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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Proper pressures for 2005 Road Glide

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2005 Road Glide. To check the front and rear air pressure, can anyone please tell me where I do it and how much air pressure should there be for one passanger at 5'11" 205lbs, with some luggage for a long trip in both the front and back. I am waiting for a manual, but I know to use a bike pump when adding air, just need particulars from experienced RG people. I took my 2005 for a ride and bottomed out a bit with a passanger, light gal only 115 lb girl, but i was a bit concerned. Any help is appreciated.
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The valve is on the left side, behind the bag. I am 250lbs and i run about 25psi in the rear.The front, i am not so sure you actually have air in your front forks. Tracy's 05 RG didn't, but if you do, the maxium in a friends 01 ulta is 25 psi. If you only have one valve behind the bag that means you only have air in the rear.

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Thanks FrankieB! I needed to know that too.

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No air on front of 2005, rear is just as FrankieB described.
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On the 08 and earlier models the manual calls for no more then 30 PSI. I ran around 12-15 PSI riding solo even with the bike loaded for a road trip. Riding 2 up I put 25 PSI in the rear shocks. The front does not require air pressure.


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When I had my 07 I ran the rear shocks at 15 lbs. On my 2010 I keep it at 30ish.

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When I had my 07 I ran the rear shocks at 15 lbs. On my 2010 I keep it at 30ish.
The 09 and later bikes take a higher PSI then the 08 and earlier models. DO NOT PUT OVER 35 PSI in your rear shocks on your 05 model. According to the 08 HD service manual Standard Rear Suspension Recommended Air Pressure for the FLTR is:
Solo rider up to 150lbs - 00 PSI
solo rider from 150 t0 200 lbs - 0 to 10 PSI
solo rider from 200 to 250 lbs 5 to 15 PSI
rider with passanger up to 150 lbs 10 to 15 PSI
rider with passanger up to 200 lbs 20 to 25 PSI
Maximum GVWR - see label on bike, 20 to 35 PSI
Also you should make sure the tire pressure is set properly.
The tires should always be checked when cold, riding solo 36 PSI front & back, riding with a passanger 36 PSI front 40 PSI rear.


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