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i know that you can use the onboard compressor to fill tires on the newer wings. however is it possible on the 1100's.the compressor has a schrader valve outlet on top. can i just screw a hose into that? what setting would i run it on?front ,rear? hope someone knows.my manual doesnt say.i dont know if there is a relief valve built into compressor.its a 1982 gl1100a
 

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I always assumed the Schrader valve on the 1100 was for pumping things up, like on the later models.
 

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I can't answer your question but wanted to offer another idea. Compressors on the Wings are geared more for inflating shocks than tires and since they are required for suspensions on 1200s & 1500s, I didn't want to burn out that expensive part out. I carry a fist-sized 12v air compressor that I got at Walmart for $ 10 for non-suspension inflation chores.
 

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Yes, It was intended to be used with a hose to inflate tires. I've seen operating instructions in the owners manual. I'll see if I can find them when I get home.
 

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I use my on-board compressor often for filling the tires. The air from the factory compressor is buffeted at a rate of 320/1, therefore the expansion rate is exactley where it should be. To low or high of a buff rate can cause the rim flaxuator to discombobulate and become bifercated.
 

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thanks,i always like to know how everything works and what it canbe used for.with my sweetie and i pushing 440lbs.tent,sleeping bags,cooking gear,extra clothes,rain gear,etc. i want to use whats there for the odd breakdown rather than haul more stuff.but the fellow with the 10$ compressor is probably right.
 

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It's that good Minnesotan stuff :coollep:
 

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My LTD no longer has an on board compressor or self leveling system, the hoses were rotted out, the switches were toast, the wiring was a rats nest, but I was able to salvage the compressor. It's a really neat little unit, much higher quality 12V than I have seen anywhere else. I bought a $.99 extension cord, cut the ends off it, put battery charger clamps on one end, and connected the other end to the compressor wires. I put a hose on it with a Schrader valve, and have already inflated several tires with it. It's as fast as one of those $10 Wally compressors, and will probably never wear out, I carry it in the trunk
 

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I don't like that cheap $10 SLIME compressor much, also read a post someone could not inflate a tire over about 20lbs with his. Need to check if they can do the job before they are really needed!

I do like the one a bit larger and often costs about $15.
I was going to buy a hose for my 1500 pump in case I need to inflate a tire on the road. Changed my mind though!
Why pay $10 for a hose when for $15 I can get an entire pump unit?
Also I ride more than one bike sometimes, and have many cars. I can carry the $15 thing in any vehicle in case I need it, the 1500 pump is only good for the 1500.
Also these bikes are getting old, I don't want to chance over using a 23 year old pump that I need on board for shocks trying to do tires when I don't have to.

Then you consider power source. The onboard compressor is either draining the battery or you have to have the engine running. You can connect the $15 unit to any vehicle, so if a car is handy use it instead of the bike.

Also the hoses are a bit short for the onboard, about 10'.
That is maybe not long enough for anyone pulling a trailer needing to air the tires.

Last but not least, when you see that cutie on side of road with a flat on her car, stop and plug the tire for her, use her car for the power source to air up that large tire with the $15 compressor! Sometimes it can be hard to get a large bike in a bad spot so a 10' hose will reach the tire!
Did that last year, and I can say I would never have got the bike close to her tire to use an onboard unit!
 

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thehorseman1955 wrote:
mnsnowman,,you need to quit smoking that stuff its messing up your english
GW ran the country for 8 years talking like that :ROFL:



Dave.
 

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I thought I would get a chance to try mine a couple of weeks ago,but while I was plugging the tire a gentleman jumped out of his car and insisted I use his portable.I was kind of wondering how they would stand up doing tires myself although that's partially what they are there for.
 
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