82 GL1100 Apenscade - Compressor Wiring


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82 GL1100 Apenscade - Compressor Wiring

Postby gaillarry » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:22 pm



The compressor hasn't worked since I got this bike in August. Decided today to check it out. The switches on the console don't respond. I have a color wiring diagram but it doesn't show the compressor wiring. Checking the wiring this is what I found.

There's a brown wire on a screw at the end of the fuse box, it has 12.8 volts, and the wire goes to the connector on the push button control panel (top of gas tank lid).

There's another brown wire coming from underneath the fuse box that goes to an inline fuse, it has no power. The fuse is good.

Where should I start looking to solve this?



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Re: 82 GL1100 Apenscade - Compressor Wiring

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:27 pm

If I remember correctly, the compressor is wired so that it only works if the key is in the "P" position. I changed mine so that it would work in ACC, ON or P - I usually used mine only when I had the engine running, to avoid running the battery down.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Apenscade - Compressor Wiring

Postby gaillarry » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:39 pm

Give the man a beer :D :D

Learned something new today - it works when you use it properly - works great now.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Apenscade - Compressor Wiring

Postby gaillarry » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:17 am

The compressor is working, the front forks lift a bit but nothing from the rear shocks. Couple of questions:

- there's an air valve on top of the compressor with a chrome cap. I can remove air when I depress the air valve. What's the purpose of the valve?

- to check for air flow to the rear shocks, I notice one long air hose leading to a splitter that feeds the rear shocks. There's two nuts on the hose (large and small) How do I remove the hose to check for air flow?




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