Air Ride Compressor power


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Air Ride Compressor power

Post by geraldm » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:31 pm



On the 86 gl1200 air ride system the compressor is prevented to activate it seems when in gear , as it is suppose to work. what would need to be done to have this option activate when on the road. Is it controlled by the neutral switch or ??



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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by twocams » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:26 pm

I think the whole point is to keep both hands on the steering wheel. :o I think it would be a mistake to mess with the suspension while operating the vehicle. IMHO.

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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by geraldm » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:50 pm

thanks but thats not what i asked , do you know or are you just making opinions ??

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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by MiWinger51 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:31 am

geraldm wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:50 pm
thanks but thats not what i asked , do you know or are you just making opinions ??
From the service manual. The air adjustment should always be done while on the centerstand. In other words adjustment is not done while riding.
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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by paneled » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:42 pm

I always do an automatic leveling while riding, it will do it standing still idling
and you can manually adjust it both ways, if you touch the brake levers it will shut
off the compressor. I just use the auto level and let it do its thing
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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by paneled » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:44 pm

mine will also operate sitting still in gear with the clutch disengaged but you can`t
apply the brakes it will shut down the compressor
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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by geraldm » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:47 pm

i dont believe i have auto level . what and how does that work.thanks for your reply .I see you have the SEI. thats probably an option . I usually run with no air , just want to be able to adjust on the go. . just going to build a separate system with relay .

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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by paneled » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:20 am

my sei has an auto level feature on it, just flip the switch and it
auto levels the bike as long as you are not on the brakes.
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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by geraldm » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:25 am

Nice option . Thanks for your time paneled .have a good one

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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by SidAbma » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm

I was just told that my 1985 air compressor has holes in the body. Any sugesstions?

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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by CrystalPistol » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:31 pm

SidAbma wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm
I was just told that my 1985 air compressor has holes in the body. Any sugesstions?
Ebay,
epoxy,
or just ditch it, replace with Schrader valve, and use gas sta air.
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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:50 pm

CrystalPistol wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:31 pm
SidAbma wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm
I was just told that my 1985 air compressor has holes in the body. Any sugesstions?
Ebay,
epoxy,
or just ditch it, replace with Schrader valve, and use gas sta air.
That is a solution, but don't use gas station air! The volume of air supplied by powered compressors can blow out your seals in an instant. Use a hand-powered bicycle pump instead - you won't blow out the seals, and it only takes a stroke or two with the hand-powered pump to fill them. Plus you have a lot more control over exactly how much pressure you're putting in.

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Re: Air Ride Compressor power

Post by SidAbma » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:03 pm

Thank you for those words of wisdom!



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