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In my ongoing pursuit of being as lazy as possible, I was wondering if anyone had ever installed a gauge on the air shock so you could just pop off the side cover and look to see what the air pressure was? There's almost always some loss when I connect something to it to check the pressure so it sure would be convenient to have a gauge you could just look at.

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During the winter I bought the Doran tire pressure monitoring system with 3 transmitters.
I will put one on the front tire, one on the rear and one on the shock valve.
I haven't actually tested it yet since it is still snowing here, but it will be interesting to see if the pressure moves around a lot with the movement of the shock.

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There is NO air loss when using one of these to fill the rear shock....



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have you lost air. My bike sat for 5 months and when I checked the shock it lost 4 pounds. So maybe your loose at the same rate.
Check the first of the month a long with the tires and am sure you'll find the tire loose air and the shock doesn't.

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There is NO air loss when using one of these to fill the rear shock....
http://www.amazon.com/Bagger-Werx-07...shock+air+pump
I just got a similar one too. I want to do some trials to see what pressure gives the best ride, so these are nice and small to carry along. Be aware that you need one with 0-100 capability though, not the 0-60 listed, because the CC shock maxes out at 72 psi.

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I just got a similar one too. I want to do some trials to see what pressure gives the best ride, so these are nice and small to carry along. Be aware that you need one with 0-100 capability though, not the 0-60 listed, because the CC shock maxes out at 72 psi.

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Good advice...mine goes to 100. That's the one that popped up when I did a search. You are best to go over the number in the chart. We tend to underestimate the weight of the junk in the trunk and the gear we wear.

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Same as Vj, lost about 4 psi over the winter, started with 35 when put away....

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This is the same exact one victory sells as fox makes the pumps for them. $25 well spent




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This is the same exact one victory sells as fox makes the pumps for them. $25 well spent

http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Racing-Sho...fox+shock+pump
Thanks King just ordered one.

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