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compressor

Postby Maddogg » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:36 pm



I know this sounds stupid, but I am known for asking those questions. I have a GL 1500 and I ordered the replacement dissicant for it, but I don't know where the compressor is on the bike. I saw the DIY for the 1100 but I doubt it's in the same place. I saw a post from WingAdmin about doing a write up on the 1500 this winter. Can anyone send me a pic on where the compressor is and what the dissicant canister looks like? Thanks.



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Re: compressor

Postby ct1500 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:12 pm

Compressor is located behind left bag and to the rear of shock. Two parts to it, motor on bottom and desiccant chamber above. Unit as a whole is removed and end cap for chamber is opened up for replacement beads.
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Re: compressor

Postby Maddogg » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:19 pm

Thanks ct1500. Looks like the entire bag has to come off to access it.

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Re: compressor

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:54 pm

Maddogg wrote:Thanks ct1500. Looks like the entire bag has to come off to access it.


Yes, it does.

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Re: compressor

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:49 am

Maddogg wrote:Thanks ct1500. Looks like the entire bag has to come off to access it.


The bags come off fairly easily anyway and your rear caliper is on that side if you're thinking about changing out your brake fluid or servicing the caliper slides/pins.
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Re: compressor

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:33 am

There are two ways to do it one remove the bag ..the other is to loosen the back end stuff and just tilt the whole thing up and out of the way ..no wires to unplug or cables to undo..I think easier..but either way works.

Also just FYI..you can recharge the beans..in the oven at 200??? or less?? they bake out and go form blue to pink or is it pink to blue when done..too late for you but others take note no need to buy new beads.. :)
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Re: compressor

Postby Fatwing Chris » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:36 am

RBGERSON wrote:There are two ways to do it one remove the bag ..the other is to loosen the back end stuff and just tilt the whole thing up and out of the way ..no wires to unplug or cables to undo..I think easier..but either way works.

Also just FYI..you can recharge the beans..in the oven at 200??? or less?? they bake out and go form blue to pink or is it pink to blue when done..too late for you but others take note no need to buy new beads.. :)


Or undo the plugs under the seat and pop the whole rearend off the bike in one piece.I haven't completely removed it,but I have done the flip-up thing a few times.I personally like the flip-up method,but a lot of people complained that they damaged some things doing it this way.If you loosen the front of the saddlebags and keep an eye on the split in the rear fender under the seat when lifting you won't damage anything.A couple of extra hands and eyes are helpful.but not necessary for tilting and dropping it back into place.


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