2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires


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2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

Post by Kas413 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:01 pm



I have a 2000 GL1500 SE and am having problems getting air into the screw on hose for the compressor to inflate my tires. I put the bike on the center stand, turn the front wheel to the left, put the ignition in "park" and press the "Outlet" button and the compressor starts but it fills the rear shock and no air comes out the hose. I then press the "P.Check" button, and I find the pressure in the rear shock has increased. I press the "Increase" button then the "Outlet" and nothing happens, as if the two buttons cancel each other out.

I then put the ignition in "ACC", press the "Outlet" and "Increase" buttons and nothing happens, the compressor does not start & no air out the hose. But, when I press the "P.Check" and "Increase" buttons, the compressor starts and fills the rear shock as it is supposed to.

Am I having a problem with a relay or valve somewhere, or what seems to be the problem????

Please help me solve this annoying mystery.

Thank you,
Ken



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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:52 pm

Remove the needle inside the air outlet schrader valve.
When not running the air pump, and when the bike is not on the centerstand, does the suspension pressure read on the LCD decrease?

I suspect the suspension valve under the trunk, behind the right saddlebag stays open all the time.

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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

Post by Kas413 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:08 pm

Erdeniz,

Thank you for replying. I actually removed the schrader valve clip end (similar to what mechanics & gas stations have on the end of their hoses), that was installed by the previous owner, and the pressure, I believe, remained the same, and when I pressed the "Outlet" button, no air came out of the hose, the compressor still pressurized the rear shock.

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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:22 pm

Then you should check the outlet hose up to the compressor behind the left saddlebag. It may be bent or damaged.

By the way, can you get air out when you push the needle inside the valve, while operating the outlet function?

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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

Post by Kas413 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:48 pm

Erdeniz, my mechanic called back, walked me through the procedure, which is just as I described above, told him no air out the schrader valve at the end of the hose in the saddle bag when pressed with a key. He suggested to remove the two bolts securing the inside of the saddle bag to the frame to give a little room & pull on the hose because it might be kinked. Well, I loosened and pulled, and air started coming out the hose, but the tire end of the hose is bad & leaking so I am going to replace the end of the hose tonight.

So all in all, it appeared that the hose was kinked behind the bag.

Thank you again for your suggestions and help, I appreciate it very much..

Ken

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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:51 am

All that said, I carry with me a miniature 12 volt air compressor for emergency tire refills. I can buy one of those for $30 or so, compared to the very high price of replacing the on-board compressor should it burn out. I use the on-board compressor for adjusting shocks only.

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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

Post by Kas413 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:09 am

WingAdmin, that is a really good idea that I may just look into, thank you...

Ken

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Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

Post by Andy Cote » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:31 am

While I had the hose with my GL1500 I can't remember ever using it. I have a compressor that's about the size of the original Walkman with a lighter plug. I recently bought a small battery powered one that seems fairly nice. Hopefully will never need it.

I do remember a good suggestion however. As noted the outlet function doesn't work except in ACC key position - engine off and not charging. Not good on a bike known for needing full battery power to start.

But if you lower the rear shock pressure to zero then on centerstand with engine running you can connect the hose and pressurize the shock it will also give you hose pressure. When done filling whatever it is, restore shock pressure to your desired setting. Do this outside of course.


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