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Air Ride Question

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Jersey Big Mike, May 21, 2018.

  1. Jersey Big Mike

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    Does anyone run the BDM Air Ride shock without the compressor? And just adjust at home?
    If so how's that working out?
    How leaky, if at all is the air ride? (new rebuilds)

    Thinking of adding it to my K-9
     
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    Interesting idea. You could even add a schrader valve and air up/down at a gas sattion.

    But then agin, why? The comperessors are pretty cheap
     
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    And, there's the thought of a leak in route. I don't think these bikes are made to ride on the bump stops .
     
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    well the shock is $399, the pump is $200 (and the only one that's listed is for a bulldog) and I was thinking quick and easy -- no wiring, maybe an airline to make adjustment easier.
    And since there is only 1 shock, do you end up on the stops if the air leaks out -- anyone know for sure?
     
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    What's the PSI you run them at (range)
     
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    Yes, with no air you will bottom and I weigh a buck 85. Reason I know the original pos hose broke on a ride with me.
     
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    I'm not dentdude but I run close to 85
     
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    So you let the air out every stop? or not leave air in when parked for overnight or days?
     
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    Mike, normally I leave the bike aired up in the garage. I think the problem would arise if you were on an uneven surface and the air ride leaked down it may change the angle enough for the bike to tip over to the right. I never mess with the air ride unless its to add air. Hope this helps.
     

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