Onboard Compressor


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reasonator
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Onboard Compressor

Postby reasonator » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:31 am



I have an '88 GL1500. The owners manual describes how to take the air hose extention, hook it up, and air up the tires. However, I can't get it to work for me?! The compressor WILL add pressure to the rear shock with no problems at all. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what to look for. I sure would like to top off my tires in my driveway as opposed to "buying air" at the gas station!


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cearleyma
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Re: Onboard Compressor

Postby cearleyma » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:53 am

Hi,
I have an '88-Aspencade, & I had the same problem. I went to the local Honda Dealer/Service location. They had some problems getting it to work untill they looked at the manual (that thought never occured to me-duh) & you put the key switch in "Aux./Accessory" one click to the left of off, but not all the way to the left to lock the handel bars. It worked fine for me then-just a little embarasing to go the Dealership to figure it out!

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Re: Onboard Compressor

Postby reasonator » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:56 am

LOL, I made it one step in front of you, as I was getting my helmet to ride up to the dealer I finally took a look at the manual and saw the note on key posistion! Mine still doesn't work:(
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Re: Onboard Compressor

Postby cearleyma » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:33 pm

There is one other thing that did happen to me way back when---I was adding some lights to the front & took out the right side compartment just above the compressor switches. There is a Ground wire quick-connection that can slip off real easy. As I was closing up the compartment after adding the lights I noticed the clip-connection had come loose. It is a little hard to reach & re-connect (close-quarters), but do-able. You might check that out.

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Re: Onboard Compressor

Postby reasonator » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:23 pm

Thanks for that tip! Let me just add that I have checked all fuses and they are good. I'm wondering if there is a relay that I need to check, and where would I find that relay?
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Re: Onboard Compressor

Postby trike lady » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:37 pm

The number 5 relay is the one you need to replace in the relay box.
The relay box is located alongside the fuse box on the left side of the bike behind the cover that has 'Goldwing' on it and behind the saddlebag.
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Re: Onboard Compressor

Postby heidebill » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:23 pm

That is how mine works , turn left and lock the wheel and then the compressor works, used it to fill the tire on my lawn mower, Works great, but it won't be a regular occurance




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