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can someone post a pic or tell me where the rear shock air fitting is and what the pressure(s) should be?
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can someone post a pic or tell me where the rear shock air fitting is and what the pressure(s) should be?
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It's under the right side panel. Pressure depends on your weight and your passenger's weight, if any. See owner's manual for a guide. I run mine at zero.

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On my 2014 CCT it is located behind the right side cover.
There is also a sticker in the lid of the right saddlebag showing all the recommended pressures depending on the weights and cargo.

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Thanks Paul. Btw you get that horn on yet? You'll love it.
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can someone post a pic or tell me where the rear shock air fitting is and what the pressure(s) should be?
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A) As others have pointed out, attached is a pic (click on thumbnail), showing what's behind the right side cover. The area in question is toward the back end of the bike.

B) I scanned in the relevant pressure table and other info on this, from the shop manual: http://www.billanddot.com/Rear-Shock...ent-p-2-32.pdf (takes a minute or two to load).

C) If you find yourself adjusting or even just checking the pressure a lot (some shocks have been prone to leak), and particularly if you have an XCT -- which has saddlebag guards and large passenger mini-board mounts less than an inch away from the side cover held by three arrows and grommets -- you may be interested in relocating that valve. If so:

1) This is a thread I started on that topic last year: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=58698

2) This is a thread in which Mike MTVic showed that it can be done, and fairly easily: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=59042

3) This is a write-up I did, documenting (pics and captions and descriptions, etc.) a more complicated procedure, i.e., how I drilled through the right side cover and added a new valve: http://www.billanddot.com/shock-valve-relocation.html ; not for everyone's tastes, of course.
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I am planning on moving the fitting myself sometime soon and found this write up on a local Victory thread that looks like a lot easier (and cheaper) mod to do:

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Where can I get the extension hose ? and what size is it ?
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I am planning on moving the fitting myself sometime soon and found this write up on a local Victory thread that looks like a lot easier (and cheaper) mod to do:

http://tcvr.us/messages/showpost.php...1&postcount=13
Yep, that's a much simpler mod, and is the sort of thing MTVic, et al., ended up with.

I wanted a new valve to be a little farther from the heat of the engine, and a little easier to get to -- I mess with the shock a lot, with solo rides and two-up with my wife -- and I also just wanted to try tapping a Schrader valve, i.e., just one of the projects to keep me busy over the winter.

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Where can I get the extension hose ? and what size is it ?
Most auto parts places ought to be able to help you out. I bought my 7" at http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-STEEL-DUAL...S/271266231779 , but you might want a longer 9" one, e.g., http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-STEEL-DUAL...-/271262235636 . Of course, you don't need a pair, the way I got them -- you just need one.

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The extension in the post I referred to was nearly 10" long and only cost $15 from Amazon:



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