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So, I released the pressure from my shocks since I just bought the bike and had no clue what kind of pressure was in there. Both shocks sprayed some oil out with the air. And it was a good bit of air, so I'm guessing one of the previous owners pumped the heck of of them.

I'm good with leaving them on 0psi till I get a pump, but should I worry about losing oil every time I release the air?

It's an 05 1500 classic, BTW.
 

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I've got an 08 1500 Classic and the shocks have done that since day 1. Never questioned it and they've always worked well with 40 K on the clock. I wouldn't ride without air. I usually put 30 to 36 PSI with a manual pump that has a gauge. Here's a mod I installed. Air Shock Balance with Progressive AFB1 Kit
 

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You really need some air in them, for the shocks to work proper.
Figure on 10% of the load you are carrying.......If you weigh 180 lbs. ,you need 18 lbs. of air.in the shock.
 

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I'm just waiting for some auctions to end on eBay so I can buy a shock pump and get some air in them. I'm not doing any serious riding between now and then.
 
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