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Can someone advise me approximately what pressure(psi)I should I set my rear suspension to on my GL1200 Interstate?
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It should say on the tank what minimum and maximum are. Don't you have an owner's manual?

Where are you located and what year of bike is it?
 

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I'm in the UK,and the bike is 1985.

I do have a Haynes manual but it is completely useless and doesn't specify.

The tank does say 200-400psi,but that is a massive range.

I am a Wing newbie,so I was looking for friendly advice from all you veterans to give me a base to work from.

So do you have any actual guidance to offer?
 

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You adjust it to where you like it. Everyone is different.
 

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I maybe a Wing newbie,but even I thought 200-400 was monsterous.
Thanks for the advice.
 

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Thankyou.Very helpful.Which manual is that taken from,as that's clearly the one I need as the Haynes is useless?
 

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The tank probably says 200-400kPa..and someone misread it :needahug:.
Yep,you're probably right,and that someone was me.Doh!
To be fair it was raining and I'd been working on the bike all day.
Still needed the advice on the range though.
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I too was wondering about the correct pressure on the 1986 GL1200 Interstate because the book simply says 0 - 6 psi for the front, and 28 - 57 psi for the rear. But because I am a little short, even the max pressure forces me to tip-toe at a stop and that's with boots on. So I set mine around 15 psi; just enough air pressure to ensure oil in the strut doesn't back-flow into the service hose. I have to rebuild mine anyways, so at this point, due to it leaking oil (left side rear), the pressures do not concern me at the moment. Once I either replace or rebuild both struts (might as well do them both), then I will be meticulous about the correct air pressure for my weight. I wonder if they make a seat that is at least 1/2" inch lower.

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I run 45lbs in the Rear, 4lbs in the front I have Progressive springs as well. Im 260lbs Very seldom 2up. I like just enough that when I jump off the center stand, I can feel the air in the rear. if you do it a few times you will feel what Im saying. With these settings I dont get much road feel, and the grooved pavement is pretty much unnoticeable. You have to use a quick release valve to get these things just right, because they dont hold much so pressure changes quickly. A small handheld pump will work great, then you dont go over pressure.
 
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