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Air compressor output

Postby bernasj » Tue May 28, 2013 2:19 pm



My air compressor runs but has no real output. It will barely take the wrinkles out of a 20" bicycle tire. The lines are clear. Shouldn't the hose for filling tires have output regardless of whether I want to air the shock? Gettin a touch frustrated. #5 relay, white relay, yellow relay all seem fine. Need counsel.



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Re: Air compressor output

Postby ct1500 » Tue May 28, 2013 4:49 pm

The air shock and auxiliary fill hose use the same compressor (tank) so to speak. If you can air your shock up and down you have to have pressure in auxiliary hose unless plugged. Max psi on outlet hose is about 90.

There is a schrader tire valve that needs to be depressed in auxiliary hose and is why there is a special fill hose that screws onto hose inside of bag to reach the tires, it depresses the tire valve.

Do you have that connector hose?
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Re: Air compressor output

Postby bernasj » Wed May 29, 2013 7:59 am

Thanks for the quick reply. I was not clear in that I did not mention that I cannot fill the shock. The line for tire filling is clear. I believe the compressor in not compressing. Any ideas on where I might find one inexpensively? And would it be new? Thanks again. Gday.

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Re: Air compressor output

Postby ct1500 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:12 am

Compressor is located left side to the rear of shock and behind saddlebag with two hoses going across fender to right side. One hose is aux. fill and the other goes to air distributor for airing shock, you want to make sure those have no air leaks at their termination points. Right saddlebag removal required.

Then it would be back to compressor and check for air leaks while pumping, could be something simple with desiccant chamber and loose fitting there. If the compressor runs that is half the battle.
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Re: Air compressor output

Postby tandem54 » Wed May 29, 2013 11:52 am

My shocks air just fine, but I think I will try my hose just to make sure BEFORE I need it.
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Re: Air compressor output

Postby bernasj » Wed May 29, 2013 12:13 pm

Thanks to all. I found the problem about 0900 this morning and when I came back to the forum, CT you are right on the mark. I was able to fit a dash -010 o-ring to stop the leak and it has been holding 43 psi. since. Saved some cash there. Has anyone ever replaced the rubber accordian like boot that keeps things clean?

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Re: Air compressor output

Postby ct1500 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:39 pm

The air shock boot part number is 52611-MN5-003. If you are leaking oil at the shock seal you can replace the seal also at that time. If not leaking you can turn the shock upside down and drain the old oil by pumping piston back and forth and replace with 40cc of honda SS-7 fork oil. IIRC on the amount?

Do not nick chrome shock piston.
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Re: Air compressor output

Postby bernasj » Wed May 29, 2013 4:03 pm

Thanks so much ct. Be careful out there.

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Re: Air compressor output

Postby drebudrebu » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:52 pm

I don't have an owners manual for my 97. What is the recommended air pressure for the rear shocks to be at?

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Re: Air compressor output

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:37 am

drebudrebu wrote:I don't have an owners manual for my 97. What is the recommended air pressure for the rear shocks to be at?


It doesn't say. Here's what the manual says:

Rear Suspension Air Pressure

The air pressure can be. easily increased or decreased using the air pressure control switches on the right front fairing. The air pressure control system includes a limiter that prevents increasing pressure beyond the recommended maximum. The recommended range is 0-57 psi.

So basically experiment with what seems comfortable to you. It should change (increase) if you are carrying a passenger, or more cargo weight.




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