83 Aspencade compressor not pumping air


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vaughn
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83 Aspencade compressor not pumping air

Postby vaughn » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:05 pm



My air compressor runs but will not put air into front suspension. Worked fine a month ago when I did my fork seals. Would like about 17 psi that would show as 2 bars on the digital display. I just baked the dessicant beads back to blue. Did not help. I can feel air at the tube that hangs down to the left when I run it. The black filter in there is gone. Can you still get one or is there something else you can use.
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RBGERSON
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Re: 83 Aspencade compressor not pumping air

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:40 am

Did I miss something I thought on-board compressors were only hooked up the rear shocks..and generally the front forks should only have a few lbs. of air. seems like 7 or 11 was the max recommended???
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Re: 83 Aspencade compressor not pumping air

Postby vaughn » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:25 am

Yes the air line hooks up to the forks. Feed goes to left as you are sitting on bike and has a crossover to the other side. When I get some more money I am going to install Progressives and then won't need any air. My rear air shocks went bad a few years ago and put on regular ones. Man I hate not having air shocks in rear. Have to fix that some day too and get that Goldwing ride back.

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Re: 83 Aspencade compressor not pumping air

Postby MSBulldog » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:10 pm

MINE DID THE SAME THING, AND I TOOK IT APART AND FOUND PIECES OF THE OLD FILTER STUCK IN THE CHECK VALVES OF THE PUMP. CLEANED THEM UP, PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AND WORKS GREAT! I PUT A INLINE GAS FILTER ON THE LINE WHERE THE OLD FILTER USE TO BE TO
KEEP ANYTHING FROM GETTING INTO THE PUMP.

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Re: 83 Aspencade compressor not pumping air

Postby vaughn » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:20 pm

Thanks Bulldog, I will take it back off and take it apart. That filter went to dust. I thought they would last more than 33 years.

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Re: 83 Aspencade compressor not pumping air

Postby urbanmadness » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:26 pm

Yeah, mine did the same thing, all I did was clean up the valve and it worked better then it ever had.




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