Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Post by wingwomen57 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:37 am

I have a 1989 Gl 1500 I am trying to find out if My bike has the outlet compressor for blowing up tires ect.I cannot find my manual.if so were would I locate it.Thanks!! wingwomen57

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Re: compressor

Post by artgrantz » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:46 pm

Not sure about the 89. On the 96 the air output hose is in the right saddlebag. The controls are on the right side of the fairing, near where your knee would be when sitting on the bike.

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Re: compressor

Post by javarider » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:57 pm

Same goes for my 1988. Right saddlebag, right lower fairing.

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Re: compressor

Post by heidebill » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:26 am

On my 97 you have to Lock the Handle Bars before the compressor works, Same location Right Saddle Bag, I bought a hose from a local Cycle shop, $18.00

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Re: compressor

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:44 pm

heidebill wrote:On my 97 you have to Lock the Handle Bars before the compressor works, Same location Right Saddle Bag, I bought a hose from a local Cycle shop, $18.00
Wow, that's a pain in the butt. That's one safety "feature" I'd be disabling forthwith. :)

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Post by dingdong » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:53 am

Hi wingwomen57! Welcome to the site.

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Re: compressor

Post by landisr » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:52 pm

I also think the compressor will only work with the key in the Accessory position, or while running, but only in neutral. Also, if I recall correctly, if you connect a hose to the hose in the saddlebag, it won't run (or flow air) unless you connect the other end to a tire or whatever.

One other thought: if you have an Interstate model, I don't think it has an onboard compressor. Not sure which years they made the 1500 Interstates. ??

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