Air in or out?


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Air in or out?

Postby hap2 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:35 am



Should the air be totally down or totally up just before you put it on the centerstand? Y if up or y if down?

Also, should the air be totally down or totally up just before you walk away from it for the winter?



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Re: Air in or out?

Postby MikeB » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:18 am

I assume you are talking about air in the rear shock of your GL1500. The answer is, whatever pressure you have in it when you ride is the air pressure you have in it when you park it. There is really no need to increase or decrease the air pressure.
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Re: Air in or out?

Postby hap2 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:21 am

U assume right. I just thot it wud raise / lower the bike enuf to make a difference (easier) when putting it on the centerstand.

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Re: Air in or out?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:20 am

You can lift the back end slightly by increasing the suspension air pressure, so if you are having trouble getting it up on the center stand, sometimes that can help - but it's not going to be much of a difference.

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Re: Air in or out?

Postby hap2 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:36 am

I was gonna put each tire on 3/4" board too. That might help also.

I wish I could just jack (from underneath the trailer hitch) the back end up 1 or 2" enuf to put it on the centerstand w/o even having to do it the "traditional" way, but it might fall over even if the side stand is down.

What's the maximum air pressure for those shocks? Do u know? What about temporarily over-inflating the tires?

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Re: Air in or out?

Postby aj1500 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:01 pm

I found raising the air pressure in the rear shock does help to get bike on it's center stand if your running a standard MC tire. I found even with the car tire on rear a 1" board was all I needed to make lifting it onto the center easier a 2X6 was almost too much as it still touched the board once lifted. as to how much air is safe, that will get you many answers, mine being,, I have the rear shock air at 100 PSI all the time
I have a hack hanging on it I ride 2 up and pull a camper quite often and haven't had any issues

as too parking for the winter I don't think it would matter as far as leaving air in the rear shock

I would advise against over inflating, besides there would be no help in lifting from it

just my 2cents

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Re: Air in or out?

Postby hap2 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:31 pm

I appreciate your two cents & everyone elses.

I need it!

Thanx again

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Re: Air in or out?

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:07 pm

the rear shock has a maximum pressue rating of 57psi. the front is rated for 6 psi. any more and you run the risk of blowing the seals. over inflating the tires wil not give you what you are looking for and may be in fact a dangerous situation. if you are having problems putting the bike on the center stand at full pressure then you probably have worn,sagged out rear shocks. You may want to spend the money on a set of Progressive Suspension 416 shocks. 8-)
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Re: Air in or out?

Postby hap2 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:13 am

ok thanx for the suggestion

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Re: Air in or out?

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:27 pm

Why do so many people seem to have a problem getting on the center stand? Only time I had a problem was with a flat rear tire. Normally, I just step down on the stand as I pull up on the grab handle and it just pops up and back like its supposed to.
I cant come up with any good reason to re-adjust the shocks for the times its sitting still. Theyre made to hold a certain pressure, regardless of while riding or waiting to be ridden.




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