Air ride Bar pressure


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Air ride Bar pressure

Post by curtm » Mon May 14, 2018 6:35 pm



91 Se, I'am about 205Lb, what are people running for rear shock pressure ????, i'am kinda short if i go over 2 bar i have to lover the psi so i can touch the ground to move the bike around, I also have a 1300 VTX which was about 2" lower
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Re: Air ride Bar pressure

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:26 pm

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Re: Air ride Bar pressure

Post by RockportDave » Wed May 16, 2018 9:42 pm

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Re: Air ride Bar pressure

Post by curtm » Thu May 17, 2018 7:17 pm

Wonder why my bike is in Bar, not psi so about 2-3 bar
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Re: Air ride Bar pressure

Post by Stew » Thu May 17, 2018 7:27 pm

Is that because you're on the metric system up there if it's an original Canadian bike? Are your tire pressure gauges in bar or psi? I've never really thought about that before. Also, aren't your cars with boost gauges in bar?
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Re: Air ride Bar pressure

Post by WingAdmin » Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 pm

curtm wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Wonder why my bike is in Bar, not psi so about 2-3 bar
Curt
Strange. Multiply bar by 14.5 to get PSI.

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Re: Air ride Bar pressure

Post by Mh434 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 am

My Canada-market-specific GL1500 (sold as the "Canadian Edition") is in "bar" for rear shock pressure, too.

I don't like that at all. The range of pressure between, say 2.5 bar and 3.0 bar (which doesn't sound like much at all) is a whopping 8 psi - a serious difference when it comes to the rear shocks.

I've been living with the metric system up here for a generation, and I STILL don't like it.

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Re: Air ride Bar pressure

Post by curtm » Fri May 18, 2018 5:52 pm

Yes my bike is a GL1500 (sold as the "Canadian Edition") which is in bar, not PSI, i found it strange that it is in bar even it being a Metric unit of pressure
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Re: Air ride Bar pressure

Post by curtm » Fri May 18, 2018 5:56 pm

Forgot to mention, No we still measure our tires in PSI, the tire pressure sticker in my saddle bag is in PSI for tires
kinda odd



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