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Hello All, I am getting ready to install progressive air shocks on the back of my gl1100 standard. I dont like having to pull the side cover off to check and adjust air. I was thinking of moving the valve stem to a more convenient location. Anybody do this before? and where did you move it to?

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I welded a bracket to my hitch support tubing and moved my air valve there. That would be a few inches to the rear in the area to the rear of side cover. Easily accesible and still out of the way.

You can remount it anywhere you want.

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I welded a bracket to my hitch support tubing and moved my air valve there. That would be a few inches to the rear in the area to the rear of side cover. Easily accesible and still out of the way.

You can remount it anywhere you want.
hmmm you been looking at those ultra glides again havn't you lil pete......

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Actually, we chose that location back in '81.

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I thought about running it up to the console area around the gauges somewhere.

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Actually, we chose that location back in '81.
good thinking, but you can see the comparison can't you..........

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I thought about running it up to the console area around the gauges somewhere.
my train of thought would be the closer to the shock the more accurate the reading when checking, but to run it up front would be ok if it makes maint a bit easier....

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Well I pump it up with my airman sparrow 12v tire pump that I keep in the fairing and that is where the cigarette lighter plug is, so it would be all together. When I take my wife I add another 170lbs to the bike so I have to put air in. When I go myself I must take air out.

The bikes with on board air must be nice.

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Well I pump it up with my airman sparrow 12v tire pump that I keep in the fairing and that is where the cigarette lighter plug is, so it would be all together. When I take my wife I add another 170lbs to the bike so I have to put air in. When I go myself I must take air out.

The bikes with on board air must be nice.
in a word.......yes.........

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