Air suspension/compressor


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jhbates2000
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Air suspension/compressor

Postby jhbates2000 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:26 pm



My question regarding the on board compressor is, how do I know if it is even working? The buttons on the dash on my 83 1100 seem to be very stiff. how do I know how much air I am putting in them if and when I can figure out if the compressor is even working???



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Re: Air suspension/compressor

Postby BikerBuck » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:40 pm

Do you have the digital instruments on your 1100A?

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Re: Air suspension/compressor

Postby jhbates2000 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:03 pm

Yes I do have the digital dash, but the does not seem to be any type of indicator that I can locate. Also I have a digital temperature gauge for outside temp I assume(not sure) and also a volt meter that does not come on. Not sure if there a switch to turn on or not.

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Re: Air suspension/compressor

Postby BikerBuck » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:53 pm

when you push the front/rear selector your temp gauge should change to a PSI gauge as in the pic. The temp gauge is for your radiator. If none are working check fuses first. Also when compressor is running you can hear and feel it operating.
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Re: Air suspension/compressor

Postby jhbates2000 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:51 pm

Awesome thanks for the reply. I think that the compressor is not hooked up so that must be why when I have pressed the buttons nothing changes on the dash. I have the next couple of days off, I think that I am gonna try and get it going.

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Re: Air suspension/compressor

Postby jhbates2000 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:14 am

Ok bniker buck here is a new question for you. I cannot seem to find the valve that I have read exists to see how much air pressure is in the front and rear shocks. Is the only valve the digital one or is there a manual type valve that i can check elsewhere on the bike?

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Re: Air suspension/compressor

Postby BikerBuck » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:49 pm

jhbates, here is the Schrader valve on the compressor pump. You can add air here but I've never had any luck using it to check pressure.
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