air pressure in front shock absorber


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tomham
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air pressure in front shock absorber

Postby tomham » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:17 pm



Hey, does anyone now how much air pressure it should be in the front shock absorbers of an 1983 goldwing 1100 cc? I have filled oil in both of them but I do not know how much airpressure that should be on top.



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Wingman80
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Re: air pressure in front shock absorber

Postby Wingman80 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:51 pm

14-21 PSI is what the Maintenance manual calls for. I have a syringe connected to a hose to slowly fill the forks with air. it can easily be overfilled as the forks Do not have much volume after being filled with oil. If you fill it with an electric pump, be sure to dial down the regulator so you don't blow your fork seals, or more importantly the balance line that connects the 2 forks together. Best of luck!

David

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Re: air pressure in front shock absorber

Postby flogger » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:59 pm

I use a low pressure bicycle pump on all my Honda cycles shocks...
1996 GL1500SE GoldWing
1983 GL650i SilverWing
1981 CB750C Custom
1981 CM400 (project)

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Re: air pressure in front shock absorber

Postby deanjenn » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:17 pm

I was thinking my '97 max was 8lbs. Did I misread when looking through the manual? Or do the earlier models handle higher pressures?

DJ

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Wingman80
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Re: air pressure in front shock absorber

Postby Wingman80 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:01 pm

It depends on the model, but an 83 1100 requires 14-21 according to the pubs.

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Re: air pressure in front shock absorber

Postby flogger » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:08 pm

deanjenn wrote:I was thinking my '97 max was 8lbs. Did I misread when looking through the manual? Or do the earlier models handle higher pressures?

My 96' 1500 SE says 6 psi max... all my other models vary by only a few psi... hence the low pressure bike hand pump...
1996 GL1500SE GoldWing
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1981 CB750C Custom
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Re: air pressure in front shock absorber

Postby deanjenn » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:01 am

I've got one stashed in the trunk of mine also. It's hard to find a decent one of them around here.


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