Just purchased a Thomas 215 air compressor and was wondering where I could mount this thing on the LT. Your input would be greatly appreciated in this matter. Hope this is the right area for this post!
Jim, what did you use for fittings on the compressor? I see a used one on Ebay, that is just the compressor and motor (no fittings, hose, etc.). Are they "standard" compressor fittings?jwd98056 said:
Thanks! Great pix. My cannister has been out for some time, so I have been itching to put on under the top case.jwd98056 said:When I bought mine on eBay it already had one of those quick connect style fittings that you just push the plastic tubing into. I just had to adapt the other end of the plastic tubing to the fitting on the 15' long 1/8" ID coiled air hose.
The fitting looked like the one in the second attached picture though this is actually from Averill Townsend's post way back when. He actually removed that fitting and put a totally different type of hose (see third picture) to route the air from the charcoal canister area up to the area under the driver's seat. My pump was already in the driver seat area so I didn't need to do that.
The first picture is my installation. The compressor is attached to the frame with several heavy duty zip ties. I have a inflation hose with a gauge in my tool kit that attaches to the coiled hose.
Yes I believe it is a standard NPT fitting but I am not sure of the size.
Nicely done, Ari! I can see that you are indeed the "Farkle Freak".pozo_izquierdo said:One more option for the permanent installation:
The Cannisterectomy reduces the problems associated with overfilling the gas tank (bike stops running; huge vacuum in gas tank that could casuse it to collapse) and having the charcoal cannister become clogged.Bumpa2 said:Thanks all, for the input! I guess I need to proform a cannisterectomy this weekend! The next question is..............we the heck is a cannisterectomy and why can this be done?
I already have the hose and air chuck, along with compressor. Also, are any of you installing a seperate in-line fuse for this?
Thanks again, Jeff