Onboard air compressor

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Onboard air compressor

Postby Charlie1Horse » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:11 pm

Anyone have any experience at adding an onboard compressor to a 92 GL1500I? I purchased this bike about a month ago and I really miss a few thing from my 86 GL1200A such as the compressor, the digital instrumentation, and the colors. It didn't have the CB radio but, the 1500 does. I have changed out all the speakers so now the radio works. The left saddlebag has a good sized hole in the bottom and I think I have found another to change with it. I have replaced the tail/stop/turn lights on the rear with LED projection lamps and am pleased with the new lights. I will be posting pictures of this one soon as I get good ones of it. Thanks for any advice on the compressor.

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Re: Onboard air compressor

Postby Big Blue UK » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:16 am

Not saying it is impossible, but would probably be as cheap or cheaper to sell the Interstate and buy an Aspencade. I am unsure if they done away with all the wiring etc, and used a different LCD panel that does not display the air pressure, and the air shock would be absent etc . Thrown in you would get better sound, reverse gear, cruise, etc. Over here it would be cheaper to buy an Aspencade and keep the Interstate.
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Re: Onboard air compressor

Postby ct1500 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:23 am

The Interstate wire harness is bare bones and does not support the extras of other models.
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Re: Onboard air compressor

Postby joeincalif » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:23 pm

Buy a SLIME portable pump. They have a connection that you hook to the battery, it is the same one that a battery tender uses.

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Re: Onboard air compressor

Postby bstig60 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:42 pm

I have a portable micro compressor that I carry on my Virago and dual sports. I got it from Adventure Design; www.advdesigns.com ..... 510-586-8447.
It is made of metal, not plastic. You run it for extended time and not worry about burning it up. It comes in a small bag with attachments and instuctions. I also carry a tire plug kit in the bag. You might want to check it out.


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