Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Renton, Wa. USA
Re: Rear Shocks
I found a special low volume hand pump at a bicycle store. The mountain bikes use air springs. It cost $30, has a built in gauge and when I disconnect it from the shock, I lose hardly any air. The chamber for the air spring is pretty small. Everytime I checked the pressure with a regular air gauge, I lost about 5 pounds of pressure. You shouldn't try and fill them with an air hose at a garage. The maximum pressure is 43 pounds and overfilling can blow a seal. If you have a compressor at home, and can adjust the pressure to the 5 to 40 pound range with the built in regulator, you can use that to fill the shocks.
'04 750A- and loving it!
Using a Purlator One PL14610
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