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canary6
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preload adj

Post by canary6 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:20 am



when I try to adjust the pressure I get an error message. what does this mean?



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wingpilot08
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1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
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1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: preload adj

Post by wingpilot08 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:17 pm

What is the message. You are supposed to be stopped and out of gear in order to make the changes. Manual also recommends that you have the bike on the centerstand.
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
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bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

canary6
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Re: preload adj

Post by canary6 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:49 pm

yes I am stopped and in neutral,but when I push the pressure up or down button I get a error notice. this trike has a 2015 roadsmith conversion kit, does this make a difference?

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wingpilot08
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1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: preload adj

Post by wingpilot08 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:28 pm

Didn't mention it was a trike and didn't see your mentioned your info. I have no experience with trike conversions.....sorry!
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08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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themainviking
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Re: preload adj

Post by themainviking » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:13 pm

I would think the roadsmith trike kit has its own suspension, and so your preload no longer works, and in fact may not even be installed any longer. That would be the error.
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Re: preload adj

Post by smilam » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:54 pm

Roadsmith offers different options for the preload. You need to find out which option you have. On my 2009 the preload works just like a stock Goldwing. Roadsmith might be able to tell you which setup you have if you call them and give them your serial number. You could ask on Triketalk.com forums where Roadsmith has a thread which they check and answer regularly or there are probably other members that might be able to help.



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