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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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I'm wondering, will setting the air at 0 in the rear suspension lower the bike?

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That is a good question. Put her to the test.

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Yes... When I took delivery on mine it had 0 # in the shock. I could see the bike "rise up" when I put 40 # in it. Don't know what that equates to in inches. Maybe two?

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The ride is a whole lot more comfy with the correct air pressure in the shock. I just did a 2500 mile road trip, two up with about 75lbs worth of kit in the trunk/bags. Used the recommended setting and even did some twisty roads, no issues. And best of all, no complaints from the back seat.

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The ride is a whole lot more comfy with the correct air pressure in the shock. I just did a 2500 mile road trip, two up with about 75lbs worth of kit in the trunk/bags. Used the recommended setting and even did some twisty roads, no issues. And best of all, no complaints from the back seat.
The "correct" amount of air in the shock is ZERO if you are < a certain weight with your load.

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The "correct" amount of air in the shock is ZERO if you are < a certain weight with your load.
That is correct. Based on my weight I need 0 psi in mine.

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The "correct" amount of air in the shock is ZERO if you are < a certain weight with your load.
True. If you weigh less then 200 lbs and don't have a trunk then it doesn't require air in the shock. With a trunk its 150 lbs.

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Thanks!
I'm not sure what my pressure is but I'm going to give it a try.

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According to Victory recommendations, I should use 0 psi. in my bike as well. I ride with 5 lb. in the shock for a more firmer-sport oriented ride. I find this works best for me.

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I had 0 in the shock and all was well solo riding - took a trip with the wife and both saddle bags full and a cooler with 20 cans of cool bev on the rear rack - I was bottoming out on dips - I put in around 65lbs and the ride was perfect soft enough with the load and no bottoming out.
I have left the air at that level even now on solo rides and like it - kind of stiff but handles well....

And yes adding air does raise the bike - prob. around 2-3 inches

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