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air compressor leaking

Postby racoon5266 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:16 pm



Hello,
I've got a 93 1500 Goldwing se and just last week I noticed that when I hit a bump it hits hard, I put air back up to 5.00 and noticed that the air was going down .5 every 2 seconds or so. I checked the shocks and they are not leaking I did the soapy water on them but I was hearing air coming out from the compressor side. took it apart and sprayed soap water on little valve with a screw.. bubble was coming out of it.. what can I do to fix this. I took it apart and baked the beads back to blue. put it back together but the air is leaking from that little valve with a screw .

any help is appreciated.

Dan



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Re: air compressor leaking

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:58 am

racoon5266 wrote:Hello,
I've got a 93 1500 Goldwing se and just last week I noticed that when I hit a bump it hits hard, I put air back up to 5.00 and noticed that the air was going down .5 every 2 seconds or so. I checked the shocks and they are not leaking I did the soapy water on them but I was hearing air coming out from the compressor side. took it apart and sprayed soap water on little valve with a screw.. bubble was coming out of it.. what can I do to fix this. I took it apart and baked the beads back to blue. put it back together but the air is leaking from that little valve with a screw .

any help is appreciated.

Dan


Can you post a picture of the valve you're talking about?

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Re: air compressor leaking

Postby racoon5266 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:23 am

it's where there is a little Phillips screw and you can remove it. on that stem there is a little hole at bottom..
it's not where the bigger hose screws into, it's the smallest looking thing on top of the compressor.
I just bought another compressor from ebay, cost me 123 Canadian.. dam conversion loss.

hope that will solve the problem but what does that little screw do..


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Re: air compressor leaking

Postby spiralout » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:40 am

I don't know what the screw is there for but I know what the FSM says...

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Re: air compressor leaking

Postby racoon5266 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:01 am

ya well I took it off to see if it was damaged, as the air is coming out from there.. I put it back in as tight as it was but when I spayed soapy water well it bubbled..

I don't want to buy progressive shocks.. but if this does not work well I may have to go that way.

any other ideas..

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Re: air compressor leaking

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:02 pm

I would guess they used a "thread lock" material when initially assembled.

I don't know what it goes to, but if it's threaded, and leaking air, I would just remove it and use some Loctite, probably RED ? Make sure the threads are clean as a whistle on both pieces, apply it as generously as practical, tighten, but don't over-tighten the screw, and let it dry for as long as specified. The drying would probably be important, since you're using it as a gas sealant, more so than an anti-loosening agent.

Since I doubt the threads are tapered, I would not used standard "pipe dope", or "teflon pipe sealant", as they don't dry, and were never intended to dry. You see a lot of items like yours sealed with what is usually a clear red sealant, and very hard to break loose. But, I don't know what that material is.

Since your pump is a known quantity, I'd be prone to fix your own before installing some Ebay stuff.

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/threadlockers.shtml

BTW,
Did you really mean you pumped it up to "5" PSI ? That's not much pressure for those systems. I think mine is set at 45psi "unloaded" on the center stand. Higher than that when on the road and loaded.

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Re: air compressor leaking

Postby racoon5266 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:43 pm

thanks for your help.. well I already bought one late last night.. after having a few and hope that when I get it that if solves my problem.. hey i'll have an extra one just in case.. lol. I hate having something not fixed on my bike, and |know I should be more patient before I run off and buy a replacement.. save some money..

thanks for all you help.. i'll let you know if it gets fixed.. but maybe ill try that red stuff and see if it worked
still don't know why it would leak from that spot..
I though 5.00 was a lot as it would take a few minutes to get up to that.. I was not sure maybe I put to much and it blew a gasket in the compressor..
Dan




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