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Air suspension on a 1200Standard?
Hi all,

Is a naked/standard 1200 supposed to have air suspension? The shocks on mine say 'Air suspension' on a sticker but I wouldn't know where to adjust the pressure. No switches in the fairing obviously...
I need to adjust the suspension somehow 'cause it kept bottoming out (actually: the center stand touched the ground in slow left turns) when riding with a passenger.



P.S. I've a Haynes manual on order but in the meantime I'm just posting newbie questions Wink
#1 07-29-2007, 04:58 PM,
I'm just guessing Dug,
but, I'd assume if they say air shock, then they must be. check for any hose or tubing connected to shock and/or look for a schrader valve on top of the upper portion of the shocks.
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#2 07-29-2007, 05:24 PM,
Gidday Dug,

Yes they are air shocked, a friend owns one of these, from memory, there is a hose connector, on the left hand side near the side cover.

I'm sorry I cant help you with the required psi, but when increasing, use an air compressor, that give continious air flow, an air compressor, that pulses, can blow the seals, in the shocks.

1986 GL1200 Aspencade (mariah)
#3 07-29-2007, 09:10 PM,
Found the hose connector, on the right, behind the side panel, just above the brake cylinder.
What's the pressure range? I read in another post someone using 40psi for solo. I guess not having the top trunk won't make much of a difference so I've pumped it up to 40 now. What should I use with passenger and full saddle bags? I'm about 200lbs, passenger will be a little less.


#4 08-01-2007, 01:57 PM,
gidday Dug,

a bit hard to be specific, but 40psi probably would be a good place to start,
my owners manual for my aspencade, starts at a minimum of 29 psi for single rider unloaded, so I would suggest, try 40psi, and increase or decrease from there.

good luck
1986 GL1200 Aspencade (mariah)
#5 08-01-2007, 02:17 PM,
I run 60 psi, which is fine for me with or without passenger.
#6 08-01-2007, 02:37 PM,
If I remember correctly, the sticker on my Interstate says maximum pressure of 57psi.........I'm guessing the standard Wing would be the same setup. Look for a sticker near the air fitting, or in your manual.
#7 08-02-2007, 04:33 AM,

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