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Old 01-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #511
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When it gets to 60 psi and it isnt set dribble it, bounce it down on ground hard and catch it and bounce it again and work your way around the tire till it seats.
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60??? Oy! I'm barely up to 30 with my little hand pump and I'm wiped out! Might think of one of those gadgets Feyala has!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:07 AM   #512
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Nomadgal, I just found your RR and I've read it all the way through. I keep dreaming of doing a touring trip, either solo or with my partner, and your story makes it seem that much more possible for me. Thanks! :)
Hope to meet you on the road one day Kitsune06! I am encouraged and amazed every time I meet or hear about another female rider! Yay! Lets even out the man - woman rider ratio !!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:15 AM   #513
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That looks like a handy thing to have! It's pretty small by the looks of it, hmmmmmmm.
Maybe at some point in the future! I already have an access point hooked up from the battery, for my battery charger in case my battery is ever dead or low.
It is pretty small! You can see mine in this pic (click to enlarge):



The hose isn't very long though, so if your SAE cable isn't long enough to reach nearish the tire, you'd need to get an extension for it. When we meet up I'll let you mess with it if you like. :)

Another thing which I really want (but can't justify the money currently) is one of these. I want to get a battery to SAE cable like yours, and then something like this so I can charge stuff via usb in my bags.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:36 AM   #514
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Just a suggestion

I would like to suggest that next time your in "wallyworld" go to the automotive section and look for a "Slime Tire Top Off" air compressor, Part #40020 --at $10.00 it will save you a lot of grief, it's very compact, takes up little room, has a built in lite & pressure gauge and is worth it just for the peace of mind.

I've had mine over 5 years have used it repeatedly to "air up or down" and has come in extra handy when ridding buddies have a flat & no way to air up.

I think you'll look at as the best ten bucks you ever spent

Just my dos centoves



Doh!!!! sorry guess I should read back pages --- well any way well worth it !!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #515
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+1 on the slime air compressor, used mine a few times as well.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #516
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60??? Oy! I'm barely up to 30 with my little hand pump and I'm wiped out! Might think of one of those gadgets Feyala has!

Sorry if you get it seated at 30 great i use slime compressor


~~~$12.00

I did burn one up mounting a tire trying to get to 50-60.
The second time I used one I went to 40 or so and hand pumped it till it seated.

I also carry a hand pump but the little thing does work or get you part way to seating the bead.

in searchng for picture i found this one


  • High-power 12 volt 300 PSI air compressor
  • 8′ main harness power cord – 8’/240cm
  • Power connection w/ fuse- alligator Clips– 18”/45cm
  • Power connection w/ fuse- lighter Adapter – 14”/35cm
  • Power connection w/ fuse- direct Pre-Wire – 14”/35cm
  • Air hose with quick-clip – 18”/45cm
  • Tire pressure pencil gauge, 10-50psi
  • Rugged carrying case – 6”H x 6″W x 2.25″D
  • Complete instructions
  • Compressor measurements: 4″H x 3.5″W x 2″D
  • Kit weight: 2.2lbs (approx)
I think ill be on the look out for one of these ~~~~$30.00


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Old 01-11-2013, 07:24 AM   #517
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I have the $30 Slime pump and have used it many times to seat the bead on my 950's rear tire-and to make it worse, I like the Heidenau tires, which have one of the stiffest casings I've ever worked with. The Slime pump will get me the 90 or so PSI I need to seat that PiTA tire.

Just remember not to let it run for more than 5-8 minutes at a time, then a commensurate rating period in between. Apparently the cheaper one has a plastic piston, and is even more susceptible to the heat caused by the pump doing its job. After all, one of those laws of physics has the temperature rising with pressure...

I consider it to be "essential" to my tool set. If it broke tomorrow, a new one would immediately take its place. I do carry a small bicycle pump as back up, but never had to use it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #518
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in searchng for picture i found this one


  • High-power 12 volt 300 PSI air compressor
  • 8′ main harness power cord – 8’/240cm
  • Power connection w/ fuse- alligator Clips– 18”/45cm
  • Power connection w/ fuse- lighter Adapter – 14”/35cm
  • Power connection w/ fuse- direct Pre-Wire – 14”/35cm
  • Air hose with quick-clip – 18”/45cm
  • Tire pressure pencil gauge, 10-50psi
  • Rugged carrying case – 6”H x 6″W x 2.25″D
  • Complete instructions
  • Compressor measurements: 4″H x 3.5″W x 2″D
  • Kit weight: 2.2lbs (approx)
I think ill be on the look out for one of these ~~~~$30.00


tom

When i ride long distances i take my Slime air pump, and while they take a few minutes to air a tire up, they still beat a hand pump. Changed a few tires on the road on my klr with it. The case is real small, doesnt take up very much room. I just plug it in to the cigarette light i installed, and 4-5 minutes later the tire is aired up. It doesnt put out a ton of air pressure, but i found with some lube on the tire, the beads seat just fine. Amazon.com has them for $30.11 with free shipping. A must for any epic adventure.



Great ride report Nomadgal. I just started reading along and it sounds like quite the adventure. The klr is my bike of choice as well. A cheap way to conquer the world, thats for sure.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:23 PM   #519
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Hi MerlinIII
The ratchet strap trick is more for beading tubeless tires. It doesn't really do anything for tube type tires like the KLR has.
Regards....justjeff
Thanks Jeff. Guess I wasn't paying attention again.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:42 AM   #520
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It's 10:30 am, and I am finally on the road again!
These last mknute things just took forever it seemed!
After two months of being grounded, packing up was an ordeal even though I put a divider to keep my stuff from falling out in my Pelicans. I still feel I own too much junk!
At starbucks now having some oatmeal, and about to hit the road!
Pictures and ride report later, stand by!

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #521
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:06 PM   #522
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It's 10:30 am, and I am finally on the road again!
These last mknute things just took forever it seemed!
After two months of being grounded, packing up was an ordeal even though I put a divider to keep my stuff from falling out in my Pelicans. I still feel I own too much junk!
At starbucks now having some oatmeal, and about to hit the road!
Pictures and ride report later, stand by!

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Old 01-15-2013, 05:08 AM   #523
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Flat tire woes!

Since I'm finding myself about as tuckered as can be just reading about your tire repairs, I think I have a new plan. My future rides will be in areas where cell phones will work and tow trucks will be available! I'm too dang old to do any of this myself anymore! I still wanna ride though.....

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:26 AM   #524
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:38 PM   #525
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After reading all of the 35 pages last night I must say that this is one of the best RR in here.

Loving your words, you have the talent for writing.
Loving your pictures and the way you are managing your live on the road.
This seems to be a perfect ride!

Thank you for sharing.
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