I was poking fun at my first try to put air in. Like many things, it gets much easier after that first time, LOL.Lmao I don’t think it’s that bad at least the stem is facing you. My Electra Glide is way more fun. When I got my Indian and saw the valve stems were facing out my first thought was holy shit after all these years someone finally thought we can do better with this ! I can usually get it in site moving it once
Exactly what I did today.It goes, roll the bike, squat down, roll the bike, squat down, "Where the **** is that valve stem," roll the bike, squat down, roll the bike, squat down, Oh there it is. Now get your hand just perfectly positioned without cramping your hand due to the closeness of the pulley. Put the air in, check it with a digital gauge, "shit, I am still off by 2lbs, put the air in, check it with a digital gauge. "Whew, it's perfect now." Now go change your clothes, wash your hands, put a band-aid on your smashed finger, and you are finally ready to ride.
I check mine once per month on average since it is sooooooooooooooooooooo much fun!
You must not be married all that long. After 26 years I have a finely tuned wife complaint filter that tunes out most of that. Now toddlers that have developed that high pitch scream when they get upset now that is nails on the chaukboard for me! Uncle Dean does not put up with that at all. DeanI will sometimes ask the wifey if she will get down and watch for the valve stem as I roll the bike forward or back. She will begrudgingly do it, but then I have to listen to her complaints.
I've found out that it's easier to do it myself, and listen to my own complaints.
Yeah, I have one of those also. One handy little tool. I use it to add air to my air shock when traveling two up. Works great for that and tires on the bike. DeanThis is what I use. Clamp it on the valve stem and hit the button. Stops at what ever pressure you set it to. Still have to play hide and seek the the valve stem but much easier than messing with an air hose and gauge. And bonus, it is small enough to pack for trips. I checked the pressure against my gauges a couple of times when I first got it and it was right on.
Sorry to hear that. The one I have seems to have great battery life.I’ve seen several guys post up those little rechargeable set your desired pressure pumps. I bought one last year. Charged it up and put it in my Saddlebag. A month or so later I went to air up a tire that had lost a few psi and the battery crapped out before it could bring up the tire pressure 3 pounds. Sent it straight to the trash can.