a good start here:
Tour of Idaho T1 Challenge -
Eat. Sleep. Ride - The Great Divide:
Go, Get Lost - Heading South:
Dirt Donkeys Do Baja:

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