Once the air shocks are installed, you can add air to the system. Remember that air shocks are like tires: you should not operate the air shocks without air in them. With a manual system, you should have at least 20 PSI in the shocks.
The exact PSI you end up getting depends on how soft/firm you want the rear shock to be, but a good starting point is 1 psi for 1 lb of rider weight (including riding ). aisle).
Hold the cap upside down on the valve stem and tap with a finger to release the pressure in small bursts. Use an Allen wrench to tap on the valve stem if your air cap isn’t enough. Give your fork or shock a nudge now and then to check for proper pressure, and stop when it feels close.
Due to the small volume of the air chamber in forks and shock absorbers the air loss that a normal tire pump would allow would be unacceptable. It can also be difficult to achieve the required pressure with a tire pump.
The suspension system cannot function without it. If the compressor doesn’t turn on at all, that’s a sign that it’s either failed or has a problem. The air compressor supplies the air suspension system with the compressed air required for its function.
rkracing said: Is it ok to fill a shock with regular air instead of nitrogen? Will it damage the shock or affect its performance compared to nitrogen? Air contains moisture that could attack the inside of the shock. air also expands when heated, which changes the impact properties, nitrogen does not.