Compressor controls


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Compressor controls

Postby penntoy123 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:56 am



I am having problems with the controls for the compressor. When I fill the rear shocks, it seems like I am getting air to the front also (bleeding over). Then when I try to lower the air in the front, nothing happens. I can release all the pressure by using the release on the compressor. Does anyone have any suggestions, tips, etc. for rebuilding the controls. I am pulling the controls off today and at the same time lubing the rear and fixing a leak on the rear left shock.



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Re: Compressor controls

Postby penntoy123 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:55 pm

I was able to replaced all the valves, greased the plungers and all the o- rings are good. I will know if it is enough after I replace the seals on the shocks.

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Re: Compressor controls

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:08 pm

You've probably fixed the problem. When you pressurize the rear, it also sends some pressure to the front, which is why the manual instructs you to first fill the rear, then adjust the front. And also why it says:

Once the air pressure has been set in the rear and front suspensions, do not check the air pressure by pressing FRONT or REAR; pressing
these buttons after the pressures have been set will equalize the front and rear suspension air pressures. If this happens, release all air
pressure from the front and rear suspensions and reset the pressures.


I suspect that replacing the valve cores will have solved your problem.


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