Air pump swap


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KHAWK
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1981 GL 1100 Interstate

Air pump swap

Postby KHAWK » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:31 pm



Hi again, I have a 1980 GL and a 1981 Interstate Hears the Question The 1980 has A air pump and the 81 Doesn't . Can I take the air pump out of the 80 and and put it on the 81??
Also mane some one can enlighten me as to why the difference, The older bike seams to have newer updates?



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tumunga
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1980 GL1100I Interstate (gone)

Re: Air pump swap

Postby tumunga » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:34 pm

KHAWK wrote:Hi again, I have a 1980 GL and a 1981 Interstate Hears the Question The 1980 has A air pump and the 81 Doesn't . Can I take the air pump out of the 80 and and put it on the 81??
Also mane some one can enlighten me as to why the difference, The older bike seams to have newer updates?


I used to carry around with me a Bell bicycle pump I bought from Walmart to monitor the pressures on my gl1100. It had a gauge on it, and I didn't spend more than $15 on it. It worked really well. It was small enough to toss in the trunk, and it fit in either saddle bag. It was one of those pumps that fit on a mount on the seat post of a bicycle. I tossed the mount in the trash when I bought it.
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1989 GL1500 Goldwing with all the optional goodies (I think)

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WingAdmin
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Re: Air pump swap

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:04 am

I used to carry a small compressor as well - I bought a small 12 volt compressor, then took it apart. I kept the metal pump mechanism inside and threw away the plastic casing that performed no actual function and just took up space. The remaining pump was quite small and took up very little space.

I've now got one of these tiny compressors in my toolkit: [url=http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/mini_air_compressor/20842]Mini air compressor[/ur]


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82aspen
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Re: Air pump swap

Postby 82aspen » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:20 pm

KHAWK wrote:Hi again, I have a 1980 GL and a 1981 Interstate Hears the Question The 1980 has A air pump and the 81 Doesn't . Can I take the air pump out of the 80 and and put it on the 81??
Also mane some one can enlighten me as to why the difference, The older bike seams to have newer updates?


depends what model, aspencades came with onboard air compressors, mighta been optional on other models, dunno what the story is prior to 82

it'd be easy enuff to cobble something up, either permanent or easy setup to use when required,

one thing to consider is the factory unit is setup to deal with moisture via a desiccant system




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