Air sound


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68satelight
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Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100 interstate

Air sound

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Hey everyone
I have a1982 gl1100 Interstate and when I start the bike I hear a rush of air being released. It lasts lasts for approx 7 to 8 seconds and I do not feel any difference in the ride. This has only happened twice After riding it over 20 different rides. It has happened on level ground and on an incline. I do not see a higher or lower front or rear end. The sound of the air being released concerns me and I understand there is no compressor on this bike like the aspencade.
What's up people.. Is it self leveling or is there a leak.. Should I be concerned?
Just need a direction to start.
Gotta say I've ridden many many bikes but.. This bike has been the most fun I have had in a long long while.
Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Much respect & ride safe everyone.



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Wilcoy02
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Re: Air sound

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:D :D Welcome to the forum :D :D

If it does not affect the bike do not worry about it.
Probably the gas cap getting rid of air in the tank.

68satelight
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Re: Air sound

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No
It's not the gas tank getting rid of air and I'm worried it will effect the bike.
I'm thinking it's a bad front fork seal but I'm not certain.. One is leaking so..
The Red light gauge on the tach is not on warning of low pressure in the rear shocks so I don't believe it's the rear shocks.

But thank you for answering me bro.. Appreciate the feedback.

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Re: Air sound

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If you crack the gas cap open first, do you still hear it?

68satelight
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Re: Air sound

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Everytime I open the gas cap I hear a rush of air releasing so it's pressurized.. Even after I hear the air sound.
Next time I hear the air I'll open the cap and make double sure tho..
It's only happened twice to me it's not a consistent thing.

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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: Air sound

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Put the gas cap in a container of distilled white vinegar overnight. If it is not the cap-- It will be cleaned and the air hole will be open.

Gas tanks are the only thing on these bikes to make a swish sound,



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