Compressor and Center Stand

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Compressor and Center Stand

Postby fnickel » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:31 pm

I understand that the compressor cannot be operated unless the bike is on the center stand. How does the center stand position lock out the compressor use? I checked the center stand area under the bike, and I don't see any switches or sensors. Just curious, because my compressor stopped working suddenly, and I checked the relay and fuses, and so far I can't find any issue. I thought maybe the switch for center stand position might be faulty, but can't find one. The pressure check button and display are working OK.

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Re: Compressor and Center Stand

Postby tprender » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:18 am

The bike does not have to be on the center stand to work the air compressor. Not sure if it has to be in nuteral to work, but that is when I check my air.

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Re: Compressor and Center Stand

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:41 am

they just say do it when on it's the center get accurate pressure readings


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Re: Compressor and Center Stand

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:30 pm

As I understand it, can be on the side stand or center stand, but MUST be in neutral to work or get a reading . . .hope that helps.
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Re: Compressor and Center Stand

Postby Bobsiler » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:47 pm

The bike has to be on the center stand to get an accurate reading. 0-57 psi with no weight on the rear tire. I run mine around 30 psi while 1 up. 2 up with the wife and we prefer about 50. Once down on the wheel I hold the bike straight while sitting on it and check again 30 goes to around 50. You cannot check while riding but can while stopped even in gear. I've added air at a stop sign. :D

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