air pressure


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deegee
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air pressure

Postby deegee » Wed May 28, 2014 8:16 pm



How much air pressure should be in the front shocks?

thanks



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Re: air pressure

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 29, 2014 7:01 am

I set mine on the center stand and added about 7 psi.
Don't add air any other way.center stand,forks extended,unloaded.
Test and adjust.Just a few pounds at a time till you get the ride you want.
Don't get it too high.15psi is pretty stiff.
When it's just me on it,3-4 was plenty.
Same procedure for the rear.
Mine was set near 40 psi.

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Re: air pressure

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 29, 2014 10:23 am

Also, it's a good idea to use a handheld (arm-powered) bicycle pump to pressurize the front forks. The volume of air in the forks is very small, using a regular powered compressor you can very easily inject far too much pressure in a fraction of a second, causing your fork seals to blow out.

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Re: air pressure

Postby deegee » Thu May 29, 2014 3:34 pm

thanks for the info. my rears are 40 psi ish and front are overinflated.no wonder the lt side is leaking.

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Re: air pressure

Postby 82aspen » Sat May 31, 2014 10:05 pm

pretty sure my front springs are original and shot, i use 40# on the front which so far is working out,

max official front pressure is ~ 20 pounds which didn't work for me,

max pressure that i've read about used on fronts without issues is ~ 50#




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