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bamawings
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air shocks

Postby bamawings » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:31 am



what is the recommended pressure on rear 82 interstate



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Dakotaman
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Re: air shocks

Postby Dakotaman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:37 pm

I have a 1983 wing, and it recommends under normal riding conditions.



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Hope this is of some help!

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Rick_MD
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Re: air shocks

Postby Rick_MD » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:02 pm

Exactly the same on the '82.

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bcassel
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate. Originally Candywine color, now Chrysler Cool Vanilla.

Re: air shocks

Postby bcassel » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:07 pm

Not exactly the same. Honda recommends a minimum of 5 psi in the rears on a 1982. In fact they put in a warning lamp if the pressure is too low

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Rick_MD
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Re: air shocks

Postby Rick_MD » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:16 pm

bcassel,

You're absolutely right. Everything looked the same. That's what I get for assuming! :mrgreen:

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patbrandon1
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1981 Honda CM400C

Re: air shocks

Postby patbrandon1 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:00 am

bamawings wrote:what is the recommended pressure on rear 82 interstate


From my manual for my 1982 GL1100I
From my manual for my 1982 GL1100I

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Dakotaman
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Re: air shocks

Postby Dakotaman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:51 am

My bad! I didn't know, there was that much of a difference between an 82 and an 83 wing for the rear tire with just the driver.

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patbrandon1
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Re: air shocks

Postby patbrandon1 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:08 pm

Dakotaman wrote:My bad! I didn't know, there was that much of a difference between an 82 and an 83 wing for the rear tire with just the driver.


I was curious as to why there was such a difference, and went to the Bike Bandit site to look at the parts schematics of them. The only difference in the photos is the first part. The 82 has a 1: - SUB-WIRE A and the 83 doesn't list it. Also, all the part numbers, (which are Bike Bandit part numbers) are different. Does the 1983 have a warning light for when the pressure is too low? I checked my manual, and it doesn't say at what pressure the warning light will stay on. And mine has never stayed on. It also says to slow down to 50 mph and find a source of air to inflate immediately if the warning light does come on, and not to continue riding if it won't hold pressure.

I am wondering why the range in the 83 pic is 0 to 57 pounds. That indicates that the shocks must be different, or there is no low pressure warning for the 83. But the parts photo shows a sensor. Curious stuff.

Also, in my little research, I found a problem with how I check that pressure. The manual says to check that pressure while the bike is on the center stand, because if it is on the side stand, you won't get an accurate reading. I am going to check it later to see if it is different. I am glad I found that info.
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bamawings
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Re: air shocks

Postby bamawings » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:30 pm

thanks to everyone for info, just bought bike and this sight is very helpful.

truckerguy
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Re: air shocks

Postby truckerguy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:45 pm

Hello everyone i just bought a 82 GL1100 and it rides real ruff in the rear,i didnt even know it had air ride until i started do research on it. Although i never hear any compressor run or anything. where do i check the air pressure for the rear shocks and further more find out where the compressor is and if its running?Any help would be great thanks alot guys!

bamawings
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Re: air shocks

Postby bamawings » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:05 pm

i have to air up manually. also 82 interstate mine is located behind right side cover for rear and up around top of forks for front.

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Re: air shocks

Postby patbrandon1 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:23 am

truckerguy wrote:Hello everyone i just bought a 82 GL1100 and it rides real ruff in the rear,i didnt even know it had air ride until i started do research on it. Although i never hear any compressor run or anything. where do i check the air pressure for the rear shocks and further more find out where the compressor is and if its running?Any help would be great thanks alot guys!


Hey Truckerguy. Welcome to the site. This is a great place to learn all about your Wing. I have an 82 GL1100 also. It is a fantastic machine, if you rub her in the right spots once in a while. But I attached a pick from my manual, and it will tell you how much pressure to ride with. As has been said, the valve is under the right side cover. Check out the How to section, and read through some of them, and it will help you become a little more familiar with the bike. They all contain photos, so it makes things easier.
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Re: air shocks

Postby truckerguy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:24 am

Thanks a lot for the help guys I'm really looking forward to many miles of riding! Thanks again!




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