How much air in rear suspension ?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by elctricstart, May 22, 2009.

  1. elctricstart

    elctricstart Member

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    The wife and I riding tonight ,bottom out a couple of times . Between the two of us about 400 pounds. How much air should I put in ?? 09 electra glide classic.
    Sorry if asked before. I do have the progressive pump. Thanks
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    whats the manual say ? i run about 20 psi in my 08 RKC with me and mrs and were above 400 total but i did change shock oil .. the psi can switch per year so best to refer to manual as a starting point
     
  3. elctricstart

    elctricstart Member

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    Manual says 40 to 50 psi, sounds like a lot that is why I am asking. I will call dealer tomorrow.
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    are ya sure thats not for the street glide .. SG can go up to 50 psi

    my manual says 35psi max for everything not a Street Glide .. but again it does change .. dont count on getting the right answer from the dealer either
     
  5. elctricstart

    elctricstart Member

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    Manual says FLHTC 50 psi with rider

    All stock, not lowered.
     
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  6. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    I started with 35 lbs in my 09 Ultra with two up. I am now at 42 - 45 lbs and it is a very nice ride two up at this level. To me this is a perfect level. We are about 350 total. (Mostly me) :p In my 09 50 lbs is fine. It is a new suspension.
     
  7. spartacus55

    spartacus55 Active Member

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    30lbs psi on 2007 rk 400lbs total no more bottoming out
     
  8. jims87flh

    jims87flh Banned

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    Wow, my 87 FLHTC says 20LBS max, 0 for one rider!!
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The different years run differing pressures. It's not one size fits all any more.
     
  10. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    From what I understand 07 was the changeover year .The early 07s were 35max. psi. late 07 on was 50