Q: Why do I need an Airpro for the front suspension on my snow bike?
A: Snow bikes are approximately 65 to 85 pounds heavier than the stock motorcycle (without considering the weight of any snow, auxillary fuel tanks, racks, etc on the bike)
With the standard fork setup, severe bottoming will occur if ridden even semi-aggressively. Very aggressive riding will bend the lower fork tubes and lead to major expenses .
Most snow bikes kits utilize a thick aluminum plate/adapter to attach the front ski to the forks. Adapters reduce the fork travel by approx .75 to 1.5 inches.
Q: Can I just pay to have my forks revalved, resprung, and use heavier oil and increase the oil level?
A: Yes, but those modifications can cost upwards of $600 to $800 vs. the $159 Airpro kit. Also, the Airpro allows a rider to change the front suspension bottoming resistance in seconds.
If an owner chooses to revalve and respring the fork, when it's time to convert the snowbike back into a regular dirt bike, the front fork will need to be resprung and revalved again to obtain balanced handling characteristics when ridden off road or motocross. With the Airpro setup, it can stay installed and the owner just bleeds the air from the schrader valve or you can contact Airpro for their fully automatic bleeder system.
Q: Will the Airpro lead to a rougher ride?
A: The Airpro allows the rider to adjust air pressure for any condition. If the fork ride feels too firm, decrease pressure to 5 psi. If the fork bottoms out on big impacts, increase the psi to 10 to 15. You still retain the stock compression and rebound adjustment clickers with an Airpro.
Q: What models will the Airpro fit?
We offer Airpros for KTM, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, Husqvarna, and Husaberg.
Q: What does it cost and how do I get one?
Cost is $159 and you can order them here on our website.
Q: What type of a warranty does the Airpro have?
A: Lifetime warranty, no questions asked.
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