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After much looking and digging, I can't seem to find the answers I am looking for. So, I thought I would try here.

I picked up a 2005 Vulcan 1500 classic last weekend. The bike is in excellent shape and runs amazing. Most of my riding is done with my wife. Together we over shoot the weight capacity of the bike.

The problem we have is, the shocks are bottoming out. I have the preload set as high as I can. I have a pump ordered to set the air in the rear shocks. What should the air pressure be in the shocks?

Have any of you made or do you know of any improvements that can be made for heavy riders? I live in Canada and I really don't want to give up my first born just to pay for some shocks.

Are there any other ways to beef up the suspension?

Thank you in advance.
 

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I got a suspension pump from MEC for around $30 and it worked fine. My wife and I usually ride with the shocks set at 3. I have the same bike as you. Can't recall what the psi should be though.
 
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