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Old 08-23-2010, 01:19 PM
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The new frame calls for higher air pressure than before. I run mine about 40 psi solo and two up about 45 and it is fine. I usually check it every morning when on a trip and before riding otherwise, just like checking the oil.

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Whenever I see a thread about shock air pressure, it seems that everybody forgets (or doesn't know) that the 09 touring bikes have different air shocks than the 08 and earlier models. In the owner's manual for 09 bikes, it suggests running 50psi for 2-up for solo with cargo. Completely different from the pre-09's. Running 12psi in my 09 RKC is like running no air at all. Solo I need 40 psi (I'm 290lbs), and 2-up is right at 50psi.
Thanks for saying it. I was also surprised to read what the guys owning 09s were putting in their shocks. Don't they read their owner's manual?
I am 170lbs and she's 130lbs. We ride 2-up 99.9% of the time. I run 45psi in the shocks and it works great.
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i normally ride solo but when i ride 2 up with my wife i need to have 40psi or better. any less it will bottom out almost every bump in the road. am considering the progressive 940's for next year
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I am 180lbs, wife 160. I run 20psi solo and the full 50psi two-up. Makes a huge difference to the handling and comfort. I bought my zero loss pump from a mountain bike shop - seems to work fine and takes up b@gger all room.

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I was also surprised to read what the guys owning 09s were putting in their shocks. Don't they read their owner's manual? I am 170lbs and she's 130lbs. We ride 2-up 99.9% of the time. I run 45psi in the shocks and it works great.[/quote]

I too found that the dealer had only 20 PSI in my new 09. It bottomed out hard, frequently...

I checked and now I'm running 45PSI and I like the ride, and so does the boss.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:45 AM
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Solo around 12 to 15. With wifey I have to put 32 to keep from bottoming out.
Don't let her hear you say that ;-} . Me and mine are about the same
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I usually ride solo and carry 30 psi on my 2010 Ultra Limited. This works well for me at 6'2" 245 lbs.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:58 AM
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I just put the lower SG shocks on my RK. Are the air pressure settings different in the SG manual than the RK? I don't think my ride is as smooth with the new SG shocks, as the stock RK shocks.
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I just put the lower SG shocks on my RK. Are the air pressure settings different in the SG manual than the RK? I don't think my ride is as smooth with the new SG shocks, as the stock RK shocks.
yes,the pressure is different for the Street Glide.It is in your owners manaul.
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