1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension

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1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension

Post by 1oilcan2 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:08 pm

Hi Im a new owner of a older limited edition 1200 Goldwing I,m trying to understand a couple of quirks this bike has there is not a lot of info in the clymer book. what I.m trying to figure out is what causes EEE on the pressure gauge on the lower right fairing,at times when I touch the pressure test switch the gauge will read 11 on the front and 39 on the rear if you touch the switch again the numbers disapear and are replaced with EEE front&rear is this an indication of a wiring issue or faulty switch,or an indication of a soon to fail ecm. the bike seems to be in good condition the fellow that I had check it over and replace the front tire,all fluids,and filters said that he thought it was in good overall condition. he is a retired honda motorcycle mechanic. the only thing he told me was that he would not work on any of the computer controlled systems. this also happens if the handle bars are moved. any help or insight would be greatly appreciated thanks Bill

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Re: 1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension

Post by framickie » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:04 am

I asked similar question, also my first question asked after joining this site with my first Goldwing
got this reply
p.s. welcome to the site, it's full of very helpful and informative people

Postby AWLKRSN » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:04 pm

Es usally means that you have a malfunction usally a bad connection. I would take a look at all the connections ( pull apart and check) from the control head to the computer. Look for corrosion Check fuse's and also check grounds. You are having a communication problem.

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Re: 1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension

Post by flash1942 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:08 am

This may sound a little hoky but there is something you can do to improve connector reliability and eliminate some future connection problems. Go to the net or a real good electronics store and get a small bottle of Caig Deoxit. Its kinda pricey but a 1/2 ounce will last "forever". When you pull apart plugs and connectors put a small amount on the plug pins and socket. It cleans and improves conductivity and connection reliability for a very long time. I have been using it for years on various pieces of equipment, including computer sockets and plugs with excellent results. It will not fix a loose connection, that must be fixed first.

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Re: 1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:32 am

EEE means that the computer is not seeing a valid (or any) signal from the pressure transducer. The fact that this is happening when you move the handlebars says to me that you've got a bad/dirty connector somewhere that is breaking connection slightly when moved. About the only real way to fix this is to find the offending connector, clean it out with a quality (plastic safe) electrical contact connector, make sure the connectors haven't lost their springiness, and reconnect everything back together.

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Re: 1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension

Post by Lonefox2008 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:37 pm

On the same part of the bike i am having problems with my front air suspension when i run the auto level. Its says only 0 or 3 and when i try to add air it goes for a half a sec and stops.
Any Ideas on what i should look at for it.

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Re: 1985 goldwing 1200 limited auto level air suspension

Post by BikerNewsman » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:45 pm

In addition to the previous information given I'll add one thing. It may be a fluke, but could be worth investigating. My '85 Wing gave the same reading, sporadically, for three days before one of the rear shocks "blew" a seal and lost it's air pressure. I'm not sure, but perhaps the sensor was picking up the slow leak. I thought my having to periodically readjust the leveling was due to a leak in an air line, but the seal blew before I could check out the lines.

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