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    Default Air suspension on manual mode

    I searched but no clear answer, 2015 RTS is on manual mode canít adjust my suspension
    Can someone please help me, Iím not mechanical but can do simple things.
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    Ben

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    First I would check your air pressure, check at the valve under your seat. If it is below 20 lbs. I would add air, Put in around 60 lbs. check pressure 12 hours later and see if pressure dropped alot, more than 10 lbs. If it has tban you have a leak. I would guess it would be your check valve/one way valve. This is connected to your compressor. It is probably gummed up. Not real easy to get at for some one not mechanicly savy. Another possiblity is your ACS switch which is located on the left side by your swing arm. I went thru 2 of those.
    If your air bag holds air pressure after 12 hours, it is probably your air compressor. It is possible that you have a pin hole in air bag. It is not that difficult to convert you air ride to manual. Once you find the cause let us know and we can give you more ideas. Bruce
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    Mine did the same. The compressor for the ACS went bad due to a leaky check valve. We were on a twelve day trip when I noticed the pump running way too often. A few days later the pump went bad. Luckily the leak wasnít real bad and I just filled the air shock every time I stopped to fuel up. Check the fuse as well. If I remember right, the horn and fog lights are on the same circuit as the ACS pump.

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    Well, I checked the air, it was full, went to the switch it didn’t say Manuel, put it up to hard and down to low and it worked, it’s raining today. So I can’t ride, not sure what’s going on, usually I could always adjust it on the go. Keep you posted. Thank you gentlemen

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    Not real sure on your model, but I think the bike has to be running and in gear for all that to work.
    Bob, k7xi. 2013 RTL

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    Quote Originally Posted by k7xi View Post
    Not real sure on your model, but I think the bike has to be running and in gear for all that to work.
    The bike has to be running and in gear, before the system starts to work!!!

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    2015 RTS just had the oil changed, dealer said he checked all the fuses and they are good. He said it’s probably the compressor but doesn’t have time to look at it now. Checked the air and it’s at or above 60.
    Not sure what to do, can’t leave it this way. Waiting on a price. How much has anyone paid?

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    Quote compressor $359.99 labor $420.00

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    There is an aftermaret compressor that will work. It is alittle larger. It is around $90.00. I was going to get one but decided to go manual instead. If you are going to ryde your Spyder awhile before they can replace compressor, I would suggest disco necting (power) the bleed off valve. Valve is mounted to frame above muffler. This way your Spyder wont bleed off air. Bruce
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    Many of us have converted the adjustable systems to only manual. I took out the compressor, check valve and ran hose direct from schrader valve under seat direct to the airbag. Holds air fine, can set it and forget it.
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    Not mechanically inclined to do this. Or have the shop to do it, I’m in Louisville KY I’d anyone can help me I’m willing to drive an hour or two.
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    Ben

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    Did you have to do anything besides remove the compressor, check valve and run the direct line? Any fuses or anything to do with the position sensor?
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