Cant find leak in rear air shocks 81 GL1100 Asp


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Clarencechapman
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Cant find leak in rear air shocks 81 GL1100 Asp

Postby Clarencechapman » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:58 am



This has me stumped. My rear suspension will hold about 43 LBS of air. I can pump it up to max but quickly leaks back down to the 43 LBS. I have soaped all the lines and fittings from the compressor on back to the shocks but have not found any leaks.

This bike sat for a number of years before I bought it. Could the shocks themselves be leaking the air from a seal? It just seems weird that it will hold 43 LBS but nothing more. Kind of like a seal is weak.

I have never noticed, nor is there evidence of oil leaking from the shocks. Its been a little while but I do NOT remember the inside of the boots being filled with oil.

The forks are holding just fine.

The other thought that I had is that the switch(s) themselves might be leaking. I would think I would have seen some bubbles when I soaped them though.

Any suggestions would be appreciated? Like I said I am out of ideas. I don't mind working on the bike but hate digging into things and going the wrong direction.



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Re: Cant find leak in rear air shocks 81 GL1100 Asp

Postby julimike54 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:53 pm

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Re: Cant find leak in rear air shocks 81 GL1100 Asp

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:21 am

Simple answer yes..several how to's on various sites like goldwingdocs and NGW's..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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