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post #1 of 9 Old 08-10-2017, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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What size compressor hose?

I'm remaking a Slime compressor (for the second time) to make a smaller package so it fits better on the bike. I want to be able to remove the air hose from the unit when I'm not using it, to make the compressor easier to store. The power cord will also have a disconnect. My intention is to cut the hose where it passes through the housing, and install a fitting there that will allow me to attach the air hose to the outside of the unit. I figure that some type of combination barbed/male threaded fitting will work. What I don't know is, how big is the airhose on your basic Slime compressor? My guess is that is has a 1/8" internal diameter, but before I cut the hose and ruin a currently working compressor, I wanted to make sure that there were fittings available that'll do what I need. A threaded female air hose would work better than some type of quick connect, since the quick connects take up more room.

So, can anyone tell me what the actual size of the air hose is, and recommend a fitting that will work? I've attached a photo of the air hose, and a quick and dirty diagram of the proposed air pump.




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post #2 of 9 Old 08-10-2017, 03:23 PM
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I have a Slime all so but so small to start with sure not going to all that trouble. Good luck.
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I can make it smaller. It's going to fit on a special shelf under my tool tube.

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I've got a Slime, too. The way I would go about it is to cut the tube a little proud. Then you will be able to find a threaded nipple in the size you want. Like These but to size.

Each end will thread into the hose parts. By the time you need an air pump (hopefully never) screwing them together will be a small effort.

As for the power: I had mine apart when I first got it (curious). If I recall correctly. you could wire and JB Weld in a standard SAE plug and maybe share a power cord with one of your other devices.
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That's probably what I'll end up doing, NVDucati; cutting the hose and measuring, and hoping my local hardware store has the right sized fittings (unless someone in the know posts here about the actual size).

I've already done quite a bit of surgery in the past on the pump housing, and cut it down to the size you see in the photo. But after looking at it for a bit, and figuring I can make disconnects for both the air and the power, I'm sure I can get it small enough that it will ride in a shelf under my tool tube, which is 4" wide. I figured on using a trailer connector for the power disconnect. That way the pump tucks up out of the way with nothing hanging off it, and I can store the air hose and power cord in my tool tube.

The photo shows the before and after photos of the current pump.
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RC _ While I don't think it would change my suggestion, after looking at your posted photo, I can see that we have different models. Never knew there were so many variants.

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Shoot, I took the pump out of the case and secured the wires and such with tie wraps and wound the power cord and hose around the pump and put it in a shop towel and then a small bag and shoved itd under the seat in the back by the tail light.
We don't need no stinking cases.
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Shoot, I took the pump out of the case and secured the wires and such with tie wraps and wound the power cord and hose around the pump and put it in a shop towel and then a small bag and shoved itd under the seat in the back by the tail light.
We don't need no stinking cases.
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I need a case. What room there is under the seat of a Super Tenere is taken up with my PC8. I don't want to put the compressor in one of my panniers or top case, because it takes up space. I want to mount the compressor to the bike so it's always there, and I don't have to think about packing it. So, I need to put the pump inside a case.

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Everyone has a different need. Good luck with the QD hose.
My wadded up pump is about as big as your fist.
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