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Could you tell me what air pressure should be put into the front and rear Showa suspensions on my 1982 VF400F

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  • Mark Smith Apr 06, 2011

    I need the air pressure settings for the front forks and rear Showa suspension.

  • Mark Smith Apr 07, 2011

    Thats a million for your assisstance. I have been unable to locate this information anywhere.

    Thank you, Mark

  • Mark Smith Apr 07, 2011

    Excellent help. Will use Fixya again

  • Mark Smith Apr 07, 2011

    THANK YOU

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The air pressure specs for the front fork tubes is a maximum of 6 PSI, the rear is based on weight and load, it can be from 7-21 PSI, I would run the front Forks at 4 PSI and the rear at 10 PSI if the load and rider are less than 200 pounds, this is kinda of a seat of the pants setting, so you will need to adjust the pressures within the limits to get the best overall ride fell for you.. .

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Front Tire: 100/90-16 - 28 psi adjust by 2 psi more or less for comfort
Rear Tire: 110/90-18 - 30 psi adjust by 2 psi more or less for comfort

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  • Rishi Roshan Ali Apr 06, 2011

    oh,, sorry,,, thought it was the tires ..

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Apr 06, 2011

    original front max out at 30 rear at 33 recommended for both is 28 psi.

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Apr 07, 2011

    front suspension max out at 30,, rear suspension at 33, recommended is 28 psi

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Apr 08, 2011

    no problem,, dont forget to rate me if that solved your problem or if you need any more help please feel free to ask.

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