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Hello,

I just want to know whether you will always adjust the absorber when you know that you will be carrying a passenger.

When I'm riding alone, my default setting is number 1 but if I'm carrying a passenger, I will adjust it to number 3.

Do you always do this? Thanks for the feedback.
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You also have to put more air pressure in the rear tire. You would be safer and more comfy if you do both for riding any distance.
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I don't, but then again I'm not a small guy and use a higher setting automatically. Plus, the mileage with a pillion is pretty small.
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Cosmos wrote:
You also have to put more air pressure in the rear tire. You would be safer and more comfy if you do both for riding any distance.
Thanks for the advice.

How often should I fill the air for the tyres and what's the recommended pressure for front and rear tyres?
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I do not adjust the suspension. But then I rarely take a pillion.

Some say check the tire pressure before every ride. I have found after a while I can guess when it is down a bit. Sometimes the handling will tell me.

I have an electric pump from Lowes (Kobalt). It works on 120v or 12v. It has proven to be very reliable.
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Cosmos wrote:
You also have to put more air pressure in the rear tire. You would be safer and more comfy if you do both for riding any distance.
Thanks for the advice.

How often should I fill the air for the tyres and what's the recommended pressure for front and rear tyres?
I'd recommend weekly...some people do every other, some more often.
There's always some pressure loss with time, but what's more critical is that punctures can occur at any time, and a slow leak sneaks up on you. You really don't want to find out your riding on a low tire the hard way.

Pressures depend on what you're riding.....not sure you mentioned that.
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Open your glove box on one of the silver stickers you should find the recommended tire pressures for single and passenger riders. More rear tire pressure is used with a passenger.

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Adjust very high maximum level for heavy gal. And be careful with sleeping policeman. You hit bump in road, heavy gal hit trunk, trunk go off and break on road.
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