Fairing switches


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Midash
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Fairing switches

Post by Midash » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 am



I'm new to owning a Goldwing and since there was no operators manual with mine, I'm not sure what all of the switches are for. Specifically, the switch on the lower right side of the fairing that says ROAD. This is on a 1987 Interstate.

So far I'm loving this bike but I'm planning on changing out the rear suspension for when my wife rides with me. I've noticed that when she's riding as passenger, it drops enough to make the high beams useless at night. Hopefully there's an easy fix for it or I'll just go completely spring based suspension with parts from my Suzuki.



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Re: Fairing switches

Post by julimike54 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:25 am

Don't have an Interstate, but I've never noticed a switch where I think you're talking about. Might be accessory wiring, maybe for lights?

The preload on the rear suspension should be able to compensate for the passenger, if it all is working, and would need to be increased with the passenger. I presume you have air assisted rear shocks? If you do add more air to get the proper preload on the rear suspension.

If factory, this manual page is from the '86 Interstate manual that tells about the suspension. I'd think it's very similar for the '87.

http://classicgoldwings.com/forum/galle ... e_id=16015
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Re: Fairing switches

Post by Midash » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:40 am

Thank you for that. I was trying to look around for where I load the rear shocks. I have a bit of an aspencade sitting in my back yard for parts (looks like it had a head on collision with a pickup) that should have what I need just in case.

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Re: Fairing switches

Post by julimike54 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:02 am

Aspencades utilize an air compressor system to fill and empty the shocks. There will be no schrader valves to put air into the shocks on the Aspencade. I'm not positive but the manual shows the rear shock air valve to be located behind the right side cover at the top left corner.

Good luck 8-)


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