Rear suspension air pressure setting?


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flw
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Rear suspension air pressure setting?

Post by flw » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:58 pm



I'm about 225 lbs and ride alone 95% of the time.

I want to know for a softer ride but without a good change of bottoming out, where sould I try to set my rear pressure at for a starting point?



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Re: Rear suspension air pressure setting?

Post by robb » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:17 am

I am under 5" 8" and weigh about 175 pounds. Put 500 miles on bike with no air in shock traveling in rain. From 55-80mph and no bottoming out. Just to keep feet on ground usually run 5-25psi air. Can do 2 up with 25psi and wife has not complained nor has it bottomed out.

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Re: Rear suspension air pressure setting?

Post by Robinb » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:33 am

run mine at 40psi, seems to work right for me solo or dual

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Re: Rear suspension air pressure setting?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:39 am

i run between 43 and 47 solo but the conventional shock is going bad and i'll replace it with a progressive shock in the spring and do rear brakes while the bag is off


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