New 86 GoldWing Interstate owner


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PaulSR
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Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Motorcycle: 1986 Honda GoldWing Interstate

New 86 GoldWing Interstate owner

Postby PaulSR » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:57 pm



I just took possession of this bike, (litterally) and I have a question. I am sure I will have more as time goes on.

My first question is, how do I know if the air ride suspension if functioning properly, is there a place to set it to different levels??

Thanks in advance! I hope to have this ride for a while...

Thank you,
Paul

P.S. It only has 55K miles on it.



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bwagner6
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Location: Norwalk, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1986 Gl1200A Aspencade

Re: New 86 GoldWing Interstate owner

Postby bwagner6 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:17 am

First off welcome to this awesome Gold Wing site.... anything and everything you have a question on you will find the answers here. I also have an 86 wing but mine is the Aspencade which has an onboard compressor and controls to adjust the air shocks. I believe the Intestate you have to manually pump them up. Hope you enjoy your wing for years to come! :D

highplainsbubba
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Location: Calhan Colorado
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Re: New 86 GoldWing Interstate owner

Postby highplainsbubba » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:19 pm

Under the right side cover is the fill port for the rear suspension. It is just above the rear brake cylinder reservoir. The placard on my Interstate says 28-57 psi. The front suspension fill port is under the ignition key switch plastic panel. The Clymer manual says 0-6 psi and not to use an air compressor, use only a hand pump.

PaulSR
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Re: New 86 GoldWing Interstate owner

Postby PaulSR » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:35 pm

highplainsbubba wrote:Under the right side cover is the fill port for the rear suspension. It is just above the rear brake cylinder reservoir. The placard on my Interstate says 28-57 psi. The front suspension fill port is under the ignition key switch plastic panel. The Clymer manual says 0-6 psi and not to use an air compressor, use only a hand pump.

Thank you for your help, I found it and it was at 0 pounds! put 42 in it and BIG difference! Now I need a pump to pump up the forks, any recommendations?? More questions to follow!! I'll make another post for other questions.

Thanks for the help!!
Paul

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kwild
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Location: Anaheim Calif.
Motorcycle: 84 Standard
85 Aspencade

Re: New 86 GoldWing Interstate owner

Postby kwild » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:05 pm

Greetings from Anaheim.
84 Standard
85 Aspencade

If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?

PaulSR
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Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Motorcycle: 1986 Honda GoldWing Interstate

Re: New 86 GoldWing Interstate owner

Postby PaulSR » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:10 pm

Thanks for the welcome!! :)

Also looking for others to ride with from time to time.

Took it to Tom's Farms today, then over Ortega, and through the canyon by Cooks Corner, then home.

Paul

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kwild
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Location: Anaheim Calif.
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85 Aspencade

Re: New 86 GoldWing Interstate owner

Postby kwild » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:14 pm

Two really good meet-up groups I ride with.Both groups post rides every weekend Sat. or Sun with a few overnighters/extended rides too.
All bikes and riders are welcome. Check them out, really good people and a lot of good times.

1. "We Ride" Southern California Motorcycle Riders (Huntington Beach) - Meetup.
http://www.meetup.com/We-Ride/

2.SoCal Pirate Riders Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/www-socalpirateriders-com/

Kurt (Wildwing)


84 Standard
85 Aspencade

If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?


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