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Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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slickster
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Rescuing an 80 1100, going through the wiring, updating stuff, on the wiring diagram there is an air switch, control module, sensor and associated wiring, can I just remove it all?...will monitor the air shocks individually....keeping it simple....thanks


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You can remove the air pressure sensor if you want. But if it works, and the wiring is all intact in the various cables, what is the benefit of removing it. It monitors the rear shock air pressure only. The control module turns the light on for a few seconds, as a bulb test, then turns it off if the rear pressure is above minimum. I think it also keeps it off, after the bulb test, until til you reach some speed (maybe 15 mph or so) even when the pressure is low.
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It doesn't work now, will either use standard shocks or monitor the air pressure with a gauge, like a Harley...thanks
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most people that ride, do exactly what you want to do. the system is flawed, adds weight, is unreliable. i bought a harbor freight compressor and keep it in the saddlebag. it always works.
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I've heard a lot about the shortcomings of the air compressors on the 83's. The 80 model only has a warning light for low pressure.
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joecoolsuncle wrote: Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:25 pm most people that ride, do exactly what you want to do. the system is flawed, adds weight, is unreliable. i bought a harbor freight compressor and keep it in the saddlebag. it always works.
that was wrong. that one is in my car. used to be in my bike. i have a small compressor that i won on this site! i signed up for the monthly contest and i won a slime compact compressor! fits perfect in the little compartment in front o fuel cap. works great. thanks again scott!


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