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03 Rk 10 psi solo 15psi 2 up, 40 on the rear tire. I can run lower on the air, bike won't bottom but it lowers to the point of having to move my mirrors.. I'm 175, OL 120. Hope that helps. Never use the compressor filling em.

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03 Rk 10 psi solo 15psi 2 up, 40 on the rear tire. I can run lower on the air, bike won't bottom but it lowers to the point of having to move my mirrors.. I'm 175, OL 120. Hope that helps. Never use the compressor filling em.

You guys weigh about the same as us so that's been the most helpful post. I let all the air out last night. Gonna ride it like that today and then put 5lbs in and ride it and then 10lbs and see which one is best on these roads.

So even with no air, there is still oil in the shocks right? Just making sure because I had air suspension on my softail and after the shocks wore out and wouldn't pump up they were flat and I was riding a rigid.

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You guys weigh about the same as us so that's been the most helpful post. I let all the air out last night. Gonna ride it like that today and then put 5lbs in and ride it and then 10lbs and see which one is best on these roads.

So even with no air, there is still oil in the shocks right? Just making sure because I had air suspension on my softail and after the shocks wore out and wouldn't pump up they were flat and I was riding a rigid.

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I'd start with 5 lbs, wouldn't ride it with no air. I don't really know enough about em to give you a good answer I just don't like running too far out of spec. Hope that helps.

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Aha! I found a sticker inside of the saddle bag. Says I can run from 0-15 front and 0-10 rear. Didn't notice it before.


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I've had several EVO powered bikes with air shocks. I did not notice ANY difference with different air settings.

I hope that has improved with my soon to be picked up 2013 SG.
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I run my 04 RK with no air solo and I weigh about 195. No problems at all in 26k miles


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I pumped them up to 15 this weekend to take a long ride with the wifey. Didn't notice much difference at all from running with zero air. I mean, I physically watched the bike move a little bit when I was pumping them but as far as the ride, nothing. I'm using a no loss pump with a gauge so I know I wasn't losing air when disconnecting. I think I'm going to invest in some Progressives.


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I pumped them up to 15 this weekend to take a long ride with the wifey. Didn't notice much difference at all from running with zero air. I mean, I physically watched the bike move a little bit when I was pumping them but as far as the ride, nothing. I'm using a no loss pump with a gauge so I know I wasn't losing air when disconnecting. I think I'm going to invest in some Progressives.


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When running mine a bit low there's really no difference in the ride with the wife.. however the mirrors will need to be adjusted, she's only about 125. I put about 12 in em and all is good.

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I pumped them up to 15 this weekend to take a long ride with the wifey. Didn't notice much difference at all from running with zero air. I mean, I physically watched the bike move a little bit when I was pumping them but as far as the ride, nothing. I'm using a no loss pump with a gauge so I know I wasn't losing air when disconnecting. I think I'm going to invest in some Progressives.


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The only difference I notice between 0 psi and 15 psi is I don't bottom out on a wicked bump.

I run 20 psi one up with a little gear.

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