Rear suspension psi


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Rugrat5288
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Rear suspension psi

Post by Rugrat5288 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:27 am



I had my rear suspension set to 45 psi and upon checking it after a ride yesterday while the bike was hot it said 77 psi. Should it increase with heat like that? Reset to 45psi. I’ll check it again today.



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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: Rear suspension psi

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:12 pm

You should check and adjust its pressure when the bike is on the centerstand.

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Re: Rear suspension psi

Post by Rugrat5288 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:39 am

Always upright has a voyager kit on it. It’s the fact that I never get the same reading when checking. Always higher after riding. Should it only be checked cold like tire pressure?

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Re: Rear suspension psi

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:49 am

For a correct reading the rear wheel should not be touching the ground according to the owners manual. That is why it should be on the centerstand.

But for a trike, I don't have any information how to check and set the correct pressure.

On the other hand, logically it should be cold, but there is not any statement about the hot/cold measurement of the air pressure in the manual.

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Re: Rear suspension psi

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:56 am

only set it when cold, the shocks get hot while riding, and that increases the PSI, do NOT let it out, leave it alone....

I set mine for 57 psi and never look at it again. if it don't bottom out, it is okay


~John

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