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I had a '93, and now have an '02. Both had the same shocks. Haven't seen the shocks on an '06. But I have always kept my shocks set on 5. Unless you are REALLY light, I would suggest keeping the preload set as high as it will go. Same with tire pressure. Inflate the tires to at least the maximum psi shown on the sidewall. I actually over inflate my rear tire a little bit.
Oh, and I have never put air in the shocks. The recommended operating pressure is 0 psi. I found that cranking up the preload as far as it will go, and completely inflating the tires works for me. If you do put air in the shocks, use only a hand pump. The problem with putting air in the shocks, is that it takes such a tiny amount. A bit too much will blow the seals, and it is almost impossible to get an accurate measurement. Just the tiny amount of air lost from checking the pressure can lower it several psi. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike
Last edited by VN750Rider/Jerry; 01-14-2010 at 01:00 PM.