Rear Suspension Air Pressure light


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Rear Suspension Air Pressure light

Postby nanadan7 » Sat May 26, 2012 4:51 pm



I have a 1982 GL1100 Goldwing that was given to me as a gift. Engine-wise it runs decently. I just got the tag for it and the red light has come on for the Rear Suspension Air Pressure. This was a concern, but more importantly now the rear foot brake is completely gone! When I mash on it there is nothing and even at a speed of 5 miles an hour, it does not even begin to do anything to slow down the bike. Obviously there is some type of issue with the rear foot brake. I am wondering if the Rear Suspension Air Pressure light coming on is directly related to this or just a coincidence that it came on just prior to the rear foot brake going out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I am a novice mechanic, but not on bike issues. Also, what kind of labor/price am I to expect to rectify this problem? Just got the bike legally ready to ride on the rode and wouldn't you know it, now I need to take care of this first to be safe enough to be out there. So many thanks for any info you can shed on my dilemna.



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Re: Rear Suspension Air Pressure light

Postby seabee_ » Sun May 27, 2012 12:24 am

I noticed you have two posts on this subject. As in the other post, can you move the pedal up and down by hand? Sometimes the pedal needs to be removed, cleaned and lubed at the pivot point.
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Re: Rear Suspension Air Pressure light

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 29, 2012 9:21 am

The two systems (and most likely the problems) are unrelated, they do not share any components, so you're going to have to look at them separately. The first (and easiest) brake solution I would try would be to flush and bleed the rear brake (and front, if you haven't done it yet). It could be as simple as air being in the brake lines.

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Re: Rear Suspension Air Pressure light

Postby nanadan7 » Tue May 29, 2012 5:06 pm

I have found what I believe may be what I can do to correct the Rear Suspension Air Pressure light issue. There is a valve stem hidden under the cover on the right side of the bike and it indicates it is for this purpose. I will check the air pressure and add, if necessary, based on the recommendations imprinted on the chassis of the bike. Hopefully this will remedy this concern. I have posted a reply on my other post regarding the brake dilemna if you haven't already read it. So many thanks for all your time and effort in sharing your info!

Dave




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