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Hi, I'm trying to get the compression to inflate the air mattress. I understand it's the 'P' ignition for key to be at it then press the 'outlet' button then it'll work. I couldn't get the key to turn left to the 'P'. It works fine to the right but not left. Am I doing something wrong?? Please help!!! Thanks.
 

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Hi, I'm trying to get the compression to inflate the air mattress. I understand it's the 'P' ignition for key to be at it then press the 'outlet' button then it'll work. I couldn't get the key to turn left to the 'P'. It works fine to the right but not left. Am I doing something wrong?? Please help!!! Thanks.
Push down (in) and turn to the left.
 

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The park position activates the steering lock so the bars need to be turned fully right or left.

Edit: That's the way it works on the 1200 anyway, I don't know about the newer bikes.
 

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Yep =- bars need to be turned to where they will lock ...

You'll be able to recognize the "P" position as your rear (rear only) running lamps will come on -- If you can get to the lights being on, it could be possible that your switch is dirty and not making good contact.
 

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Hi Sjmorri,

I would strongly recommend that you NOT try to inflate an air mattress with your onboard air compressor. It is not designed to do that kind of work. It is designed to inflate to a high pressure with low volume like a shock or a tire. Not low pressure and large volume. The piston in the compressor is only as big around as a quarter.

It will take you considerable amount of time to inflate an air mattress. You will probably:

1) Run down your battery too deep and ruin it.
2) Burn out your compressor.
3) Fall asleep while item 1 or 2 happens before the mattress is completely filled.

Your best bet is to pick up a proper mattress inflator at Canadian Tire that is a 12vdc unit. This is the unit I use and it only takes 4 min to inflate a large double high mattress. They cost anywhere from $30 – 40 for a good one.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/5/SportsRec/Camping/AirPumps.jsp

Save your bike, save your money and save your sanity!

Good Luck.

Tim.
 

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