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06-25-2010 04:49 PM
slimvulcanrider If you were to switch the shocks from left to right that would work gordon,

jdamato1 you are probably running aftermarket shocks...
06-25-2010 11:58 AM
OlHossCanada I found this rear shock pressure balancing mod for a Nomad over on Gadgets site.
http://www.gadgetjq.com/airshockbalance.htm

I`m not sure how it would work on a vn750, as I think someone said our shocks have the air valve positioned differently, and the tubing can interfer with saddlebags or get snagged easier or something??

If it can be made to work, the pressure is always balanced between the two shocks. The tubing adds substanially to the volume of air in the system, so that losing a bit of air disconnecting the pump has less effect on the remaining pressure in the shocks.
06-25-2010 02:15 AM
techdif bought mine at a harley shop in chatt. tn. the improvement in ride, control, and stability was well worth fifty or so dollars!
04-29-2010 07:21 PM
jdamato1
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I'll try that. That's a good idea
I went to do mine today and I don't gave a schrader valve. What gives ?
04-22-2010 09:46 PM
jdamato1 I'll try that. That's a good idea
04-22-2010 09:42 PM
kontiki I have compressor with a pressure regulator. I set it for the pressure I want in the rear shocks. That simple.

I run mine at 20 lbs., I like it better than than 0.
04-20-2010 08:07 PM
fergy I'm pretty sure some have done that with a cross over tube even on this forum. Maybe someone will enlighten you soon.
04-20-2010 06:14 PM
dirtrack650 I know we don't have much room, but sure would be good to have a balance tube between our shocks. A on board kompressor is nice too.

DT
04-20-2010 03:53 PM
fergy I took my 750 for about a 500 mile weekend ride down around Leakey, on the twisted sisters back when I first got it, and at every cattle guard I was bottoming out with my 265 cheeseburgers, and the added luggage I was hauling on the trip. When I got home I painstakingly aired both my shocks up to about 26-28 lbs with a hand pump and it really made the ride a ton better. It is a real pain in the southside to do, but it made a huge difference. With the special shock pump Progressive makes, it would be a cinch, but who wants to spend fifty bucks on something you'll use one time and hang on a nail in your garage? I've got a small hand pump that I keep on my mountain bike that worked fine for this, aside from the instant loss of pressure if you fumble with the valve getting it on and off!
04-20-2010 03:40 PM
dirtrack650 I'm 250 and run 0 psi cuz I like my ride soft.

DT
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