Field repairs (air bag line)
While finishing up the pre Xmas camping crawl back home with the grand boys I fire up the compressor and check pressures before we start the last 200 mile leg. Got zero on the RR firestone air bag, go to air it up and hear a hiss. The good news here is that the air leak is somewhere above the frame and not from the bag. So here it is Sunday and "TenThumbs" (my indian name) has to make it work.
The good new is after I pulled the air line out of the water bay and got the dang hidden zip ties loose (safety glasses were a blessing) the leak was about 24 inches fron the valve stem from a 1/8 diameter hole (somebody missed something rubbing during assembly).
Clipped the two ends square and took value end line to town. Here's what Sunday produced; found some clear tubing where the ID allowed the black air line OD to fit snugly. Ice maker line was also an option but the shortest length was 8 ft (only used 4 inches). The tough part was finding 1/4 hose clamps (think lawm mower fuel line) and the best I could find was 1/4 - 5/8, they worked but I will swap them out later for smaller ones. Slide the two pieces of line into the 4" clear tube (required lube to get in) and used three clamps (left, center, and right).
So I guess there are some new items to go into the field kit.
L'IL Foot" 2014 Sunseeker 2300
"Harry" the JK toad in the mirror