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Old 06-19-2017, 09:03 AM
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Would like to know the recommended air pressure on my trike suspension I currently have 19 lbs and feel the bumps?
 
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What kit do you have. I'm sure someone with the same kit will chime in.
 
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We run ours at about 45-50 lbs.
 
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Wife runs hers at 38, with 20 in the rear tires and is happy.
 
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Have the D-K lift kit and run 22, and 22 in the tires...95% of the
time we ride 2 up. I am sure if I spent a couple thousand
dollars on shocks and springs we could get a better ride.
But not sure I could justify the ROI, No I am sure!...tenn.vol.
 
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2005 FLHTC with a Lehman kit.
I run 30 psi in the rear tires and no pressure in the shocks. Seems to work well 2 up. Combined weight of wife and I around 360 lbs.
Would be interested to hear about other tire/shock pressure combos. I did try 10 psi in the rear shocks once, but didn't like the ride. Seemed too stiff.
 
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