Airing up a set of forks question

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Airing up a set of forks question

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Greetings all, i rebuilt the forks on my 1981gl1100 today, and I am wondering how to go about pressurizing the forks. I know not to use a compressor, but the hand pumps at all the usual online places are really costly. i just can't see spending $50-$100 for a pump to introduce about 15 psi. The rebuild was less than $50.00, about $40.00 i think, so spending more $ for a pump is a non starter for me. What all are you guys and gals using to air them up? Thanks for any ideas. Scott.

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Re: Airing up a set of forks question

Post by Wilcoy02 »

I finally broke down and bought a hand pump.
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Re: Airing up a set of forks question

Post by indianakid »

Do you have a regulator on your air compressor ? If so turn the pressure down to 15 psi and get er done. Some times you just have to shoot the engineer and get on with production !!!
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Re: Airing up a set of forks question

Post by dingdong »

Too late now but walmart sells bicycle tire hand pumps.

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