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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-17-2008, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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When 'auto level' is selected the front air pressure is normal but the rear pumps right up to 80 - 90 Psi.

Referring to the 'clymer' manual it should be adjusted with the bike on the centre stand and the indicator on the leveling unit lined up with the marker on the body of the unit. There are two marks on the front side. One has one line and the other has two lines. I am taking the two lines as to be the one to line the pointer up to. Is this correct or am I on the wrong track as it still does the same even after adjustment.Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Les
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I could be wrong but I think you check pressure on center stand and self level when you are off stand on level ground.

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Ditto what Scott said. You can press the auto-level when you are sitting on the loaded bike (you can also press it when riding on level ground and it will auto-level). It only puts air into (or releases air from) the rear suspension. It sounds like the part you were reading in the Clymer manual was for troubleshooting the system, rather than just using it. When pressing it on the centerstand, I would think it would sense that the back end was up in the air and let air out, as opposed to pumping it up to max (92 psi). Try letting the rear air out to about 25 pounds and then sit on the bike like you were getting ready to take off and then activate the switch and see what pressure you get. Mine has proven useful when riding my wife versus riding solo - just press the switch and it takes care of the rear pressure.

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Thanks for that but I was getting max rear pressure when off stand and sitting on the bike. It was only on centre stand to align the setting marks. I am beginning to think that the auto level unit needs to be replaced. But getting back to my original question, do you thik I am lining up the right marks?
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I think he as asking about setting the height sensor, not the air ride it self.

I have not had to look at mine so I can't help about the marks. Looking in the Honda manual it looks like the mark is a V on the Sensor.

I will say that mine runs about 65-70 with just me on the bike, but with my wife or daughter it runs up to 90 or above. I usually adjust while riding it seems to do better. When I am stopped it seems to stick a bit until the pressure increases then it jumps up.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, sorry it wasn't clear, I mneed to set the height sensor. Also I thought that the recommended pressure for the rear was 57PSI max. Is this correct or am I wrong.
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