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hap2
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air compressor /hose

Postby hap2 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:45 pm



With my newly acquired 1500, I know how to work the compressor to fill the rear shocks with air, but not sure how to work that same compressor for the outlet to inflate tires & other things. I tried it, but not sure what to do. I know it should be easy, but it just didn't work. What I've actually got going is a inflatable dingy that I was hoping to inflate with the bike compressor,. I know I might need an adapter, but still, I need instructions.

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Re: air compressor /hose

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:02 pm

Truthfully,unless your inflatable is the size of the bikes tire,I wouldn't bother.The on board compressor is high pressure/low volume.It would take hours to inflate a large unit wih that little pump.
On my 88,I hold the "outlet" button in and push the increase button to switch the air to the hose.

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Re: air compressor /hose

Postby hap2 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:07 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.

Okee dokee, I'll just getta 12V compressor.

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Re: air compressor /hose

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:18 pm

Don't be suprised if a Walmart tire compressor takes hours too.I used one to inflate a full size truck tire.It took almost 45 minuts.
That's enough to run the bike battery low.
I never inflated a dingy but have a air bed.
I used a hand held battery operated unit for that.High volume,low pressure.It takes about 4-5 minuts.It runs on a couple of D batteries.

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Re: air compressor /hose

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:20 pm

By the way,the little air compressors...There the same type as the bike has.

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Re: air compressor /hose

Postby spiralout » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:15 pm

I've never used it on my '96, only tested it once or twice to see if it worked, but I think I remember having to have the key in the park or lock position, also.




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