Rear Shock Air Pressure


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rbrugioni
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Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby rbrugioni » Sat May 14, 2011 3:57 pm



What is the correct pressure for rear shocks on my 1993 1500 interstate goldwing?



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Re: Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby cbx4evr » Sat May 14, 2011 7:27 pm

Really depends on what you want for ride.

The range is from 0 - 58 psi. Check it with the bike on the center stand.

(I'm assuming you 93 and my 2000 have the same suspension)

This post should be in the 1500 section.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby rbrugioni » Sun May 15, 2011 8:18 am

Thanks for the info, I usually ride by myself. And it seems like the back end was hitting hard over bumps, when I checked the psi in the rear. It was at 56 pounds, I decreased psi to 40 pounds for now. Its been raining here, so I have not been able to test ride since letting the pressure down. When my wife rides, I might increase pressure to accommodate. Thanks again for the help, ride safe.

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Re: Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby Wadcutter » Sun May 15, 2011 10:56 am

I'm riding a 91 SE. Riding solo I usually run 25 lbs on the highway. If I'm riding on rural roads or doing twisties I will bump it up to 30 lbs. When the Mrs is on back I run 35 unless we're packed for a trip then I'll run 40-45 lbs.

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Re: Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby heidebill » Sun May 15, 2011 8:22 pm

We typically run at 25 Kg/cm Our reading shows in Kg
It works for us Bill

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Re: Rear Shock Air Pressure

Postby cbx4evr » Sun May 15, 2011 10:23 pm

I can't remember what I am running at but the kg/cm unit drives me crazy. I made a sticker that I have inside my top box.


10 psi = .69 40 psi = 2.75
20 psi = 1.38 50 psi = 3.45
30 psi = 2.07 58 psi = 4.00
Range 0 - 58 psi/0-4 kg/cm


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