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Does anyone know how to adjust the pressure on my rear shock? I have the 2013 crossroads classic. I can't even see the shock due to the side bags.

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you need a hand air pump. If you use air compressor you could blow out the shock.

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you need a hand air pump. If you use air compressor you could blow out the shock.

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Under the right side cover is a Shrader (air) valve and there is a label inside the right case lid that tell you how much air to have in the shock relative to the load. Always go on the high side allowing for your riding gear and the junk in the cases. Here's what you fill the shock with........
https://www.google.com/search?q=moto...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Under the right side cover is a Shrader (air) valve and there is a label inside the right case lid that tell you how much air to have in the shock relative to the load. Always go on the high side allowing for your riding gear and the junk in the cases. Here's what you fill the shock with........
https://www.google.com/search?q=moto...hrome&ie=UTF-8
I found it, just got to find a hand pump now... or crank the compressor down.

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I found it, just got to find a hand pump now... or crank the compressor down.
NO, NO, NO, NO!!! Never use compressor air! There's a very small volume to fill in that shock and its easy to blow it out and then you have to replace the shock. Check out the price of a replacement shock and you will see why I'm so adamant.

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NO, NO, NO, NO!!! Never use compressor air! There's a very small volume to fill in that shock and its easy to blow it out and then you have to replace the shock. Check out the price of a replacement shock and you will see why I'm so adamant.
Point noted. No Compressor. Thanks.

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I beg to differ with everyone who says "never use compressor air", uhhhh, air is air guys. Volume of your compressor has no bearing on how much air will go in, it's all about the pressure regulator. I have ALWAYS used my 80 gallon craftsman oil less compressor to air up my shock and tires. Still have original shock and it still works just fine. If you use a regulator and set it to 65-70 (or if you just set your compressor to not fill beyond 70 psi) and you just pop the chuck on the shrader for a second and then check the pressure with the gauge and do again as needed till you hit the mark your looking for, you'll be fine. Common sense goes a long way in instances like this. Of course, having said that, I realize there are some out there who lack common sense, sooooooo.............

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But why risk a $700+ shock just for that convenience? I like to consider "what can possible go wrong" before proceeding with something that has risks.

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But why risk a $700+ shock just for that convenience? I like to consider "what can possible go wrong" before proceeding with something that has risks.


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