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Anyone have a quick way of checking and/or filling the air in the rear tire of a CCT? At home is one thing where as you can remove a saddlebag to have better access, but if out on the road and maybe in inclement weather is another.

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TPMS...The only thing lacking when you use a TPMS is a physical check of the tire. I LOVE my Tire Safe-Guard.

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I usually take the left bag off. Not a lot of effort or time there, unless the bag is loaded.

but, uh...make sure you get it secured properly when you're done

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Lay on the ground on the right side of the bike. Access the valve stem by reaching under the saddlebag. Check pressure and add if necessary. Stand up and dust off.

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I plan on installing a 90 degree air valve at the next tire change. That'll make checking and airing much easier. BTW, I too have the TireGard TPMS.

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A 90 degree air valve is badly needed on these bikes. Checking and filling with my compressor is a pain because of the angle to get to the valves. As far as the back tire I just do like ammo said, lay down and check it and then go riding.

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Definitely see a set of these in my future when wear the rubber off my OEM Tires .. They were the Cats Meow on my 09 Ultra ..

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As GatorJoe posted, (near) right-angle stems would help. I used the stems he linked to on my Burgman.

In the meantime or instead of that, on my XCT, I find that this hose extension -- http://www.stopngo.com/10-inch-mini-...ose-extension/ -- from Stop & Go to be the cat's meow for checking or adding air to the rear tire.

This particular extension is:

- Only $8;
- Very easy to screw on and unscrew from the valve stem, because it has a big, knurled, female connector end;
- Makes positive and quick connection or removal, i.e., it doesn't spew tons of air from the stock valve while connecting or disconnecting it.

Of course, you still have to get on the ground to connect and disconnect it, but at least you don't have to stay on the ground after that, when using your tire gauge or air pump. I carry it in a saddlebag.

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As GatorJoe posted, (near) right-angle stems would help. I used the stems he linked to on my Burgman.

In the meantime or instead of that, on my XCT, I find that this hose extension -- http://www.stopngo.com/10-inch-mini-...ose-extension/ -- from Stop & Go to be the cat's meow for checking or adding air to the rear tire.

This particular extension is:

- Only $8;
- Very easy to screw on and unscrew from the valve stem, because it has a big, knurled, female connector end;
- Makes positive and quick connection or removal, i.e., it doesn't spew tons of air from the stock valve while connecting or disconnecting it.

Of course, you still have to get on the ground to connect and disconnect it, but at least you don't have to stay on the ground after that, when using your tire gauge or air pump. I carry it in a saddlebag.
After last night, this extension is most definitely on the "order now" to do list. The little 3-4" hose that is on the compressor is as good as "tits on a boar", particularly when messing with the rear tire (even with the saddle bags off.

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All,

As a side note to this topic; who has a STOP n GO portable air compressor? I tried using mine last night, and it came on just fine when plugged into any of my 12v outlets, however when I screwed it on to either tire, I got no air being pumped into the tires. The gauge just stayed at 0. My front tire was only down like 2psi, and left it on for almost 10min, no joy. My rear tire was down quite a bit, so I left it on for 15min, no joy. Yes, I ensured the hose was on securely, and yes I pushed the yellow "on" button.

Any ideas? May have to return it. Does anyone use a different brand compressor they use/recommend?

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