How do you ad air to air shocks


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How do you ad air to air shocks

Postby thomascomcast » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:59 am



I have been working on a 1983 GL1100 Aspencade. The rear shocks have no air or oil or something and the button on the dashboard doesn't pump anything up. However when I jump my spare battery to the little electric motor in that air pump stuff on top of the carbs the motor rattles away. Is it supposed to rattle or hummm? I can hardly get the bike on a trailer because it drags so low to the ground. Is there any way I can fill the shocks? The bike hasn't been ridden in 10 years.



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Re: How do you ad air to air shocks

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:40 am

That little pump should run to pump up the shocks when you press the appropriate buttons. You might have a blown fuse, preventing it from running. Technically, you could press the button and jumper the motor they way you did at the same time and pump up the shocks that way, but if it was my bike, I'd prefer to find the electrical fault and make it operate correctly.

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Re: How do you ad air to air shocks

Postby Missourimike » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:50 pm

With something that hasn't been used in TEN years, I'd suspect you would have some corrosion problems in numerous electrical connections. If something doesn't work and the fuse is intact...start checking for electrical continuity.

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Re: How do you ad air to air shocks

Postby xracer27 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:12 pm

So the 83 model does not have a schrader valve for manual filling?

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Re: How do you ad air to air shocks

Postby MJSantos » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:03 am

The Aspy had the onboard compressor feature while the Interstate has valves, one by the handle bars for the front forks and one located behind the right side cover close to the master cylinder for the rear shocks.

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Re: How do you ad air to air shocks

Postby thomascomcast » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:06 pm

And friend and I just determined that little pump was bad because nothing happened when we pushed the buttons on the dash to pump up the forks nothing happened. But when we too our garage compressor and pumped into the hose going from the pump to the front/back splitter everything worked. Ebay here I come.




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