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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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How much extra air pressure are you adding to the suggested pressure after you install the 1.5" drop, 10%? 20%?

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I haven't lowered my XR, but I'll take a flyer and suggest 25 psi for a start. If the rear feels too harsh, loose some air. If to soft, add some air. Its really quite subjective and personal.

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Personally, I didn't change the setting in the rear shock after my drop kit. I went with a 1" drop kit and I stayed at my setting from there. I run 31 psi in mine and I kept the setting the same.

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I dropped mine 1" and found 50 psi to be about right but it really depends on your weight and if you're gonna have a passenger.

The thing you don't want is for your shock to bottom out. It will lose its ability to hold air if it happens enough times.
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Keep in mind you can't add air in the middle of the ride. Start out with maybe 50 and go from there. It depends on how big you are

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Say add a air line to your existing line and get it out from under the side cover. Make it easy to add air

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How much extra air pressure are you adding to the suggested pressure after you install the 1.5" drop, 10%? 20%?

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Keep in mind you can't add air in the middle of the ride.
Huh, why not? I like to keep my ride as cushy as possible but if I find myself on a stretch of particularly dippy road that has me bouncing up and down it's very easy to pull over and add some air to stiffen up the ride, let it back out when back on smoother surface.

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Huh, why not? I like to keep my ride as cushy as possible but if I find myself on a stretch of particularly dippy road that has me bouncing up and down it's very easy to pull over and add some air to stiffen up the ride, let it back out when back on smoother surface.
I think he meant as you ride down the road but if someone has a compressor set up it could be as simple as pushing a button. I've often thought any premium touring bike with air shocks should have them stock or at least have it as a reasonably priced option; like under $500.
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I think he meant as you ride down the road but if someone has a compressor set up it could be as simple as pushing a button. I've often thought any premium touring bike with air shocks should have them stock or at least have it as a reasonably priced option; like under $500.
Keep in mind that you have to use a low pressure air pump for the air shock or you will rupture the air bladder inside the shock. Never hook a compressor driven source up that air shock unless you can limit the pressure to extremely low pressures. Ask me how i know this............

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