Special pump for air shocks


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Phillip downey
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Special pump for air shocks

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Is there a special pump for airing up the front shocks. What is happening is that i am airing them up to 5 psi or so then removing the pump only to loose the air while unhooking it.


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If you want something you can take with you, bicycle shops have neat little hand pumps for forks that don't lose air when disconnected.
The other option if you have a compressor, is to just set the regulator to your desired pressure then use a standard push chuck.
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All of the ones i have seen at bike shops go to 300 psi. It would be very difficult to gauge 5 to 7 psi on something like that am i correct.
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Phillip downey wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:19 am Is there a special pump for airing up the front shocks. What is happening is that i am airing them up to 5 psi or so then removing the pump only to loose the air while unhooking it.
Realistically, you do not need to pressurize the forks. If you are experiencing a weak rebound in your forks, replace the springs. I've used Progressive fork springs several times and they advise that air pressure is not necessary with their springs installed.
They are Progressive part number 11-1152 for the GL1500.
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Using a powered compressor to air up your shocks is just asking for trouble - it's VERY easy to blow out seals. Best thing to use is a small, cheap bicycle hand pump that you can very easily regulate to the few PSI you will need.
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