1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure


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NBWINGER
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1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by NBWINGER » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:59 am



I have a 1985 1200 LTD with air ride that is measure in Kpa. Just wondering if anyone can suggest that the recommended front and rear pressures should be (max and min)? I weigh in at 230 lbs.

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Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by aj1500 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:06 am

Welcome to the forum, lots of great people and info the be found here

the air pressure for the bike is really relative to your comfort level while riding,IMHO,,, I don't know about kpa but I think the max on the 1200 if I remember right was like 6 to 8 PSI in the front and 60 PSI on the rear.my bike had bars not numbers but I think that was the limits. honestly I just pumped mine up till I liked the ride
I ride 2 up often and pull a camper so mine stayed maxed out most of the time. progressive springs in the front is a worthwhile mod as it eliminates the need for any air in the front

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Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by NBWINGER » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:36 pm

Thanks for your input. Much appreciated.

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Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by bellboy40 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:18 am

The LTD has an "auto" function for the air pressure also. Just move the lever to auto and it will put air in to level the bike. Then you can adjust it manually more or less to suit you.

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Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by NBWINGER » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:29 pm

Air ride will no longer adjust. Every time I turn key on with bike on centre stand I get EEE on compressor read out screen. I put 40 lb of air in tank and when I released the hose fitting a fair bit of what seems like oil came out of the hose that I had been pumping air into.
Now what?

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Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by rcgreg » Wed May 17, 2017 8:39 pm

I'm 240 and my rear is set at 66

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Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by rcgreg » Wed May 17, 2017 8:40 pm

That's rear shocks before anyone makes the expected comment :)

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Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed May 17, 2017 10:57 pm

Looked at my Owner's manual for my '85 LTD.

Air pressure check: Put the bike on the centre stand, with the ignition switch on, pull the Auto Leveling lever down to check the pressure in front and rear. The pressure will be displayed on the panel. Standard air pressure is: front - 0 to 1.0 kg/cm2 Rear - 2 to 6.5 kg/cm2.

If the system registers an "E" or sevral "E"s it means the built-in self diagnosing function has detected an electrical or pressure malfunction in the system.

Air pressure should only be adjusted when the bike is on the centre stand with the ignition switch on.

The auto leveling system works on the rear suspension, maintaining a constant level under various rider/cargo weights. For best results, activate the auto leveling system on level ground and loaded (rider and luggage) as it will be ridden. The system can be activated when the bike is moving or standing still. The auto leveling system should not be activated when the bike is unladen on the centre or side stand, or when being ridden up or down steep hills. These conditions give the automatic system a false impression of what is "level". the auto leveling functions are cancelled when either front or rear brake is applied.

Good timing for this thread. Made me read my owner's manual and figure out this system.

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Re: 1985 LTD Air Ride Pressure

Post by paneled » Thu May 18, 2017 12:43 pm

I have an 86 sei with the auto level system, sometime I can start the bike get rolling
then activate the auto level and I get the eee on the screen, when this happens to me I find
a place to pull over and then I reach up and turn off the key, then I turn the key on and off several
times kind of quickly and then the problem goes away for a while, I think its a dirty ignition switch
not powering up the onboard air system


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