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hi..the bike in now stored in garage for winter..should i remove the air from forks and rear suspension or is it best to leave the air in...kind regards.....jim 1986 1200 interstate...:waving::waving::12red:
 

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Just like the spring in an ammo clip, leave it loaded and compressed for a long time and the spring gets weak
Not to steal your thunder or anything, but it's actually the cycling of steel that makes it fatigue, not constant pressure. We had a discussion on another board about magazines being loaded for extended periods.
 

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Leaving the air pressure in the shock isn't going to do any harm. On an Interstate without an onboard pump there's a little water vapor that goes in with the air each time you inflate the shock/ fork. The less you add air the less water vapor and moisture in the shock/fork. The Aspencade has an air dryer to reduce the water vapor in the system but the hand pump used on the Interstate can't do that. It's a minor point but might make a difference.
 

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I just replaced the fork oil in both my forks with Mother Honda's 10 Wt Fork oil. What a difference. Rides like a caddy compared to a VW bug now. Next month comes a new oil change. By the way, I did remove .6 qts oil down to 3.6 qts in my GL1100, and my Neutral light stays off a little longer, but no cure. Gonna have to clean it next month during my oil change. Winter is good for something after all.
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