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    I know my air is not working so I aired it up manually it want hold air long is this normal and what’s the best entry to take old compressor off and change

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    Doc Humphries likes to get at it from the bottom by removing the rear wheel.

    I like to go in from the top by removing the rear storage compartment module. I puts less strain on my body.

    Go to YouTube and search for Can Am Spyder compressor and you will find both of our videos.

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    Chuppy, I did it removing the entire rear section, followed the video, there is more in the threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuppy View Post
    I know my air is not working so I aired it up manually it want hold air long is this normal and what’s the best entry to take old compressor off and change
    If you unplug the air ride dump valve you can manually air it up and the air should stay in unless you have a BAD leak...Do a site search and you should find some pictures and directions to unplug it...This will get you by until you get the compressor replaced...

    Mine has failed twice and I put a quick unplug connection under the seat so I can just air it up manually and ride it home while out riding double...If you ride single you should be able to ride it without any air in the bag...larryd

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    Default air compressor

    This is happening to us too. Had the bike 3 years and it started happening. After putting air in it for years we thought we should have it looked at. Pretty pricey I must say. It seems we are all having issues and they should do something!

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    If you are willing to try, it's not that hard a job. You'll save a pile of dough. Search YouTube for Can Am Compressor videos.
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    Angry Self Adjusting Passenger Shock Compressor Failure

    Looks like I have joined the failed compressor club.
    Stopped into my dealer today.
    They plugged in and attempted to inflate/deflate with no luck.
    Funny thing is no faults detected in past history but I know I saw shock failure fault.
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    Watch it be warranty part and $500 in labor.

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    Easy to do and get the aftermarket compressor online save big and works great

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    The stock pump is cheap.... Get this one and it will last a lot longer.
    And by the way... One of the biggest reasons the pump goes out fast, you have a leak so it is always cycling.
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    Just installed the VIAIR compressor purchased from Amazon. Required moving the brake fluid reservoir a bit via spacers, but generally fit pretty well.

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    Good job.
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    How do you get at the air ride dump valve to disconnect it waiting for compressor replacement thanks

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    Rudy,
    Just remove the right bits: mirror, upper, middle, side and lower panel, and wind deflector. Follow the line from the Schrader valve under the seat to the valve. Disconnect. Then follow the line from the airbag to the compressor. Disconnect at the compressor. Then connect the lines and you end up with a direct line from the Schrader valve to the airbag. All the parts to do this are already on the bike. Air up the bag, measure from the rear fender to the ground. Go ride. Measure again tomorrow. If it has not dropped, bag ok. We did a lady months ago, and hers is still holding air. Lots of Spyder's don’t have compressors. Check it weekly, and air it manually. Best part? No cost! You can buy a compressor for $50 or less that plugs into your battery tender, carry that with you, and be fine. If you need help, call. Easy job. Joe
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    Yep, mine quit working about a month ago, but the pump seams to still work, but the bag won't hold air, so hope to take it in next week to see what's going on........oh, and I'm out of warranty by one month when it happened, no they won't back date it, but have an extended warranty that will hopefully cover it......I may even consider an 2up shock, have heard good things about it.

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    Thanks Joe still have extended BRP warranty going to shop in the morning hopefully they will fix everything Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Juice View Post
    Yep, mine quit working about a month ago, but the pump seams to still work, but the bag won't hold air, so hope to take it in next week to see what's going on........oh, and I'm out of warranty by one month when it happened, no they won't back date it, but have an extended warranty that will hopefully cover it......I may even consider an 2up shock, have heard good things about it.
    IMHO - the Air bag and the shock spring don't really accomplish the same thing ….. The two-up shock can't re-place a functioning Air bag ….. good luck .… Mike

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    Thanks Joe all is good new compressor and air bag

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