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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Stock RGU Air Shocks not holding

Anyone else have problem on their 2011 RGU of shocks not holding pressure? Just finished 2400 mile trip with wife and every morning pressure read zero and would re-inflate to 50 psi. By mid day could tell most of the pressure had been lost. Mentioned to dealer on last service and they said pressure held overnight but bike not ridden or loaded with two up and full bags. Bike is going in next week for 5k service and I want to force issue with dealer to fix or replace.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 01:33 AM
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There is a hose leak or faulty boot in one of the shocks, could even be a slow leak in the valve stem. They should hold air indefinitely with no drop in pressure. Ask the dealer to look harder and take it for a reasonable test ride. Good luck. Shark Daddy from Portland, ORE
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Mine do not loose any air pressure over time but they still don't feel great. I had progressive 440's on my past bike and am going to go that route or something similar in the future.
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Mine were leaking or not holding air at all. The hose was rubbing on a sharp edge of the frame on the left side of the bike where it goes under the seat causing a hole in the hose. Simple fix, by replacing the hose.

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