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Decent Air Shock Pump?

I bought a piece of junk hand pump at Harbor Freight, to adjust the air pressure in my rear shocks. Problem is, of course all the air I pumped into it releases once I remove the hose fitting from the stem. Any recommendations?
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Air Shock Pump 60 PSI Metal Handle Harley-Davidson Touring Rear Suspension | eBay

This is what I have and I'm getting ready to buy another. My son has taken ownership of it for his Nomad so it'll be
easier and faster for me to get another. Works well. Several others out there...

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I purchased one 2 years from Progressive Suspension. Quality is very good and works excellent.
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I bought a piece of junk hand pump at Harbor Freight, to adjust the air pressure in my rear shocks. Problem is, of course all the air I pumped into it releases once I remove the hose fitting from the stem. Any recommendations?
Mine take very minor pressure. I use a portable hand bike pump, works great.

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Mine take very minor pressure. I use a portable hand bike pump, works great.

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How do check and verify pressure on both shocks with a bike pump? Shock pumps are typically zero loss and accurate.
Zero loss means you pump to desired pressure and when you remove the fitting from stem you get zero air loss or very minor loss.
They are very easy to use...

Guessing at shock pressures with a bicycle pump sounds a bit foolish. Spend $25 for the right tool.

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I purchased one 2 years from Progressive Suspension. Quality is very good and works excellent.
Have the same for a good many years and still works great.

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Got the dealer to give me the digital zero loss Kawasaki pump when I bought my Voyager last year. It works great.
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I bought a generic motorcycle air shock pump off ebay 3 years ago. About 25 bucks. Works great. Never had a problem with it. If you buy one, be aware there are two meters out there. One at 60 psi and another for 300 psi. You will definitely want the one at 60 psi . the other is too hard to gauge the right setting. I have tried both.
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Air Shock Pump 60 PSI Metal Handle Harley-Davidson Touring Rear Suspension | eBay

This is what I have and I'm getting ready to buy another. My son has taken ownership of it for his Nomad so it'll be
easier and faster for me to get another. Works well. Several others out there...

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I bought the same one. It arrived 2 days ago and works perfectly so far. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Found this one on Amazon today:

https://www.amazon.com/AlphaMoto-Mot...aki+shock+pump

Is that the right one to get? I could use one for my Vaquero.

I also found a Kawasaki-branded one - is it better or worse?
https://www.amazon.com/Kawasaki-K560...aki+shock+pump

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