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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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How many seconds to dump Gabriel shocks

Hi everyone, I am going to go with the Gabriel Air Shock mod, so I designed an electronic control unit to dump the air when I turn off the ignition. I need to know how many seconds it actually takes to dump the air from full to empty. I could guess, but I don't want to power the solenoid longer than necessary. It has adjustment of a couple seconds either way, but I need a starting point. Thanks, adown
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Mine is between 7 and 11 seconds I would think. If I ride tonight I will count it off when I dump it. I have a small solenoid valve located in the faring. If yours is mounted at the shocks it may dump faster or if you have a 1/4" line and valve. Most people like this because of the adjustability. Can you manually inflate and deflate or will it always be done by the controller?

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I will be able to manually inflate and deflate. For the most part the inflate will be handled by a programable pressure switch, and the deflate by the key off timer. Once I find the sweet spot for single and 2 up, it should be a hands off system. It's a RGU, and I don't need more buttons to mess with. I am even contemplating putting a pressure switch in the passenger seat so it can auto select the air shock pressure. I have calculated the solenoid control circuit at 15 seconds, so it sounds like I'm pretty close. Thanks for your help.
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Sounds like a cool idea. It will freak people out if you pull up and get off the bike and then have it lower itself. Best of luck getting it dialed in.
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Maybe 3-4 seconds. Not vary long. Now to air up, that take longer unles you have a tank. Sounds cool. Post a vid when you get it done.

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