air pressure in front shocks


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bernyboy
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air pressure in front shocks

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I am wondering what the air pressure should be in the front forks of my 1984 gl1200 Standard. I can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere. I see that there is a air nipple at the top of the right fork but the corresponding spot in the left fork is sealed off. It looks to me like a factory job and presumably both forks are pressurized through the right-side nipple. While we're at it, what should my rear shock pressure be? I am sure both pressures vary some based on load and desired ride quality, but what are the parameters?



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oldishwinger
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: air pressure in front shocks

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just the one air nipple does the two front forks max psi for front is 6 minimum psi for rear is about 28 not sure of max for rear but I think Its around the 57 mark

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coolrogue1
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Re: air pressure in front shocks

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Owners manual says: 0 - 6 lbs in front forks....if riding single and not "hotdogging" it 0 is the place to start
28 - 56 lbs in rear shocks...same as front start at the minimum and increase as needed

Sam
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