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Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Blueridgerider » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:33 am

I am just trying to get acclimated to my 2016 FJR and am wondering about being able to use my Slime Digital Tire Inflator with the 12v socket. It has a 15A draw. If not I wonder what most do to power a device like this? Also I would imagine the FJR has no problem with Gerbing heated Gear? Thanks
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Kyote » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:21 am

My 2016 has had no difficulty with Gerbing heated gloves and jacket liner. Heats up just fine. For emergency air on the road, I carry a Oasser P1 Mini Electric Inflator I purchased from Amazon It has a plug for the glove box outlet, but I always just charge at home and the charge last for several months. It comes with both a home outlet plug and a car charger. Easy to carry. After a year, it went south on me. Contacted the company (Oasser) and they are replacing for me.
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by raYzerman » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:24 am

As answered in the other sandbox..... accessory plug has 3 amp fuse... best adapt to a BAttery Tender connection....
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Redfish » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:19 am

Yes, just as in FJROwners.

No. Do NOT use the socket in the glove box for the compressor. Add a pigtail somewhere.

Yes. The FJR has plenty of electrical capacity to run heated gear. Just not through that socket!
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Festus » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:34 pm

As someone who's had a flat on the side of the road and had their "buddy" plug in their handy dandy portable compressor to my accessory plug, I can assure you if you are depending on that to inflate your tire, you are in for a treat. It instantly blows the fuse and then you are left with a blown fuse and a flat tire. It has to be wired to the battery.

I skipped that and just carry CO2 cartridges. 8-9 of them inflate a tire and they are easy to store, require no power. If I hadn't had them that evening, we'd have been in a bad place, since I was already down on the side of the interstate.
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Post by raYzerman » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:35 pm

Redfish had to add wiring to power his curling iron and sheep shears.... no not for him, but the hairy backed thing he lives with.... he does have trouble keeping the sheep shears sharpened. :twisted:
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by 0face » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm

Do we really have to add the snarky bullshit about the question being answered on OTHER forums? He's a new guy. Beside you both have blown a lot more than fuses by the side of the road.. so STFU up with that.
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by 0face » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:30 pm

Blueridgerider wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:33 am
I am just trying to get acclimated to my 2016 FJR and am wondering about being able to use my Slime Digital Tire Inflator with the 12v socket. It has a 15A draw. If not I wonder what most do to power a device like this? Also I would imagine the FJR has no problem with Gerbing heated Gear? Thanks
Since you're new to the FJR, look into getting a FuseBlock. You are going to be adding more than just the ability to power the Slime pump. My guess is there's a few more Farkles in your future.

As for Ray, he can't even put fork seals in correctly, and Redfish is the red-headed-step-child everybody ignores. Pay them no mind.
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Blueridgerider » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm

0face wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Do we really have to add the snarky bullshit about the question being answered on OTHER forums? He's a new guy. Beside you both have blown a lot more than fuses by the side of the road.. so STFU up with that.
Thanks for that. I am just getting started with the FJR as stated but have been on other forums for many moons with other bikes so I am not at all wet behind the years. I am just trying my best to feel all the different sites out and hope to get comfortable where I will mostly hang out. So far this has been the most welcoming. One thing that is hard for me to swallow is responses to good questions that offer no value or worse have a trolling negative feel to it. I certainly hope not to find that here especially. Thanks, I appreciate you having my back.
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Blueridgerider » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:23 pm

I purchased this today from Amazon that will certainly do the trick. Thanks for those who offered positive responses.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N7 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Redfish » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:48 pm

Blueridgerider wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm
0face wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Do we really have to add the snarky bullshit about the question being answered on OTHER forums? He's a new guy. Beside you both have blown a lot more than fuses by the side of the road.. so STFU up with that.
Thanks for that. I am just getting started with the FJR as stated but have been on other forums for many moons with other bikes so I am not at all wet behind the years. I am just trying my best to feel all the different sites out and hope to get comfortable where I will mostly hang out. So far this has been the most welcoming. One thing that is hard for me to swallow is responses to good questions that offer no value or worse have a trolling negative feel to it. I certainly hope not to find that here especially. Thanks, I appreciate you having my back.
Blue, sadly most of us are on at least one of the Other Forums. Neither Ray nor I meant to give a "negative feel" or make you feel unwelcome.

Hang around on all 3 and then decide. I bet your opinion of different members and different forums evolves over time.

And just a word of warning here... When 0face "has your back" that is usually not going to end well. Just sayin' :twisted:
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Blueridgerider » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Redfish wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Blueridgerider wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm
0face wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Do we really have to add the snarky bullshit about the question being answered on OTHER forums? He's a new guy. Beside you both have blown a lot more than fuses by the side of the road.. so STFU up with that.
Thanks for that. I am just getting started with the FJR as stated but have been on other forums for many moons with other bikes so I am not at all wet behind the years. I am just trying my best to feel all the different sites out and hope to get comfortable where I will mostly hang out. So far this has been the most welcoming. One thing that is hard for me to swallow is responses to good questions that offer no value or worse have a trolling negative feel to it. I certainly hope not to find that here especially. Thanks, I appreciate you having my back.
Blue, sadly most of us are on at least one of the Other Forums. Neither Ray nor I meant to give a "negative feel" or make you feel unwelcome.

Hang around on all 3 and then decide. I bet your opinion of different members and different forums evolves over time.

And just a word of warning here... When 0face "has your back" that is usually not going to end well. Just sayin' :twisted:
What the hell am I getting myself into??? :shock:
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Redfish » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:29 pm

Just relax. You bought a Great Motorcycle. Attend some FJR events. Meet some folks. It'll be Fun...
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Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:41 pm

Redfish wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:29 pm
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by extrememarine » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:27 am

That will work.

I carry the slime air pump under my back seat, tucked under the lip of the rear cowling - it will stand up there, and I have a strip of Velcro wrapped around the sub frame that holds it in place.

To save from carrying the adapter (like you purchased), I removed the end of the cord (on the air compressor) and wired a SAE connector; I have the battery tender pigtail wired direct to the battery (swapped to a 25a fuse) so I can plug the compressor in directly without the extra adapter cable.
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I purchased this today from Amazon that will certainly do the trick. Thanks for those who offered positive responses.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N7 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Post by extrememarine » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 am

I think you'll find each FJR site has it's own unique personality. Many of the members are active on the 3 (fjrforum, fjrowners, and here). The sarcasm meter usually runs a little higher here than others, but don't let that deter you.

Welcome - as others have mentioned - get to an event - the FJR Eastern Owners Meet is coming up in September (shameless plug)...
Blueridgerider wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm
0face wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Do we really have to add the snarky bullshit about the question being answered on OTHER forums? He's a new guy. Beside you both have blown a lot more than fuses by the side of the road.. so STFU up with that.
Thanks for that. I am just getting started with the FJR as stated but have been on other forums for many moons with other bikes so I am not at all wet behind the years. I am just trying my best to feel all the different sites out and hope to get comfortable where I will mostly hang out. So far this has been the most welcoming. One thing that is hard for me to swallow is responses to good questions that offer no value or worse have a trolling negative feel to it. I certainly hope not to find that here especially. Thanks, I appreciate you having my back.
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Post by Blueridgerider » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks for info on the owners meeting. I am going to try to attend.
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by ionbeam » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:08 am

I have been using these to tap both the positive and negative terminals of the battery. The spade connector tabs can be bent up/down as required. The SAE connector I use is connected to one terminal of these taps for charging and as a voltage source for things like a tire pump.

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Aerostich makes a nice tire kit that fits into the tail of the bike quite nicely. I have unfortunately needed to use this kit on the road and it worked great. The only thing the kit is missing is something like pliers to pull out the item that punctured the tire. I picked up a dry wall screw that had no head; the threads made it a bustard of a job to pull out. Fortunately, my pillion has a very nice Leatherman that she let me use and it did the job.

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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by Redfish » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:43 am

I don't have the full kit but I do have the Aerostich pump with all the neat little connectors. It works great and it packs small.

@Blueridgerider do not get dragged into that EOM thing. The guy that heads it up runs the whole thing like he was Ivan the Terrible running a dictatorship. He has all the charm of Attila the Hun on a bad day. Once he gets control of things there is no stopping the tyranny. I heard he runs a motorcycle forum and the whole group of folks are just as mean as he is.
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Re: Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:47 am

Redfish wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:43 am
I don't have the full kit but I do have the Aerostich pump with all the neat little connectors. It works great and it packs small.

@Blueridgerider do not get dragged into that EOM thing. The guy that heads it up runs the whole thing like he was Ivan the Terrible running a dictatorship. He has all the charm of Attila the Hun on a bad day. Once he gets control of things there is no stopping the tyranny. I heard he runs a motorcycle forum and the whole group of folks are just as mean as he is.
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