Rear shocks


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Keef
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Rear shocks

Postby Keef » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:30 pm



Will some one tell me what's the least amount of air you can have in the rear shocks? And the same for the front? 1997 Aspencade 1500cc
Would like to set a little lower if i can!



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Re: Rear shocks

Postby newday777 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:59 pm

Keef wrote:Will some one tell me what's the least amount of air you can have in the rear shocks? And the same for the front? 1997 Aspencade 1500cc
Would like to set a little lower if i can!


It depends on the weight load so you don't bottom out the suspension that you can be comfortable with riding.
The front is a maximum of 6 lbs.
Be sure to replace the fork oil yearly, use atf for the softest ride if that's what you are wanting or 10-15 wt fork oil for a stiffer ride from the forks. New fork oil helps greatly the ride you'll get in absorbing the bumps. Lack of changing the fork oil results in a poor ride.

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Re: Rear shocks

Postby dingdong » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:47 am

The rear shocks are rated from 0 to 57 lbs. Adjust accordingly for ride height and load.
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Re: Rear shocks

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:10 am

Right. I often run my rear shocks (Progressive 416's) at or near 10 psi, and my front (also Progressive) at 0 psi always. When I have a passenger I will bump the rear up to around 20-30 psi depending on their weight, and if I also have the trailer on, it will be more like 45 psi.

There is no set value - try different values and find out what is most comfortable for you. If you bottom out the suspension, you need to have it higher. Remember that the bike should be on the center stand when adjusting the rear suspension.

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Re: Rear shocks

Postby wing in atlanta » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:59 am

I run my factory rear shock any where from 15 to 55, I do not have any air in my factory front shocks. I adjust my rear for the style of riding I'm doing and what load I have.




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