on board compressor and center stand debate


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on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby ram11397 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:23 pm



Hi ,
Having debate with friends talking about the air shocks the question is

the on board compressor to use it, does bike have to be on the center stand?

Rick


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Re: on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:32 pm

Look at the owners manual.
It "recomends" that the bike be on the centerstand when setting air pressure.
I agree.the suspension needs to be unloaded for accurate settings.

Do I .???...yes..

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Re: on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:58 pm

Yes. If you want to accurately adjust it, and not overload/overheat your compressor in the process.

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Re: on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby wingit11 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:02 pm

Yes.......Only way to accurately adjust pressure.

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Re: on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby ram11397 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:47 pm

That's what I said in the debate for accurate reading lol now they are trying to change debate saying for a quick increase u can do it on the side stand lol

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Re: on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby jenagle » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:36 pm

Didn't know that the 1100 had an onboard compressor. My 81 doesn't. What years was it included in?

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Re: on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby wingit11 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:01 pm

jenagle wrote:Didn't know that the 1100 had an onboard compressor. My 81 doesn't. What years was it included in?


82 and 83 Aspencade only.

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Re: on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby 82aspen » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:04 pm

i don't use the c/stand, don't like where the controls are (pia for tank bag use as well as easy access to tank innards) and gonna relocate to the fairing and also gonna wire it to work on the go

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Re: on board compressor and center stand debate

Postby penntoy123 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:04 pm

I have an 82, after reading the post, I see on the gauges the attached sticker. I now think I found my problem. I have replaced the seal on my left rear shock three times because if I leave any pressure in it, it will leak fluid. I have always sat on the bike when filling up the shocks. I guess I should read all labels. I hope this will help. Now I need to make plans to replace the seal once again.
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