Rear air pressure


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wardencaro
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Rear air pressure

Postby wardencaro » Sun May 04, 2014 8:51 pm



How much air do you have in rear shocks me at 250 wife 130 and pulling a trailer on a 1997 gw



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robb
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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby robb » Sun May 04, 2014 9:44 pm

Only you can say what is comfortable, as long as it does not exceed 57 psi. Two up I'm at maybe 325 pounds and easily ride with 30 psi.
Try 40 as a starting point and ride a few miles, stop and add a few; if it feels better your on track. If not decrease a few.

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RoadRogue
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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby RoadRogue » Mon May 05, 2014 12:39 am

That is 57 psi maximum measured with the bike on the centre stand. 8-)
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wardencaro
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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby wardencaro » Mon May 05, 2014 7:11 am

57 on da ground, i was pretty sure about that, i was kinda of concerned with the weight of trailer on the back of bike, i generally load it down so that tounge weight is on the light side but with enough weight to keep it down on hitch still can not get the wife to pack light

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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby MikeB » Mon May 05, 2014 10:35 am

From the owners manual:

The air pressure can be easily increased or decreased using the
air pressure control switches on the right front fairing. The air
pressure control system includes a limiter that prevents
increasing pressure beyond the recommended maximum. The
recommended range is: 0-57 psi (ll4lO kPa, 0-4.0 kg/em').

To check and Adjust the Air Pressure
1. Place the motorcycle on its center stand on a firm, level surface. To prevent discharging the battery, make sure the audio system and other electrical accessories are off.
2. Turn the ignition switch to ON, P, or ACC.
3. Push the P.CHECK button to display the current pressure (USA: reads in psi. Canada: reads in kg/em2).
4. While holding the P.CHECK button in, push the INCREASE or DECREASE button until the desired air pressure is reached.
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RoadRogue
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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby RoadRogue » Mon May 05, 2014 1:35 pm

Not 57 psi on the ground, 57 psi on the centre stand. With the rear tire in the air. 8-)
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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby virgilmobile » Mon May 05, 2014 3:00 pm

Just a side note....I also 'bottomed out'...air pressure unloaded was 37 PSI.....
I did find that it wasn't bottoming out at all..
My center stand was not retracting all the way back up to the rubber bumpers...Better now.. :D

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Mh434
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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby Mh434 » Tue May 06, 2014 12:47 am

Thanks to reading this thread, I decided to go out & check the pressure in the suspension of my new- to-me '97 SE. Okay, seemed a little low, at 6.5. No, wait...it's Canadian, so that would be in kg/sq.cm. So, in PSI that would be...over 92 PSI!!

Thankfully, the compressor system all works, and I reduced it to 2.5 kg/sq.cm. Hopefully no damage was done! Who knows how long it's been like that?!

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leon avery
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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby leon avery » Wed May 07, 2014 5:32 pm

wardencaro wrote:How much air do you have in rear shocks me at 250 wife 130 and pulling a trailer on a 1997 gw

41 psi

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Re: Rear air pressure

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed May 07, 2014 6:11 pm

I blew the left shock on my 1500 wing a few years ago and went with progressive 416 air shocks and run them at 25psi


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