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air ride

Postby petarm1 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:49 pm



good day. was looking through past threads and could not find anything that explains the operation of the air ride. when i start my bike on my lower panel where it shows the pressure all i have are E EE on both front and rear. if i flip the switch to p check nothing happens. how do i know if my air ride is working or not



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Re: air ride

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:17 am

I don't know much about this,but I'd guess that the "E" indicates a error.
Most likley from the pressure sensor module.It connects by a hose to the valve assembly and provides a signal to the computer that displays the pressure.
It may have failed or the connections to it.
Look at the service manual for the pressure sensor.At least it's a place to start.
Also..download the manual...Honda Goldwing GL1200L Limited Service Manual Supplement (15.8 MB) *
Section 12-5 deals with the errors.

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Re: air ride

Postby petarm1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:05 am

Thanks. I will do that. Hopefully get a chance this weekend

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Re: air ride

Postby Phunnybone » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:47 pm

Mine shows EEE on both most of the time now. But that's just a meter to tell you how much is in the front and rear. When I'm riding and hit the auto level switch, I can feel it air up the rear. One of these days I'll get around to checking it out, but it works for now.

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Re: air ride

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:38 pm

Good info.The "auto level" is a separate sensor so it should work even if the display dosen't.cool

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Re: air ride

Postby Ghostrider52005 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:30 pm

The eees just mean the display cant get a signal to display. likely its just a connection probably at the back of the meters themselves. Mine has done this twice then cleared up on its own on the next start up.
The LTD has shrader valves front and rear so even if you pump stops up you can air up the shocks by hand. Mine runs and the display reads out but some of the plumbing or the pump is plugged so that it cant pump enough volume of air for the rear shocks though i can get up to 13 psi in the forks with it.
I just use a hand pump with a quage on it to air up the rears. Havent had the time to pull the on board to fix that and my rears are about shot anyway so Ill do it all at once.

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Re: air ride

Postby petarm1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:43 pm

all that is good to know. maybe i will check to see if i even have any air in the system with a manual gauge.

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Re: air ride

Postby Ghostrider52005 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:11 am

Might be a good idea. I know if I manually bleed the pressure out of the shocks entirely with the shrader valve on the rear and hit the pressure check I will get eees since the system wont by itself let you go less that I think 26 psi in the rear. Less than that and my ltd will read eees until it gets up to that min psi reading.




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