1500 SE saddlebag air hose


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1500 SE saddlebag air hose

Postby ronjr123 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:07 am



I have torn my 1500 down doing other maintenance over the winter and when removing the right side saddlebag iI found the air hose from the pump/dryer assembly to the saddlebag was pinched really bad to the point that it needs replaced. A new OEM one is $68.00! Ouch. Are these air system connections an order the counter type part? Can one make his own?



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Re: 1500 SE saddlebag air hose

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:29 am

ronjr123 wrote:I have torn my 1500 down doing other maintenance over the winter and when removing the right side saddlebag iI found the air hose from the pump/dryer assembly to the saddlebag was pinched really bad to the point that it needs replaced. A new OEM one is $68.00! Ouch. Are these air system connections an order the counter type part? Can one make his own?


They are not nonstandard fittings, so it's certainly possible. The question I would ask is, do you need the saddlebag outlet? It is intended as an emergency outlet for airing up tires and front suspension - but the amount of air it puts out would have you waiting a long, long time to air up a tire. I just carry a tiny $25 air compressor instead - and if its motor burns out, I'm not out hundreds of dollars like I would be if the same happened to the bike's suspension compressor.

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Re: 1500 SE saddlebag air hose

Postby k1w1t1m » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:37 pm

Without looking at it, its likely you can replace the hose. I'm not sure where you'd buy the hose but you could probably buy a cheap pump and hose just for the hose. The sparkplug pumps come with quite a long hose and are less than $25 I think. Just cut the hose off your fittings, replace hose, and clamp with suitable clamps. I've used ordinary hose clamps and air compressor hose for the same job for one of those sparkplug air hoses back in NZ. Cheap and worked great.


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