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05 bulldog suspension wont air up help needed

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by bigdog0580, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. bigdog0580

    bigdog0580 New Member

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    just bought this 05 bulldog rode about 10 miles an all the air leaked out. pulled in to get gas an got ready to leave an wont air up any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
     
  2. 05 old dog

    05 old dog Well-Known Member

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    did you push proper button sequence for air pump?
     
  3. bigdog0580

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    sure did just what i was showed an worked before on, an high beams at the same time
     
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    Check that all air connections are tight and also check all electrical connections - I had a similar problem with my 05 Chopper and it was an easy fix....good luck !!

    Oh, and post an intro when you get a chance.
     
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    so...key on...push off button...push start button then push hi for up...low for down...if this dont work check elec connections
     
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    05 old dog is correct :2thumbs:....for more details, the following info comes directly from the manual:


    AIR RIDE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

    The air ride system includes the compressor,
    pressure relief valve, air shock, hydraulic shock
    and airline, and has been incorporated into the
    EHC and wiring harness.

    System controls are integrated into the hand
    control buttons. These buttons are now dual
    function buttons, operating normally as labeled
    and alternately as suspension controls when air
    ride function is activated.

    Air ride controls are activated as follows:

    1.
    Turn the key switch to the ON position.
    2.
    Press the START button to activate the air
    ride control mode.
    NOTE: Pressing the RUN button activates the
    starting circuit and returns the START button
    into starter control mode.

    3.
    Once activated, air ride is controlled with
    the lights HI/LO switch.
    a.
    Pressing HI raises the motorcycle
    (pressurizes the system).

    b.
    Pressing LO lowers the motorcycle
    (releases the system pressure). The
    buttons must be pressed until the desired
    ride height is achieved.
    c.
    Typical system pressure is 90-120 PSI
    without rider. Maximum static pressure
    is 150 PSI, limited by the compressor.
    (Maximum system pressure is 250 PSI,
    limited by the pressure relief valve.)
    4.
    After 10-seconds of no input while in the air
    ride control mode, the START and HI/LO
    controls will return to normal mode of
    operation.
    5.
    Air ride mode can be entered with the
    motorcycle running by pressing the START
    button. Air ride control functions operate the
    same as above.
    NOTE: Highway riding in the completely
    lowered position is not recommended.

    KICKSTAND OPERATION AND
    PARKING

    When your motorcycle is resting on the
    kickstand, the air ride system should be deflated
    and normal parking procedures should be
    followed. With the kickstand down and air ride
    in the lowest position, always leave the
    handlebars turned to the left.

    CAUTION: Parking on level ground or on a
    right-slanted grade with the handlebars turned to
    the right could cause the motorcycle to fall to the
    right side.

    3.
    Operation in the lowered position will limit
    the cornering ability and the ground
    clearance of the motorcycle.
    4.
    Do not park the motorcycle with the air ride
    system pressurized.
    5.
    Do not inflate the air ride suspension with
    any outside source.
    The air ride shock and the conventional shock
    are non-serviceable items.

    WARNING! During operation in the lowered
    position, sharp cornering and road surface
    bumps may cause ground clearance issues.
    Acute cornering to the right will cause ground
    contact with the exhaust system.

    It is important to remember the following
    when operating the air ride suspension
    system.

    1.
    The air ride suspension is designed to
    function in a fully-extended position.
    2.
    Operation above idle speed in the lowered
    position is not recommended.
     
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    Big Dog had a problem back in that time frame with a gasket in the pump out put on the pump. The air would leak out in a matter of 20 miles or so. It's been a while but my memory is that you had to spray with soapy water to find it. It was hard to spot. It might take a tank test to spot it.That may be why your are went out. Don't know about not being able to get it to pump.
     
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    Air a Ride suspension

    Who makes this air ride system?
    Thanks
     
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    I don't understand:oldconfused:
     
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