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I've got a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade. When you fill the rear shocks, the air also increases in the front shocks over inflating them. If I try to decrease the air pressure on the overinflated fronts the air also releases from the rear. What a situation. Any ideas? Could it be one of the valves on the on-board inflation system?
 

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Hi cardkevand welcome to the forum. There is a one-way valve that may be faulty on your bike. Not sure of the location, but one of the gurus will probably be along soon.
 

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It will most likely be the valve assy under the rocker switch, they often go faulty (they stick). WD40 often fixes this.
 

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On the left of the pressure gauge on top of the top cover the two buttons labeled, Front/Rear operate a valve that switch the air output from the compressor to either the front shocks or the rear ones. If that valve develops a leak the air will be able to pass from the rear shocks to the front even when neither button is pressed.
 

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Thanks understand what you are talking about now. How do you get to valve and apply the WD40?
 

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About the only way to get to it is to take the top cover (faux tank) off, there are four screws that holds the gauge unit to the tank. The compressor assembly just lifts off the top of the airbox. While you're at it, checking the desiccant in the air dryer cannister would be a good idea. A lot of these have never been serviced in years and the desiccant can break down and along with corrosion plug up the compressor intake. You can find this desiccant on eBay, just search for desiccant.
 

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14-21psi front, 28-57psi rear
 
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