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Has anyone found a good air compressor that will fit in the area in which the CD player would normally be located on the GL1800? If so where might you have found it.

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This is a great board ..... I have found so much useful information here from you guys and gals......
 

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Check at Walmarts. Small air compressor for about $10.00 for emergencies.
 

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Thanks......Looks like Savior 250 air compressor is soon to be made for the Gl1800...if the coming soon is correct. Sure didn't take you guys long to supply the answer I was looking for. You almost get the answer before the question is asked...LOL Thanks again
 

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After looking at the pix, I went ahead and purchased it anyway, knowing
that I could make it work. It is mounted under the shelter with the outlet
mounted in the fuel door.

Other than the shelter removal/installation time involved, took about 15
minutes, and I was good to go :)
 
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The Savior 250 looks just like the pump I bought at Walmart for $9.99 and took the case off of. Add a few wires and a switch and it is.

I could not find the cost on the Savior 250 website. Any idea how much, just for grins?
 

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ammeaux said:
The Savior 250 looks just like the pump I bought at Walmart for $9.99 and took the case off of. Add a few wires and a switch and it is.

I could not find the cost on the Savior 250 website. Any idea how much, just for grins?
Ditto :!: :!:
 

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I'm thinking alot of us are in the wrong business..............

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I think it was about $180.00 or so. I know it is a igh price, but it was a
money-back if not satisfied, and I am :)

It is quiet, not noisey like the Wal-Mart unit, tried it, noisey and failed
(before a trailer tire was inflated) very fast. All of the parts included are
high-quality, not cheap chinese crap.
 

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Just for general info...

I just took a jaunt to my neighbors house, and borrowed his Campbell
Hausfield compressor, $10.00 @ Wal-Mart, deflated my rear tire, and put
it to work.

Then I deflated the tire again, and used the Savior 250 to inflate.

The Wal-Mart unit took 13 minutes, Savior 250, 4 minutes +/- a few
seconds. So... $10.00, did the job but 3x as long, and if it 90 degrees in
the shade, I'll pay a bit extra for a 4 minute inflate :)

Keep in mind, it is a permanent mount, and the hose is about 10ft long, so
no issues with unloading the trunk etc. I guess convenience does have a
value, the question is, just how much.
 

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wk4bg8s said:
Just for general info...

I just took a jaunt to my neighbors house, and borrowed his Campbell
Hausfield compressor, $10.00 @ Wal-Mart, deflated my rear tire, and put
it to work.

Then I deflated the tire again, and used the Savior 250 to inflate.

The Wal-Mart unit took 13 minutes, Savior 250, 4 minutes +/- a few
seconds. So... $10.00, did the job but 3x as long, and if it 90 degrees in
the shade, I'll pay a bit extra for a 4 minute inflate :)

Keep in mind, it is a permanent mount, and the hose is about 10ft long, so
no issues with unloading the trunk etc. I guess convenience does have a
value, the question is, just how much.
For me... no where near $170
 

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I use the Walmart version for my quads. Was a literaly life saver for three guys on our last trek thru Hatfield-McCoys.
 

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Harbor Freight has 2 of the 12 volt compressors. One of them actually looks like a quality unit, on the computer screen, that is.

I'll try to get the link right:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=93186

It's a little heavy at 11 pounds, but can probably be trimmed down a bit. I wonder if that is the shipping weight (including the packaging). :?
 

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I have an idea :idea: Why don't we do a compressor guts comparison like that website that cuts open oil filters. We could all pull the covers off our little compressors, take photos, then post them here. I think it would be interesting to see how similar or disimilar the guts of the various compressors appear to be. I know it wouldn't prove anymore than it did about the oil filters but would be interesting all the same. All I need is a good free, online place to store photos so I can link to them..
 

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mcb,

How about if we get all of the ones that don't work well or have failed and pull THEM apart. If they are cheap ones, like about $10, it probably would fail after a few inflates anyway.

I don't know about the free place to store photos. I'm not into the digital thing that much.

That one from HF looks like it could tuck into a saddlebag reasonably well.
Use some of that 10' of battery wire (#4?) to run a couple wires direct from the battery to an outlet that would match up to a new plug on the compressor.
Replace the coiled hose with some 1/4" hose that wouldn't take up as much room.
Hmmmm :?
 
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