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Does anyone know of a good air pump that I can use on my shocks. I'll need a pump that wont allow the air from the shocks to escape when I remove the the air pump valve.
 

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Just watch out. I found this on J&P Cycles web catalog, for the pump progressive shows in picture #2.....

Simple to operate and extremely accurate, this air pump produces pressure of up to 200psi by delivering .7 cubic inches of air per stroke. Ideal for setting the pressure on airforks, air shocks or anti-dive fork components. Permits minute adjustments by using a 'let down valve' and also features an in-line check valve to insure a no-leak operation and disconnect.
I'm not sure how many cubic inches our shocks hold, but 200psi is alot more than they need. There is one rated at 0-30psi, but that's most likely what the gauge registers to, and it very well could pump more air than that.
Even the very small syringe one on the above linked page says it'll pump up to 200psi.
 

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My Clymer manual says...
Rear Shocks
Usable range...............0-43 psi
Maximum....................71 psi

So you may want to buy the 0-60psi range pump. That way you will know if you go beyond the usable range. Just don't go beyond 43 and you wont have to worry about blowing the seals by going beyond the max.
 

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Does anyone know of a good air pump that I can use on my shocks. I'll need a pump that wont allow the air from the shocks to escape when I remove the the air pump valve.
I got a good pump from a bicycle shop. Mountain bikes use air shocks too and I got a pump with a valve that can be removed without losing any air pressure. Has a gauge on it too. The range of the gauge is too wide. Goes up to something like 100 pounds, but is still usable. A little pricey, I think it was like $35, but really made for the job.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. I ended up setting my portable compressor at 30 Lbs on the regulator, and filled the shocks that way. Big difference in Pre load.
 
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