air ride desiccent filter


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air ride desiccent filter

Postby jeramtoy » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:23 pm



where can i find parts to rebuild this dryer in a gl 1100 or may another way around using it



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Re: air ride desiccent filter

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:31 pm

It's the same thing (silica gel) that is used as a dessicant inside medicine bottles and new electronic items. Those little packets inside the box holding your new DVD player that say "silica gel - do not eat" - that's exactly what's in the air filter dryer. You can rip them apart and use the contents to rebuild your dryer.

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Re: air ride desiccent filter

Postby jeramtoy » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:01 pm

thanks also there are three pads on each side of the desiccent and i can,t tell what type of material they are made of any ideas thanks again

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Re: air ride desiccent filter

Postby BladeRunner9 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:10 pm

OK, now I'm PISSED! I just wrote a LONG reply to this question...and when I previewed it..it disappeared! I hit something I shouldn't have I guess.... :?
Anyway, I just took my air dryer apart yesterday, it has little "pink" balls in it. When I dissconnected the air lines 2 wks ago, there was some fluid in there...when I cracked the line there was still pressure in the system and this "tea" colored stuff came out.
But, yesterday after I disassembled the dryer it was BONE dry! :o Clean as a whistle too!... even those "cloth" filters looked like new :o
I don't know if what is in there is still good or not? My owner's manual says if the desiccant is blue....it should be serviced..so maybe I'm good?
What WingAdmin says is correct.any type should work, my local Honda dealer here in ( Canada) says all those filters and the foam bits are NOT available any longer. There are a couple of other places on my bike that have small foam filters, the cruise control has two, I'm on the prowl for some suitable stuff to make my own. hope this helps..... :D

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Re: air ride desiccent filter

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:30 am

Blue is the correct color. If it's pink, bake it in an oven at low temperature for a few hours until it turns blue, and it should be good to go again.

As for those foam bits, I have used (in past) cut-up bits of foam fish filters, the kind that goes in a fish tank water pump. You can get them cheap at pet stores, and I just cut them to whatever size I need.

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Re: air ride desiccent filter

Postby jeramtoy » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:59 am

thnak you for all the help i found a web that still list the parts i,ll try to order them the site is ron ayers in n.c thanks again

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Re: air ride desiccent filter

Postby BladeRunner9 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:43 pm

I never thought about aquarium filters..Good call! :idea:
I might even still have some around... 8-)
So, then pink it is! I thought for sure it was done when I saw "tea" colored fluid come out?
It must have had a chance to dry just sitting for that 2 wks after I opened the air lines..... :D

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Re: air ride desiccent filter

Postby giffen49 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:04 pm

1983 GL1100 Adpencade
I recently took my air dryer apart and found the desiccant was clear or light pink. Chapter 3 page 32 of the shop manual say the desiccant should be dark blue if it is good. Purchased new desiccant (dark blue) and replaced old stuff. Tried heating the old stuff first and found some of it turned blueish, so I am quite sure the new desiccant should be blue. Honda still has it available and any large store that sells air compressors and accessories usually carries desiccant for the in line air dryers.

Hope this helps.

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Re: air ride desiccent filter

Postby BladeRunner9 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:59 pm

I just found some new desiccant, the color is Blue...only cost $4 for two packages... :mrgreen:




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