rear shock psi


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re774c
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rear shock psi

Postby re774c » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:53 pm



How much pressure does everyone run in their rear shocks?



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Re: rear shock psi

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:06 am

Pump it up fairly high, then with the bike "loaded" the various ways you will ride it, have someone watch the rear as you lower the pressure.
Stop when you are told the rear is starting to drop. Note the gauge readings with these various loads. Now you have a list of where to set the shocks as you have the bike loaded.
This works for bike w/air shocks, does not apply to 1800's w/the preload system.

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Re: rear shock psi

Postby re774c » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:14 am

Thanks for the information.

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Re: rear shock psi

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:08 am

Used a ruler on the rear fender to do my PSI measurements. Don't let the fender drop more that 1/2 inch! May take several tries. Good luck.
I am assuming your Wing has the on board pump and gage in the fairing panel?

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Re: rear shock psi

Postby dingdong » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:18 am

I'm lazy I guess. With 57 being max pressure I set mine on 55 and leave it there. Solo or fully loaded.
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Re: rear shock psi

Postby Ericson38 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:10 pm

50 psi when on its tires (not on centerstand), single rider, 180 lbs.




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