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Air compressor
« on: September 09, 2015, 07:35:07 am »
Like most people, I carry a puncture repair kit on the bike working on the premise that if you have one, you wont get a puncture. Well, thats the theory anyway!
I have the "worm"  type repair strips which come with the small CO2 bottles, and even though I carry spares, doubt if they could inflate the rear tyre to a satisfactory pressure.
A friend lent me a small 12 volt air compressor for a 7 week trip I did recently and I was impressed with it.                     Measuring 4" x 4 1/2" x 2" it comes with sufficient power cable to reach the front tyre, and will blow up to 90PSI. It also has a small work light incorporated. I was considering changing the "large" plug for a small one to fit the central outlet socket by the riders left calf, but seeing as I will never get a puncture as I carry all of the repair gear, haven't bothered. (My fingers were firmly crossed as I wrote the last sentence!!)
The compressor fits neatly into the underseat storage area on my Trophy, but those who opted to purchase the SE model so they can listen to "Sing Something Simple" as they ride (also known as a wireless) wont have the luxury of extra storage. an alternative will have to be found to stow.
The company I bought from currently advertise the compressors on ebay for £12.99 with free postage and I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules by posting the item number, which is 161027660553
I have no connection with the company, just got a handy item at a reasonable price.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 08:49:23 am »
1675  your right a good compact bit of kit,  :028:  got one last year. still `unused' as yet .  However I have changed the plug though to fit the TT socket ....... :018:

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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 10:40:11 am »
1675
never needed compressor although I do carry one.  Having read your post I am immediately prompted to check the length of the lead. 
Stelyn
what how where plug change?


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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 10:49:56 am »
The lead is in 2 pieces, both about a metre long, so sufficient to reach from the topbox plug to the front wheel, or a friends bike who isn't as well prepared as I!
Still considering a plug change to the small type as well, just for versatility it gives
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 01:51:18 pm »
I carry a small compressor and it's been terrific.  I haven't had a flat since I put it in the saddle bag 8 years ago!

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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 02:18:58 pm »
I too carry a compressor.  I have used it 4-5 times but not yet for a flat.  I have used it to top off the tires when I've ridden into colder environments.  Starting out one morning at 36/42 in hot temps and waking up the next morning in cold temps.  Have had to use it for both the Trophy and riding companions.  I don't know where you guys find air machines when riding.  Seems like every place has gotten rid of them or wants to charge $1 for air. 
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 02:46:16 pm »
Not only will you have to pay for air you will also have to pay for all the water in it.  Seriously, if you depress the valve on most of those air machines to to release some air you will get a spurt of water.  I guess the moisture drains on most of them don't work, if they even have them.
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Re: Air compressor
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 02:55:46 pm »
I got a compressor as one of my first purchases. It stays in the top Box - velcroed to keep it in place

If you are lucky enough to have the Top box then you also have the larger connector - inside it
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