Adjusting shocks air pressure and oil

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Wayne R, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Wayne R

    Wayne R Active Member

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    After reading some posts here I realized 35 psi was too much in the air shocks on my 2002 Road King and my wifes 2006 Ultra so I re-adjusted the pressure to 25 psi, on both bikes when I let air out, I got some oil coming out with the air, is this normal or do I have problems with these shocks. I use the harley air pump to adjust so I dont think they were ever over inflated.
     
  2. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Wayne R; when you say oil from the shocks - is it just a fine mist coming out when you released the pressure fm shocks, or dripping out? You can get a fine mist of moisture out of air systems, but it shouldn't be constant. Any other info. & pics work well too so we can see what you're describing...
     
  3. whatyardwork

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    You sure it was oil?Im just thinking, anyplace air is present its possible for condensation to take place.Is it possible it was dirty water?
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, my same thoughts too...didn't think there should be oil & sometimes air gets little moisture over time so thought a pic might help to see what's coming out...
     
  5. Wayne R

    Wayne R Active Member

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    It was a fine mist and it left an oily residue
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Thats fine then
     
  7. Wayne R

    Wayne R Active Member

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    Thanks wasn't sure if that was normal.