rear shock Air pressure ?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 06rdking, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. 06rdking

    06rdking Banned

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    what kind of air pressure are you guys useing when going 2up , loaded for the week with a tourpak? do you run that pressure all the time or change it accordingly?
     
  2. FIREDOG239

    FIREDOG239 Active Member

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    I usually run 40 to 45 psi with me, wife and luggage on bike. Just depends on total weight.
     
  3. tubguy

    tubguy Active Member

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    I run mine around 50 lbs and drop it a bit when on my own.
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Check your Owner's Manual. My '03 UC calls for 25-30psi for two up (35 max.). So the years/models have different specs. When riding solo, I let all the air out of the shocks. Probably could go with about 10 psi for solo, but don't.

    TQ
     
  5. Jick Scott

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    I ride 10 when solo and 40 to 45 with wife and/or tour pak.
    Try to follow owner's manual when all the weight is known, but the main thing is the 40 lbs. in the rear tire.
     
  6. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    Very good information. just bought a 05 RKP, so something i will be double checking for sure. the original owner is a lot larger than me.
     
  7. ironmark

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    I run 8lbs when solo , the stiffer ride seems to improve the handling in the curves IMO , riding 2 up with tour luggage I run around 25lbs and everything feels good . I like to keep a little air in the shocks at all times it just seems that 2 or 3 lbs of air minimum would be better for the shocks then no air at all IMO . You don't need allot of air in the shocks when solo because the riders weight is more centered on the bike so the load is more evenly distributed . I have the touring suspension air pump HD part #54630-03A ($49.95) and it is a great investment IMO , I carry it on the bike all the time so I can make a adjustment whenever needed .
     
  8. johnkarlfl

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    I allways leave it at 20 lbs.
    it seems more stabile.
     
  9. 06rdking

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    thanks guys I have an owners manual but was wanting to see what was working for others. with me 225 lbs and my wife(105 lbs) and quick detach tour pack I am having a slow speed wobble. running 25lbs of air in the shocks, just trying to find out why. thanks agian.
     
  10. tlyoungb

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    How did you check the pressure?