maurice

Supercharged
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May 2, 2020
Messages
238
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Tucson,AZ
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2020 R3 GT
I'm looking for a portable one with hella or bmw style plug so I can avoid adaptor for the socket at left handlebar. I assume I can use bike batteries power to inflate. Anyone have a low cost but effective one? I like the lever type attachment to the valve if possible.
 

Tripps

Retired superhero
Joined
Oct 9, 2010
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7,767
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Florida and NY
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R3T,Sprintona,K1200GT, Blackbird,r/65 hack
I think as long as the bike is running you'd be fine airing up a tire, you could let it run a bit after you're done if you're worried. Lots of guys carry a small compressor, I never heard of anyone killing their battery using one.
 

barbagris

Mad Scientist
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Aug 1, 2010
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On the verge of insanity
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2009 R3-Standard - 1979 Guzzi V1000G5
I think as long as the bike is running you'd be fine airing up a tire, you could let it run a bit after you're done if you're worried. Lots of guys carry a small compressor, I never heard of anyone killing their battery using one.
Pete - I stopped to help a guy a couple of weeks ago - NOT on an R3 - who had done exactly that. OK I guess the battery might have been dying anyway. OK I was in the Citroen and left it running to keep the A/C up :coffee::sneaky::sneaky:
 

BillB

Turbocharged
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Sep 4, 2013
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926
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Raleigh NC
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2013 R3T, 1960 Franken-Pan
This is what I carry. Been giving them away at the RAA East events for the last few years. They came out of auction cars that had to have a spare and tools before they could go to our sales lot.

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I still have a couple of them in the toolbox. You can have one if ya want it, although the shipping from NC might make it cheaper to buy what you like locally @maurice . Never had an issue with it running the battery down personally.
 

whatthe

.020 Over
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May 13, 2020
Messages
48
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2020 Rocket3 GT
Hey Maurice do you have a battery tender hooked to your battery? If so you can use an sae connector and buy a NO ONE air compressor on Amazon. I carry a plug and go tire patch kit also just in case. The hella din plug in the picture I leave plugged in it can be used to charge your phone and it shows the voltage from your alternator.
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whatthe

.020 Over
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May 13, 2020
Messages
48
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2020 Rocket3 GT
The SAE connector can go directly to battery most small 12 volt compressors will not come with the right connector that you need but you can buy a SAE connector and solder that to your air compressor
 
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