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Being that I am very new to the Goldwing bike I am probably going to ask some questions that have been addressed many times here and this is one of them I am sure.
I just got back Monday from a short ride, about 200 miles round trip with a passenger on board. The air suspension seemed to work fine when I got the the bike. I activated and pumped up the front and rear suspension with the on board compressor and it held ait fine, or so at least I beleived it did.
After a somewhat spirited ride up HWY67 here in Wisconsin on the way to the superbike races in Elkhart Lake I bottomed some hard parts in a few turns. I think it was the center stand.
I stoped at a gas station and tried to get the suspension pumped back up but it would not hold the air charge. the compressor seems to run fine.
What should I be looking at first and what fails most often on this system?

Thanks guys. :)
 

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I can't be the only one with crappy air ridde!! LOL :))
 

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Hi tg02z71,



The air could be leaking from just about anywhere.



Do you see any fluid around your shocks? There could be a leak there. If you see fluid there then you are bound to loose air there too.



Also the air hoses and couplings should be checked with dish soap and water. Look for bubbles after applying it with a clean ½ inch paint brush.



Check all around your compressor and the Front / Rear air switch. I had a leak there at one time myself. I had to take the selector switch out, take it apart and clean it.



Tim.
 

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I didnt see any leakage anywhere but out back its hard to see anything. I am thinking it has to be the central lines they T off of because both front and rear suspension go low after a short time. I will have to go to my buddies where the bike is kept, pump it up and get soapy. :)
I will be looking at the compressors main connections 1st I guess.
 

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hey tg! i had that problem on mine a few years back, i used soapy water on every connections and found where the leak was!
 

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As I have a lowly Interstate , I dont have the onboard system :(. I did have leaks and replacing both schrader valves solved my problem . That being said I dont know if the Aspy has two air ports like the Interstate system .

Its possible I think that you could have a leak around the rocker switches where the air is ported to the front or rear . (thats from memory of an 82 system )
 

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you guys have given me lots of good ideas of what to look at, i wish I had my bike here so I could tinker tonight.
I'm getting divorced so all my stuff is scattred at buddies houses. anything I care about anyways, lol.
 
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