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Compressor question
Two weeks ago I started having some issues with the air suspension on my 85 LTD.
I would get the occaisionaly EEE, that would reset itself if I turned the bike off and restarted it.
Then I couldn't get the rear suspension to pump up above the current setting (at that time it was 37psi), but I could dump the front and get it back up to 14psi easily.
After reading a few threads I figured I should pull the system and at least dry out the dessicant.
Upon doing this, I just decided to replace the dessicant. I also took all solenoids apart and cleaned them, and checked the compressor air filter. I did not replace it.
I got eveything back together yesterday, but I still have an issue getting the rear pumped up.
I got it to 45, but it kinda stalls out there and won't go higher. In the process of doing this, the compressor quit working. 20 min later it was working again?? (can the relay trip if it gets hot, then start working again when it cools off??)
What should I look at next? Is my comperssor just tired??
#1 07-27-2014, 07:34 PM,
How old is the compressor?
Yep, it may be tired.

I am not familiar with this system on the Goldwings since I am an Interstate owner, but it seems to me nearly everything can be at least cleaned and lubricated.

Take note of how long the compressor runs before it quits.
Note the body temperature of the compressor after it quits.
It may also be an electrical issue causing the compressor to quit.

Try disconnecting the hoses to the rear shocks and see if the compressor stops at the same time as when the rear shocks were attached. It may be heat, it may be the shocks air pressure is pushing back and your tired compressor is overwhelmed.

It might be wise to buy another compressor and see if you can refurbish it to get it to perform better than the one on the bike.

If you can't, at least the one on the bike still works and you wouldn't be without a compressor.

Good Luck
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#2 08-02-2014, 06:01 AM,
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#3 08-02-2014, 09:11 AM,

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