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Old 03-07-2010, 02:22 PM   #15
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I had a setup like that which I always carried on the Harley. I remember using it once, out in the middle of the desert, on a tire that needed air. Harley's (a 2-cylinder machine) don't run all that well on one cylinder with the air gizmo threaded into the other cylinder!


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Old 03-07-2010, 02:27 PM   #16
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I remember those inflators you screewed into your spark plug hole. Never had one. I wonder how explosive you tire was, assuming there was gasoline mixed in with the air?

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:56 PM   #17
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If you need to re-seat a tire bead, here is the Mexican ingenuity:
1) get propane tank
2) using whatever method you can cobble up, blow propane into the tire cavity
3) back up as far as you can
4) light match
5) fling lit match at the wheel
6) propane explodes, popping tire bead into place.
7) bleed off whatever hot air not needed for correct pressure.

Never seen it done in person, but am told it works well. Maybe we don't need a compressor if we have enough propane in the coach's tank, and a hose? (and of course flingable matches)
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:31 AM   #18
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Need higher pressure, look at Bob Dickman Tire Center - “The RV & SmarTire Experts” in Junction City, Or. and see their air pressure doubler..

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