Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Post by Brinsfield67 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:01 pm

Does anyone know if a 1997 1500gl has air shocks if so how can u adjust the air

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Re: Shocks

Post by mikelens » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:49 pm

Air Shock; singular. Rear has one air shock & the other is a coil spring over the shock. Adjusted from the control panel on the right side fairing. Bike on centerstand, Key on Acc. , Hold Pressure Check & increase/decrease to desired pressure.

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Re: Shocks

Post by HALBUDD » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:48 pm

Also you should have two black caps on the top of your front forks,these are just screw off plastic caps. If you look under them there is a air fitting, (note) the recommended air pressure is 0 to 4 or 6 pounds. Most riders dont put any air in them at all,just do not put more then 6 pounds in them as you can blow the seals. I have a 96 aspy. that has the air fittings under the caps. Some Goldwing owners will get the chrome cover caps as the look nicer. Warning be sure that when you unscrew these caps they should come off easy,you do not want to unscrew the fork spring cap as they are under a lot of pressure and will launch the front springs thru the roof of your garage and even you if your in the line of fire. The air fittings are also useful to use to put new fork fluid in the forks.Just get a tool that removes the value makes it really easy to put new fluid in.The 0 to 6 pounds is from memory I seem to remember putting 4 pounds in mine Its helpful to get a small hand pump that has a built in Gage on it as a compressor is hard to just get 4 pounds out of it I cant set mine that low.
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