83 GL1100A air sensor


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83 GL1100A air sensor

Postby snipcod » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:29 pm



Hello everyone. Been bringing a GL1100A back to life after many years of going unnoticed is a garage. Been through this machine more times than I care to count. What brings me here of all issues is one that should be simple, but for the life of me can't solve. The dang air pressure sensor connection! The air ride system has been working wonderfully from day one. The other day when I was putting the false tank back on, I caught the sensor and it unpluged. Now I just can't find were it plus into the harness. Been looking for hours managing to solve and fix other issues in the process, but not the one I'm trying to.. Now it shows the system to be at full pressure leaving me only able to guess the shocks pressure. Any help would be very appreciated
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Re: 83 GL1100A air sensor

Postby redbug » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:18 pm

You sure you just didn't knock the sensor off its holder? Looks to me it is plugged in.
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Re: 83 GL1100A air sensor

Postby snipcod » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:06 pm

No no. It very much came unplugged. I highlighted the connector.
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Re: 83 GL1100A air sensor

Postby redbug » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:41 pm

Ok, I think I have it. Look around the right side cover and see if there is a plug-in heading up to or around the right side of the tank or frame. according to the Goldwing service manual the sensor is located under the right side cover and a lead runs toward the front. Try that.
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Re: 83 GL1100A air sensor

Postby snipcod » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:56 pm

By chance does that one go to the onboard compressor? Looked at the right side and see a two wire that goes to the compressor,then to over to the left side harness. I don't see a 3 wire going to the air pressure sensor from that location.

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Re: 83 GL1100A air sensor

Postby snipcod » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:02 pm

More of a side view with the compressor unit plug highlighted.

Side note, this is an Aspencade which I now differs from the base model and interstate of the same year.
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Re: 83 GL1100A air sensor

Postby redbug » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:12 pm

You have a relay on the left side of tank , only other place I know of unless it plugs into the tank gauge housing.
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Re: 83 GL1100A air sensor

Postby snipcod » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:57 pm

Figured it out! Apparently when I did the timing belts a few weeks back I must have pulled the connections apart and dragged the one I was looking for to the other side of the bike. I was just able to see it pinned on the upper portion of the radiator. Probably would have done me a world of good to have walked away and try again with fresh eyes, but this was just gnawing at my soul. lol. Least now I have a very good understanding of the air system.




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