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I need to learn how to fill and adjust the air shocks on my just purchased 2002 1500 meanstreak. I'm leaving on a trip Wednesday towing a trailer 'n' I need this info now! Help!!!

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  • ib1niftycb75 Oct 13, 2010

    Thanks, this is perfect. I am an MMI grad and ex-Honda tech so I understand perfectly. I had most of it figured out before I posted, but I needed the max pressures to be sure.

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To adjust the shocks, fill them one pound per ten pounds of rider, so twenty pounds for a two hundred pound rider and you did it right. Don't use a compressor when refilling, instead use a hand pump. 71 PSI is the max for the rear shocks, click on the links below to rear more:

http://www.riderforums.com/archive/index.php/t-36615.html

http://www.riderforums.com/archive/index.php/t-35258.html

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