Linked fork air system??


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Linked fork air system??

Postby Sempai » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:36 pm



Anyone know if someone makes a kit to link the forks' air systems? Worse comes to worse, I'll make my own, with an inline gauge...But I'd sure like to just buy something already tried/tested...


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Re: Linked fork air system??

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:45 am

My 2000 1500SE had air assisted front suspension, serviced by an on board air compressor. I assumed, since both inflate/deflate at the same time, they are linked :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Linked fork air system??

Postby Sempai » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:00 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:My 2000 1500SE had air assisted front suspension, serviced by an on board air compressor. I assumed, since both inflate/deflate at the same time, they are linked :?: :?: :?:

P.O. must have linked the systems together. The parts fiche doesn't show any sort of air-linking plumbing for the 2000 models either.
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Re: Linked fork air system??

Postby trike lady » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:58 pm

Yes, I know what it is and I have one in the package.
I bought this a long time ago but never used it.
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Re: Linked fork air system??

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:24 pm

Sempai wrote:
tfdeputydawg wrote:My 2000 1500SE had air assisted front suspension, serviced by an on board air compressor. I assumed, since both inflate/deflate at the same time, they are linked :?: :?: :?:

P.O. must have linked the systems together. The parts fiche doesn't show any sort of air-linking plumbing for the 2000 models either.

I can only speak to my 2000SE. The gage/controls are in a panel on the left lower fairing face about knee high. The switch is to change between the rear shocks and the front forks and another to add or remove air. The compressor also had a fitting/hose to air up the tires.
I meant either the front forks or the rear shocks inflated/deflated together, not all four together!

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Re: Linked fork air system??

Postby Sempai » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:34 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:I meant either the front forks or the rear shocks inflated/deflated together, not all four together!

I figured the system would be split from front to rear, but regardless of that, the parts fiche doesn't show any linked system for the front. I suspect a previous owner may have rigged his own system?
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Re: Linked fork air system??

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:26 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:I can only speak to my 2000SE. The gage/controls are in a panel on the left lower fairing face about knee high. The switch is to change between the rear shocks and the front forks and another to add or remove air. The compressor also had a fitting/hose to air up the tires.
I meant either the front forks or the rear shocks inflated/deflated together, not all four together!


I think you may be remembering a bit wrong. The 2000SE has the panel on the right side about knee high, and there is a switch that allows you to check the pressure in the rear shocks, and another that allows you to send air to the air outlet in the saddlebag. The front shocks have to have air added manually.

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Re: Linked fork air system??

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:28 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
tfdeputydawg wrote:I can only speak to my 2000SE. The gage/controls are in a panel on the left lower fairing face about knee high. The switch is to change between the rear shocks and the front forks and another to add or remove air. The compressor also had a fitting/hose to air up the tires.
I meant either the front forks or the rear shocks inflated/deflated together, not all four together!


I think you may be remembering a bit wrong. The 2000SE has the panel on the right side about knee high, and there is a switch that allows you to check the pressure in the rear shocks, and another that allows you to send air to the air outlet in the saddlebag. The front shocks have to have air added manually.

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Thank you, I am sure you are correct! Been 12 years and I am having recall concerns!




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