onboard compressor GL1500se 1995


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onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby faithtalker1 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:01 pm



I just bought this bike 4th owner 34,000 miles used to have 86 aspencade so somewhat familiar with the compressor deal However it seems I can pump up my front shocks, but cannot increase my rear suspension air past 15 lbs or at least that is what the gauge says, now when I bounce a little the number on the readout also bounces around lol. Any suggestions and is there a way to manually increase the rear suspension pressure? Could it be that there is a possible leak in the hose that goes back to the rear shock so it is not allowing the air to go into the shock? It does work as I said on the outlet side, so I would assume the pump is okie dokie you know the bladder and all. I don't intend on having a rider on here much as my wife is not much for riding, but being the bike is as low mile and all i would like to ensure that all is working properly as it may be a trade in on a used 1800. Also I am sorry this is so long, but if there is a chance the hose is leaking and not allowing the air to get into the shock could you tell me how to get to this and check it please. I am telling you the 86 was a whole lot easier to get apart than this one is.



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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby MikeB » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:26 am

Here are three link for you to access on this board.
1> http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2913
2> http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6936
3> http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6487

They all say pretty much the same thing but you should get a little bit of good information from each one.
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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby mrmikey » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:38 am

As Mike said, some good reading in those posts.
On mine, a '96, I have to hold my finger over the auxillary hose while taking the pressure up. Not supposed to have to do that I realize but it works, supposed to be on the center stand as well to get an accurate reading....Mike
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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:50 am

the display is showing 46 on my '93
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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby MikeB » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:43 pm

If you have to hold your thumb or finger over the valve end then the valve core is stuck open or is loose. Just like a tire valve, simply tighten the core or replace it and you will not have to hold your thumb over it anymore. The reason it is stuck open is probably because an extension hose was on it for so long, the core has just stayed depressed.
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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby faithtalker1 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:06 am

Mine is missing valve stem altogether will that make allow air to leak from the shock or it probably has a check valve in there or something similar.

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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby mrmikey » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:06 am

......then the valve core is stuck open or is loose

Now there's a simple solution that never even occured to me duhhhh. Thanks......Mike
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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby MikeB » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:40 am

Yup, that valve co re has to be there. Just like a tire, no core, no pressure.

I think what may have happened is a previous owner had attached an extension hose and it didn't work so they may have removed the core. In any case, you really need a core in it.
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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby faithtalker1 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:46 pm

Yep the core was actually laying in the bottom of the saddlebag, once I removed the long extension hose from the short one, I tried pumping up the rear shock and nothing. Then I remembered reading a post where a fellow said he had to hold his finger over the hose because the air was blowing out of the hose. So replaced the core and problems solved. Compressor and rear shock pressure back to normal. :D

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Re: onboard compressor GL1500se 1995

Postby mrmikey » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:05 am

.......said he had to hold his finger over the hose because the air was blowing out of the hose

LOL, probably me :lol:


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