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Air Compresser

I want to add an air compressor to my gear list for longer trips to actually make the tire plug kit useful in remote locations. I tried pumping the tire up with a small bicycle hand pump and that isn't an option, takes way too long.

So looking for the smallest unit that will work in a reasonable amout of time.


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Wally World sells one that if you rip all the plastic off it gets real tiny

I've had a Slime for many years that works great little bigger but gets hotter than hell

it will burn your hand
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Wally World sells one that if you rip all the plastic off it gets real tiny

I've had a Slime for many years that works great little bigger but gets hotter than hell

it will burn your hand
Why not rip the plastic off the Slime comp.?
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http://www.stopngo.com/motorcycle.asp


"AirRevolution Foot Pump Tire Inflator" works for me.

Scroll down and you'll find 'Cycle Pump Adventure Model'.
One of the members here has it and says it's good.

I expect price isn't an issue since time = money and you'll be saving a lot of time with electrical pump.

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Here is the set up I carry in my trunk. It is compact, light weight, and is a relative high volume pump. Reasonably priced also.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...sor-96068.html

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I bought the Slime kit w/ a 12v pump, about $39 at Wal Mart. I hogged out those lateral pieces under the seat, filled the resulting holes w/ "Plumbers GOOP", and it fits there just fine.

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We use the tiny Slime pump. I think it was $10 at Wal-Mart. We got the regular one for the car and the tiny one for the bikes. We've used it a few times out on the road and it works great with the Powerlet installed on my bike.
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Heres something to take a look at. I have a little bike pump as a back-up but I would not go with the CO2 inflation systems alone. If your going to be any distance off the grid and you use the CO2 system and for some reason you need to redo the repair or say discover a new hole your screwed. Well unless your carrying a bunch of CO2 then at that point you may as well just spring for the compressor.

http://www.aerostich.com/prevent-or-...ompressor.html

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Here's the Slime one we have:

http://www.slime.com/product/911/Tir...840020%29.html

It's really small. Like all pumps I've used the gauge is not the greatest, but we always carry a pressure gauge as well.

We also use the Pocket Tire Plugger - For All Tubeless Tires from the Stop & Go link above. We've used that once too and it worked very well.
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Thanks everyone! I have been meaning to add a compressor to my tools in my topcase. You have given me some good ideas.

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Thanks for the feedback.

The one that works off the engine looked pretty interesting, but I've never seen the Versys Spark plugs yet so I can't imagine they are easily to get at.

I was looking at the HF one and the small Slime one at Wally World. Just didn't think they would work.

I like the under seat storage idea, but my space is filled up with my tools. No room for a compressor or a Glock.

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I like the under seat storage idea, but my space is filled up with my tools. No room for a compressor or a Glock.
Why would you want a Glock under your seat? Aint gonna do you much good there.
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Why would you want a Glock under your seat? Aint gonna do you much good there.
That was sorta a joke from an old post

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That was sorta a joke from an old post

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Pulling off the plastic does make your compressor smaller but be advised that every air compressor gets HOT. You can't change physics: compressing a gas gives off heat. My bike compressor is a Sparrow AirMan and I've left the plastic on because the compressor is not much smaller without it and it means I can handle the compressor as it's operating.

No worries pulling the plastic off your compressor, just remember it gets HOT.


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Here's the one i have. Not cheap but if you have a flat in BFE .you'd be willing to pay double.


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Thanks for the feedback.

The one that works off the engine looked pretty interesting, but I've never seen the Versys Spark plugs yet so I can't imagine they are easily to get at.

I was looking at the HF one and the small Slime one at Wally World. Just didn't think they would work.

I like the under seat storage idea, but my space is filled up with my tools. No room for a compressor or a Glock.

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I was considering this one too untell it dawned on me that Id have to pull the fairings and the tank to use the thing not to mention that the plug is about 3.5 to 4 inches down into the cylinders.
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Buy the small Slime pump at Wally World and pray you don't have to use it.

It's inexpensive, relatively small, has all the hookups necessary and while slow to inflate, it gets the job done.

I've used mine on the side of the road.....glad I had it!

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I'll add my vote for co2 cartridges. Small and lo-tech, can be purchased at any bicycle shop. I carry half a dozen in a little zip-lock container.

My brother caught a nail in his back tire last summer (while he was passing a semi - pretty scary actually). We used the co2 to locate the puncture. It puts a lot of gas in very quickly. Plugged the tire and then he got out his pump to refill. Ten minutes later, with traffic blowing past us, it was finally full. I guess there was no hurry but hunkered down on the side of a busy highway wasn't a lot of fun. I think he needed the time to have a smoke and calm his nerves.
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