Rear shocks


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Rear shocks

Postby glasshead » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:52 pm



I just took my 1100 out tonight and when the back shocks bottomed out I noticed that they had no air. They were on about 40 pounds a few days ago. I pumped them back up and can actually watch the gauge slowly go down to zero while on the center stand. :?:

New seals????



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Re: Rear shocks

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:12 pm

glasshead wrote:I just took my 1100 out tonight and when the back shocks bottomed out I noticed that they had no air. They were on about 40 pounds a few days ago. I pumped them back up and can actually watch the gauge slowly go down to zero while on the center stand. :?:

New seals????


Before going and replacing parts willy-nilly, first find out where the leak is occurring. Take a spray bottle, put a bit of dish soap in the bottom, and fill the rest up with water. Spray it all around the air fittings and shock seals, then pump it up. Watch for bubbles - with air leaking out that quickly, you're definitely going to see them wherever the leak is occurring.


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