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    I have a friend that just purchased a mint looking 88 1500. He wants to know how much air pressure should be run on the rear shocks. Says combined weight for both riders is 400 LB's.
    Thanks Stanley

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    When I had a 1500 I think I ran 10/12 pounds 1-Up and 15 to 25 pounds with 2-up and trailer........I think.
    Jim Jackson, Smiths Station, AL
    My Week Has 6-Saturdays and One Sunday. 2012 GW, 2011 H-D
    "We're all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house. Birth 'til death. We travel between the eternities"….Prentice Ritter, Broken Trail

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      I think the max for the stock shocks is 57PSI. When 2-up on the 97 1500 I had (combined rider+passenger weight about 450lbs), we ran over 60PSI. Then, I upgraded to progressive 416 rear shocks, which max out at 100PSI, and usually ran about 70-80psi when riding 2-up.

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