I purchased a motorcycle with an existing air suspension system and recently “fried” the compressor. I ordered a Viair 97c as a replacement from Blasters but I’m having an issue and not sure where to start troubleshooting. The bike appears to have an slightly modified Arnott system but instead of a switch it was installed with a Pilot remote key fob to power the compressor on/off and inflate/deflate the shock. I figured I would ditch the remote and convert over to a switch when swapping the compressor so I purchased a SPDT toggle switch and a relay to as shown in the attached schematic. I kept the existing fuse and distribution manifold as I assumed they didn’t need to be replaced.
This is all new to me so I did a quick splice job using electrical tape in order to test everything before making the final connections. I want to say everything is wired correctly but I obviously have a problem as I cannot deflate the tank using the switch. It inflates fine so I have no issues there, but I can’t park the bike on the kickstand when it’s aired up or it will tip over.
I know it’s a stretch but I’m hoping someone might be able to offer some tips. I would also love to know if it’s a quick change to re-wire the switch so it can only be operated when the key is in the ignition. I don’t want anyone walking by having the ability to flick the switch and raise the bike.