Need help installing air ride controls


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Need help installing air ride controls

Postby William Holloway » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:29 am



I have an 1985I that didn't have a on board compressor, and I recently purchased the complete unit from ebay, dryer-compressor-switches ect... can this be done with the wiring harness I have or will I have to purchase and replace it? Also my rear shocks only travel about a 1/2" to 3/4" from 0 to 50lbs, could that be water in shocks? Really rides a little rough with my wife on the back. I'm new to the goldwings and haven't done a lot of bike work? Thanks Glenn



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Re: Need help installing air ride controls

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:59 pm

William Holloway wrote:I have an 1985I that didn't have a on board compressor, and I recently purchased the complete unit from ebay, dryer-compressor-switches ect... can this be done with the wiring harness I have or will I have to purchase and replace it? Also my rear shocks only travel about a 1/2" to 3/4" from 0 to 50lbs, could that be water in shocks? Really rides a little rough with my wife on the back. I'm new to the goldwings and haven't done a lot of bike work? Thanks Glenn


It could be too much fluid in the shocks, or too much air pressure. Can't hurt to drain and refill the shocks with fresh oil just to be sure.

William Holloway
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:51 am
Location: Pavo,Georgia
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Interstate
With Voyager Trike kit

Re: Need help installing air ride controls

Postby William Holloway » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:32 am

Thanks for info..I will pull them next chance I get and if not to much oil "go ahead and rebuild"


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