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Old 03-04-2013, 07:33 PM   #16
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I carry one. Only had to use it on a flat once so far. Worked fine.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #17
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I've purchased a Slime compressor from Wally World. The price was low and it is incredibly light. Wondering if anyone has used this new style with the built in air gauge and how well they hold up? Here is a photo...still in the package.


i had 3, all 3 died before they could "top off" 2 car tires.

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:40 AM   #18
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Slime sells at least 3 diff models of portable compressors. I have no idea which is better if at all but they have a "minutes to fill a tire" rating on the front of the pkg.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:10 AM   #19
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Dont lay them on the ground while running, dirt will be the enemy, it may be ok on tarmac.
I carry a little bunge cord to hold it off the ground out of the dirt.



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Huh, could be the gauge is just broken. Or that my DRZ's electrical isn't putting out enough power.
Keep the DRZ running while compressing? Check with another gauge?
I bought a tire gauge from Snap On. I thought it was going to be good but it is 10 psi off from my friend's gauge that is calibrated regularly.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #20
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I bought 1 of these cheepos for bike top-off, but it didn't last very long. Slime did send me another, but it also soon died while on a fairly long tour.

Now carrying an older larger Slime that's been de-cased.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #21
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I have carried one of these for three years. I use it every once in a while to make sure it still works. No Problems. i took the case off it to make it pack smaller. If you do that just be aware of the parts that get hot when it is running.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:52 AM   #22
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If you're going to use it on car tires best you lift the cars weight off of the tire. Not even the best electric pumps will last long trying to inflate a tire with ~1000 lbs sitting on it
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:14 AM   #23
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If you're going to use it on car tires best you lift the cars weight off of the tire. Not even the best electric pumps will last long trying to inflate a tire with ~1000 lbs sitting on it
I inflated mine every few days with my tour when it had a nail in the tire. Its still going.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #24
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Please bear in mind that the Slime pump has a very low duty cycle. So if is it pumping for 2 minutes straight. Turn it off for about 5-8 mins then restart. This will help your pump last much longer.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #25
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I inflated mine every few days with my tour when it had a nail in the tire. Its still going.
Yeah? That's great! But why didn't you plug the tire?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #26
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I work ungodly hours. Yesterday was 4am-11pm. Most days are fairly close to that, usually im off by 7-8. It held air enough to go a couple days or more so it wasnt something that needed done immediately. Gotta make time somewhere. Hate to do it, but it had to be done. Its been plugged along with tires rotated. Had to call a shop to come pick it up and gave the guy and extra $25 for doing it on a sat.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #27
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I thought mine was messed up until I discovered the gauge was sticky; the pump actually works pretty good (rewired mine to the SAE plug as well).
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:53 AM   #28
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I have the one you have, and have only used it once or twice but it's been fine so far. And I think I paid 10 bucks for it..
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 PM   #29
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I have the one you have, and have only used it once or twice but it's been fine so far. And I think I paid 10 bucks for it..
I paid about the same price. Is the avtar a pic of the aircraft you fly?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:47 AM   #30
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I've taken a few of these low volume, high pressure pumps apart to make them more "compact" , and so far they've all used the same pump mechanisms. Granted this is a limited sample, but generally they only differ with the extras, i.e. gauge, switch, etc.

Oh, and be careful when running them without the enclosure. They can get a bit warm
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