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Air up valve stem

Post by dwhite815 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:59 am



I noticed after removing right side cover,a valve stem. What does this do? What will be aired up if I put air to it?
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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by FM-USA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:58 am

Right rear shock.
Careful on pressure, it loads VERY quick, use a pressure limiting device.
HINT: Using a pencil gauge can/will lose several pounds of unknown pressure. Some air compressors have a pressure limiting outlet. Also they're not expensive, Harbor F. has'm for about $10.00 BUT!!! you need to bleed off the higher pressure before using it.
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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:27 pm

Not so much pressure as volume.I used a hand pump.

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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by FM-USA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:31 pm

virgilmobile wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Not so much pressure as volume.I used a hand pump.
OH!!! you're correct.
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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:56 pm

A small hand-powered bicycle pump would be the best way to air it up, and prevent blowing out the seals.

https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Pump-Geared ... B00C8VJDUM

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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by dwhite815 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:16 am

Now I have to find the left one.

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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by aj1500 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:19 am

+1 on above, I can't remember now but does the 1200 have an air shock on the left side or is it like the 1500, only on the right

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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by dwhite815 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:18 pm

No idea I just noticed the right valve stem. Have to pull left cover and see.

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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:24 pm

1100 both are air shocks. Only one valve stem on right side which feeds both shocks. I think the 1200 is the same.
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Re: Air up valve stem

Post by dwhite815 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:50 am

Thanks for the help guys.



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