I bought the bike at the end of last fall, and have put close to 1000 miles on it this summer. One thing I noticed, was that the suspension bottomed out very easily, and rode rough over bumps... especially with a passenger.
Then, I remembered that I had noticed Schrader (tire) valves on the shocks, so I decided to check their pressure. It was ZERO.
I didn't want to blow the shocks, so I decided not to use the big air compressor, but used a foot operated tire pump with a built-in gauge to air them up. I put 40psi in each, and now it rides like a dream! Even with a passenger!
Oh, I did NOT trust the gauge on the air pump, as some air leaks out when the clamp on tire chuck is removed. Instead, I used an electronic unit that just pushes against it, and doesn't leak hardly any air. The air pump would say 60psi before removing the chuck, but then lose down to 40psi when it was removed.
Just thought I'd share! Good Luck!
Spline Lubed front/rear
ignition pickups gapped
Relocated MOSFET R/R
Pilot Screws at 2-1/4 turns
Slipstreamer S-08 Windshield
Oversized Pirelli Front Tire
PW50, XR50, TTR90, XR100, DT175 (2-smoker), CRF230F, XR250R (dual sported), XR400R 4 KIDS, LOL!
1966 mustang street/strip