On board compressor problem


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On board compressor problem

Postby oldtrikers » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:58 pm



Does anyone have an idea of what is happening.
I can start the compressor and put air into the rear shocks, but when I hit the "DECREASE" button nothing happens. The air pressure reading on the readout remains the same. The bike is riding too hard and I would like to lower the pressure.
Thank you for any help.

Ted



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Re: On board compressor problem

Postby tricky » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:31 pm

When was the last time you did some maintenance on the compressor..... they don't last for ever without being inspected from time to time.

http://gl1200goldwings.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=87

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Re: On board compressor problem

Postby McMillanKe » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:17 pm

I've been reading about the compressor problem, what if I where to disconnect the compressor, is that possible? I can't get my air system to decrease the pressure, the suspension is way to hard. Could I manually set the pressure??

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Re: On board compressor problem

Postby tricky » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:31 am

Certainly, the Interstate models do not have the convenience of the air compressor you could always revert to manually adjusting.

You would need to find the parts required to convert.

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Re: On board compressor problem

Postby McMillanKe » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:52 pm

Thanks, I'll look at both the options, either service the compressor or convert it to manual. I've been trying to purchase a service manual form our local Honda Dealer, and as of yet they have not gotten back to me,(4 weeks now).

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Re: On board compressor problem

Postby tricky » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:58 pm

If you feel the air in the rear shocks is too high, you could loosen off the hose that is going to the rear shocks, remove the right fairing lower, use two wrenches to loosen the rear hose, if there is too much air it will escape.

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Re: On board compressor problem

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:26 pm

McMillanKe wrote:Thanks, I'll look at both the options, either service the compressor or convert it to manual. I've been trying to purchase a service manual form our local Honda Dealer, and as of yet they have not gotten back to me,(4 weeks now).


http://goldwingdocs.com/HelmManual.asp?SKU=61ML950AH

Might cost you a bit being shipped up to Canada, but I'm pretty sure it will get to you sooner than 4 weeks.




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