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    Air Ride on a Bike

    I plan to pick up an air ride for my bike but I am trying to figure out if I can add a tank, pressure switch etc. Does anyone have an idea of how to manage this with a bleed feed system?

    I am familiar with bags from the blazer set up but not this...figured somebody here might know?
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    add a tank

    Not sure but if you got some place to put an air tank just plum it in between the pump and the valve body and wire the pump to a pressure switch going to a relay then to battery all the rest should be the same.
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    really i dont think you need a tank, with a cylinder your not going to be using much air at all and on a light bike your psi will not be much. with that pump it will just kick on when you go to air it up. a tank will be hard to hide and unless someone makes one for that bike you will have to fab one. and all that really is a a fill and dump valve. is there a shock that go's in or is that it. they may use little pressure on the other side so it works like a shock and will not bounce all over because it has air on just one side.

    and i like the idea my buddy has a nice bike i was trying to talk him into bagging it lol

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    Yeah sun, it will work w/o a tank but it would be sooooooo slow and still being a mini-trucker at heart that just wont do.lol

    I have somewhat figured out what to do, getting a Viar 100c and .5 gallon tank...I have yet to figure out what kind of psi that cylinder and valves can handle. I am guessing 120 or so since that is what the compressor they use is rated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natedogg View Post
    Not sure but if you got some place to put an air tank just plum it in between the pump and the valve body and wire the pump to a pressure switch going to a relay then to battery all the rest should be the same.
    I am sure that will work as well but I don't know what to do with the "bleed feed" aspect...thats what I am not so sure about??
    I believe the cylinder is duel chambered.
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    air on demand

    Quote Originally Posted by Crucified View Post
    I am sure that will work as well but I don't know what to do with the "bleed feed" aspect...thats what I am not so sure about??
    I believe the cylinder is duel chambered.
    The way I talked about would still use that set up just when you hit the swich air would come from the tank insted of the pump. And the pump would only come on to fill when the psi got to low. Insted of when you hit the swich. The bleed and feed is all in the valve body (I think). But high psi could mes with it.
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    Thanks for the help/ideas. I am going to jump on some bike forums and see what else I can find out. When I get the rest of the info I will try to update this thread for anyone else who may be interested.
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    Well I did the install, still plan to add the tank but the drop looks good. Finding a good ride height isn't so easy but I am starting to get the hang of it.

    I included a pic of a stock spyder for comparison.

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    looks dope man

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    what made you decide to get a spyder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrleprichaun View Post
    what made you decide to get a spyder?
    My wife is handicapped and she is able to ride with me which would be all but impossible otherwise.
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    Ah, I see. Bike looks great, not dissing you or anything I'm just not a big fan of them. Works for you though, in your situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrleprichaun View Post
    Ah, I see. Bike looks great, not dissing you or anything I'm just not a big fan of them. Works for you though, in your situation.
    Its cool bro. Thanks. I have several friends who aren't big fans either. I would have preferred something else myself. Overall the "3rd wheel" has worked out well, made my family a bit happier since my brother (EOW 9/22/02) and uncle were killed on bikes and my brother in law is in a wheelchair for the same. After taking the whole family into consideration, this was the only option for me short of a cage. Just doing my best to make this have a bit of my own personality...I cant do stock anything. lol
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