Rear Shock Air Pressure


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Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby Winger 99 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:49 pm



My LCD display don't work much good and I can no longer see how much air is in the rear shocks is there anyway to determine
how much pressure they have in them?



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Re: Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:20 pm

I haven't had that particular problem, but it seems to me that pressure would be readable off of the air fill hose in your right side saddle bag. I believe that hose connects directly to the pump, and if you are filling your tires, you cannot build pressure in the shocks. So, it should be reading shock pressure if you can rig an adapter to connect a pressure gauge to the hose.

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Re: Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:05 am

Bluewaterhooker0 wrote:I haven't had that particular problem, but it seems to me that pressure would be readable off of the air fill hose in your right side saddle bag. I believe that hose connects directly to the pump, and if you are filling your tires, you cannot build pressure in the shocks. So, it should be reading shock pressure if you can rig an adapter to connect a pressure gauge to the hose.


Keep in mind that when talking about shocks, we're talking about a very small volume of air. The little bit of air that escapes when checking the pressure this way will actually alter the pressure in the shock - particularly if you're measuring using that hose, which is quite long.


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