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This may sound stupid, but is this a compressor kit? It was in the fairing of my wing when I bought it.

I've seen kits before thatscrew into a sparkplug hole on a multi-cylider engine and act as an aircompressor. I've heard talk on this site about wings withon-board compressors. I just want to make sure it is something that won't damage the wing if I use it.It looks like a emergency kit for tire inflation.

The kit has several adapters that look to screw into various thread sizes and a larger part with a one way ball valve. One matched the sparkplug on my bike. The hose has a screw-on end for a tire stem.

Mine is a 1980Standard w/Vetter kit so I don't think it came with a compressor....
 

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The hose looks right for use with an on-board compressor, a touch short maybe, but it appears to have the right fittings. As far as the other fittings,,?????? Don't know!!
 

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That is a tire inflater that screws into a spark plug hole. The hose is way too short to be useful though.
 

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That is a tire inflater that screws into a spark plug hole. The hose is way too short to be useful though.
Agreed, hose way to short to be any goood for anything on a bike. Not only that but the hose doen't have the correct end on it to work properly with a tire valve stem anyways. I say through it in the trash or flog it on fleabay.
 

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That hose may be longer than it looks in the picture, There seems to be a coil hidden,may just reach if you get Tyre (tire) valves in right place.
 

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it is used to inflate tires with the engine compression, not related to the stock equiped compressor.
 

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The thing that I always found curious about those type of tire inflators; You now have a combustible fuel/air mixture inside your tire. Not my idea of a good thing. I suppost the mix is too lean to burn unless under compression, but there is 40 PSI inside the tire. I dunno how dangerous it might be.



Maybe someone could do a test with an old tire, one of these inflators and a match. :shock:
 

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You should not have a flammable mixture as the inlet has a check valve whose job it is to allow fresh air in to the intake stroke, thereby compressing just fresh air (mostly)-not the most efficient unit but they served their purpose.

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Check this little baby out. I think it is sweet and can be mounted under fairing. Scroll down a bit on site as pump is still shown.

:baffled::baffled::baffled::D:D:D


http://tinyurl.com/5qweuc



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I like my little Slime compressor. It's faster than the onboard compressor and is small enough to easily store in it's own little carrying case.
Slime Compressor

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Jluvs2dive wrote:
I like my little Slime compressor. It's faster than the onboard compressor and is small enough to easily store in it's own little carrying case.
Slime Compressor

John
John, what a great looking little unit. Have bookmarked it. Will have it on my baby as soon as I can.
Angela:cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil:
 

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Gee..what about a good old han d pump for inflating tires..it's good exercise too!!
 

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RB wrote:
Gee..what about a good old han d pump for inflating tires..it's good exercise too!!
What about a bicycle instead of a motorcycle, for the same reason? ;) I prefer to get my exercise a different way. :)
 

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Jluvs2dive wrote:
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Gee..what about a good old han d pump for inflating tires..it's good exercise too!!
What about a bicycle instead of a motorcycle, for the same reason? ;) I prefer to get my exercise a different way. :)
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Thanks for the info guys. The hose is long enough to reach the tires, but only barely for the rear. I too would hestitate to use it, but then on a dark and lonely road or parking lot as an alternative to a long walk for help, I would probably opt for it.

One positive - The spark-pug adapter fits my compression tester, so now I don't need to borrow my buddies.
 

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Jluvs2dive wrote:
I like my little Slime compressor. It's faster than the onboard compressor and is small enough to easily store in it's own little carrying case.
John
Whad'ya use compressed slime for anyway?
 

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Jluvs2dive wrote:
I like my little Slime compressor. It's faster than the onboard compressor and is small enough to easily store in it's own little carrying case.
John
Whad'ya use compressed slime for anyway?
:cheeky1::cheeky1: Funny guy!
 

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mdbauer1962 wrote:
This may sound stupid, but is this a compressor kit? It was in the fairing of my wing when I bought it.

I've seen kits before thatscrew into a sparkplug hole on a multi-cylider engine and act as an aircompressor. I've heard talk on this site about wings withon-board compressors. I just want to make sure it is something that won't damage the wing if I use it.It looks like a emergency kit for tire inflation.

The kit has several adapters that look to screw into various thread sizes and a larger part with a one way ball valve. One matched the sparkplug on my bike. The hose has a screw-on end for a tire stem.

Mine is a 1980Standard w/Vetter kit so I don't think it came with a compressor....
Half of it is missing. It should also have a pressure guage and another length of hose with a lock on fitting for a shrader valve.
 

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fysty-1 wrote:
Check this little baby out.  I think it is sweet and can be mounted under fairing. Scroll down a bit on site as pump is still shown.

:baffled::baffled::baffled::D:D:D


http://tinyurl.com/5qweuc



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Looks interesting. But I'm more curious as to why the photos appear to have been manipulated.
 
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