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Curious if everyone is following the recommended pressures from the table below? Reason I ask, is my dealer set my pressure to 50 PSI. Based on the chart, mine should actually be 0 or 10 max as I weigh 190 lbs? Any thoughts as to why they would set it there? Based on the chart, and set at 50, total weight should be around 325 - 330 lbs. If I adjust to 10, I assume the ride will be smoother? (2018 Chieftain Limited - no trunk)

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It will be smoother on the bumps at the lower pressure. But you can keep it where the ride feels best to you.
 

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I am 230lb. I have mine set at 70 psi. No passengers - ever..... fairly empty bags (rain gear and chaps). Firm and smooth thru bumps.... not saggy and soft (when I sit on the bike...it may sag about an inch)... I ride somewhat fast and like the firm feel. Dont want it too loose feeling in the corners.
 

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I am 230lb. I have mine set at 70 psi. No passengers - ever..... fairly empty bags (rain gear and chaps). Firm and smooth thru bumps.... not saggy and soft (when I sit on the bike...it may sag about an inch)... I ride somewhat fast and like the firm feel. Dont want it too loose feeling in the corners.
 

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I set mine to slightly firmer than what the table suggests. I bought my Roadmaster used and I didn't even know there was a pressure setting for the rear shock my first trip out. I remember loading up the bike with my girlfriend and full bags and trunk. I got head shake a few times hitting bumps on highway ramps. After watching some YouTube videos, I discovered I needed to set the shock for me, my passenger and all of our crap. I had to order a pump since the previous owner kept it and I found "0" psi. 20,000+ miles later, I can't say I've had the head shake like I did that on the first trip.
 

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I don't follow the chart. I run 25 to 30 psi at 210 pounds when I'm solo.

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I’m about 195lbs. I run mine at 25 pounds with just me, I have found that to be my”sweet spot” between handling and ride firmness.
 

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I weigh 185 and I’ve never put any air in the rear shock of my 2018 Chieftain Limited and it seems to be OK to me. I’m planning on a big ride packing 9 days of clothes. I’ll be using a light weight non- Indian leather bag on the luggage rack and packed saddle bags. Do I need to add air?


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Thanks for this post! I'm 250 and the chart states 17psi. Can't say I have a problem with that (nothing to compare it to), but I've seen a few videos with guys talking about 30 and 40 psi! Without looking at the chart I thought that's way high. But based on this thread I may benefit from a bit higher psi. Perfect time to install my relocation kit too I guess.
 

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I weigh 160 and roll with zero air. The boss lady weighs 115 and with both of us on 2up loaded down on a road trip I run 30lbs bike floats down the road rides beautiful
 

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When I had my Chieftain I usually kept about 25 to 30 psi in the shock to prevent bottoming out. I weigh about 225 pounds. I always carried rain gear, kickstand plate, owners manual and tire gauge etc. in the left saddlebag.
 
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