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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Inflator and 12v Socket

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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No. The accessory socket is fused weak, about 3A.

The best way to power an inflator is to install a Battery Tender pigtail direct to your battery. Then either make an SAE adapter for the inflator or some come prewired.

Furthermore, having the Battery Tender pigtail serves a dual purpose for maintaining your battery when parked.

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Yes forget about the 12V outlet, the wire is like 22 ga. and is good for pretty much a USB charger or running a GPS. Go with the Battery Tender idea, that's what I do. Sure the compressor takes 15 amps? That's a lot... maybe more like 10?

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I did as @N4HHE suggested. My pigtail hangs unnoticed between the battery box and the forks. When I need to use my compressor I simply reach into the space to the right of the forks and pull it up. It's too short to get tangled up in anything.


And like my two knowledgeable friends already said, NO. Do NOT use the outlet in the glove box.


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I use the Hella plugs and sockets (BMW type). Have one socket installed down by the shock and one in the battery plastic. Both hooked direct to battery. Battery Tender plugs right in and BMW heated vest. Plenty of juice to run your inflator.
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Yes forget about the 12V outlet, the wire is like 22 ga. and is good for pretty much a USB charger or running a GPS. Go with the Battery Tender idea, that's what I do. Sure the compressor takes 15 amps? That's a lot... maybe more like 10?
The better inflators all require a 15 amp fuse. Mine does.
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The better inflators all require a 15 amp fuse. Mine does.

Oh, so that's how it is. "The BETTER inflators like MINE". Let's just make this All About YOU and how awesome YOU are. Next you will be bragging about the time you drove for four hours to loan your bike to a stranded BMW riding IBR rider broken down on the road.


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Oh, so that's how it is. "The BETTER inflators like MINE". Let's just make this All About YOU and how awesome YOU are. Next you will be bragging about the time you drove for four hours to loan your bike to a stranded BMW riding IBR rider broken down on the road.


Seriously, I was wondering what had happened to you. It's great to see you posting here again my friend.
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I have a Slime pump, runs on 15a fuse fused Battery Tender hooked directly to the battery. Normally it has a usb adapter plug on for phone power. I too have used it several times on the side of the road, most recently last year with a co-rider who had a slow leak.

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Oh, so that's how it is. "The BETTER inflators like MINE". Let's just make this All About YOU and how awesome YOU are. Next you will be bragging about the time you drove for four hours to loan your bike to a stranded BMW riding IBR rider broken down on the road.

Seriously, I was wondering what had happened to you. It's great to see you posting here again my friend.
More speed consumes more power. The pretty metal Harbor Freight inflator will blow 10A fuses but hasn't blown a 15A yet. Its not really a speed demon.

Have a Slime brand inflator that might be rated only 6A. It takes a long time to inflate a deflated FJR tire.

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