Digital gauges and compressor

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Digital gauges and compressor

Post by Flyboy6 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:50 pm

I actually try to avoid Toronto airspace. I get tons of time off in the summer so put in lots of hours then, not so much in winter - tho I just flew back from Lindsay, another 80 dollar butter tart. Am beginning to think that riding the Hondas around is compensating for not getting the flying time. it's the only other vehicle i have that i can bank and lean.

i see you had a 83 Aspy - I'm trying to sort out whether the onboard compressor is worth having, or just a bauble - any advice?

Also looking into options for switchover to analog gauges - will do searches to see if any threads on this. They dropped the digital stuff pretty quickly (84?) so I'm guessing not many liked it.

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Re: Digital gauges and compressor

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:22 pm

I miss butter tarts! :)

The digital dash started in 83, and I had an 82, so mine was not part of that. I did have the compressor however, which I used occasionally - usually whenever I was switching between having a passenger and not having a passenger, in order to adjust the rear preload.

The digital dash persisted on the GL1200 Aspencade, and weren't ditched finally until the GL1500, which returned to analog.

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