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After trying a couple methods of applying a calibrated amount of air into the shocks on my E-Glide, i figured there must be a better way. Between adding the air and measuring the pressure I still am not sure what the pressure is, but quite a bit of oil did escape which doesn't seem right. Am wondering what other methods do work well? Anyone?
 

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Got myself a regulator and a good pressure gauge, hooked up to my compressor
I set the regulator to the pressure I want to adjust my shocks to and use my tire chuck. This way you don't have to recheck it with a tire gauge and let most of it back out. Don't get carried away with big changes, if you need to raise the pressure alot go in a coulpe of small steps till you get what you need or you could blow your seals. Works great for tires too.
 

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The pump for adjusting the air shocks made by Progressive Suspension has a valve that doesn't leak when disconnecting. It's well worth the $40 or so. It allows very small adjustments in suspension pressure.
 

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I have one of them pumps and it works great :) Do get one, it will save you alot of greef :)
 

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As previously mentioned, get one of the Progressive Suspension pumps made specifically for this application. Most dealers have them and most any indy shop will have them or can get them. A little bit of oil from the air valve is not unusual. A lot is a problem. The Progressive pumps have the gauge built in.
 

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I keep mine in my saddlebag so I can add a little air when passenger hops on. Never know when you might need to add a rider.

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Velcro attach the Progressive pump to the inside lid of your saddle bag - then it's there when you open the lid to change air pressure.

Just a comment..........
 

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Are you guys talking about the Progressive "mini gauge pump" or do they have another? Used one years back and it worked great. Do they have an upgrade?
 

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Thanks for the responses, does anybody know if the Progressive Pump is anything like the one from Harley, 54630-03 , page 443 of the 2003 accessory book?
 

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Looks like the same thing. Probably just took the Progressive label off. If you'll notice, it also has a bleeder button to reduce pressure if needed. I bought mine @ the dealer.
 

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Bugeater...

Like they all have been saying -get the Progressive Pump..and keep it in the bag - never know when you'll need to add for a passenger. Go to any dealer..they should stock 'em...good luck!


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It's exactly the same bugeater.
 

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Will be buying one this week, it will be nice to know the actual pressures for a change and the difference they make the ride. Thank you.
 
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