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bulldog air ride

Discussion in 'General' started by bdwolf, May 8, 2013.

  1. bdwolf

    bdwolf Member

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    has anyone experienced cornering problems with the air ride on a bulldog.all the way up i have to really be careful taking turns.not even agressive turns i will scrape.is there a way to adjust ride height.with it all the way its still too low.
     
  2. PAUL NOBBS

    PAUL NOBBS New Member

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    I brought one into UK - casings were scraped so I took out air ride and put 422 progressive shocks in - loads of clearance now and can take UK roundabouts with ease1
     
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    My experience with this if I forget to air it up and first turn I make it won’t turn. Air ride should raise up from just touching fender to apox 2inch and hold and not on the bump stops. Take a look under at shocks make sure there not leaking. Could be movement in swing arm too.
     
  4. Brandon Downey

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    What psi are you riding at?
     
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    No gauge here you?
     
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    05chop Well-Known Member

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    If your air shocks are going up and holds air (measure dropped to ride height) it could also be other non air shock. Did you have chance to look?
     
  7. Brandon Downey

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    Yeah mine has a psi gauge mounted to the rear cylinder.
     
  8. kickstart

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    I weigh 190 and keep the AR @ 125, I do still scrape but I also scrape with the K9 without AR.
     
  9. pknowles

    pknowles Getting better by the day...---... GURU
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    Dam pat I weigh about the same and try to keep mine around 75 pounds. Mine is on the K9 and don't have a problem scraping the pipes but I don't go very fast either.
     
  10. Brandon Downey

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    Yeah adjusting from turning on a sport bike to a dog took 2 scrapes to slow my ass down lol. Scared the shit out of me the first time but I have it figured out now. You all already know you can't lean these babies over like a typical bike.
     
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    Paul,
    Maybe the K9 might sit a little higher. I rub more on the Bulldog than the K9 then again when I put Kuryakyn pegs on the K9 the first ride I leaned enough to brake off one of the acorn nuts and I really don't ride that hard anymore.
     

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