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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Air shocks??

I have a 1986 Honda Goldwing Interstate and I went to my first ride on it with my girlfriend 2 days ago and whenever we hit a decent sized bump the shocks would bottom out so I want to add air but I'm not sure how, I looked at the shock itself but didn't see a valve stem. Also what would be the correct air pressure to have in my shock.. front and rear. Thanks
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The valve to add air to the rear shocks is behind the right hand side cover and for the forks it's on the right fork just below the top bridge.

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He still needs pressures to try front and rear ken, for 2 up ride
Probably needs guidance on the tire pressures too
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He still needs pressures to try front and rear ken, for 2 up ride
Probably needs guidance on the tire pressures too
Tom, he did post here so he has a typing finger.
If he still has questions he can use that typing finger to ask them.
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8 or 10 front and 55-60 rear would be a good start,but if the shocks are original the fluid in them is probably more like glue and wont dampen very well

most likely rear shocks could stand a seal and fluid replacent minimum

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8 or 10 front and 55-60 rear would be a good start,but if the shocks are original the fluid in them is probably more like glue and wont dampen very well

most likely rear shocks could stand a seal and fluid replacent minimum

That's too high for an Interstate.
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see 1st post HE DID ASK and was not given the info

Also what would be the correct air pressure to have in my shock.. front and rear. Thanks
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