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Old 04-08-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Cycle Pump vs Adventure Designs Micro Pump

I am scheduled to blast off on a week long ride in ONE WEEK.

http://www.advdesigns.com/mitipukitwit.html

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-30...o-w-gauge.aspx

Anyone have experience with either pump? Whats better? Whats smaller? ect ect ect.

Or is there a small hand pump that doesn't take 10 minutes of forearm busting pumping.

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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The ADVdesigns pump looks a lot like the slime pump. I have been using a gutted slime pump for a few years now with no problems. Something like $10 at Walmart...
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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The cycle pump is good, but too big and heavy for me; I ended up putting it in the auto.
I now carry a Stop-n-Go on bike trips.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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Cycle Pump

A Cycle Pump has lived in the luggage of my bike(s) for 6-7 years, never had a problem, check my tires weekly and can't remember the last time I used a gas station to air my tyres. I also carry a tyre repair kit from Sound Rider.

The only thing with the Cycle Pump is some valve stems don't like the filler chuck. No problem with Metzelers on my GS, but filling Dunlops on my old ST1300 needed the chuck to be held in place by hand. Not really a problem, I guess.

I tried the cheaper way of breaking the case off a Walmart pump. That didn't last very long.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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Anyone know how much pressure you can get out of a CO2 cartridge? I've thought of switching over since they are more compact, but have no idea how they work on motorcycle tires.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #6
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Motopumps

I have hauled one around in my pannier for three years and used it exactly one time. It worked just fine but I can't really personally vouch for the longterm life of the unit.

That being said, Motopumps are sold by a fellow inmate on this vendor thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=motopumps

He also has his own website:

http://motopumps.com/
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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For whatever it's worth, I've had the CyclePump onboard as a regular part of the standard loadout for a while. Love it. I keep some plugs, patches and tire tools in with it and am good to go. It's been there and been simple to use on a couple of incidents where I was glad it was so straightforward and didn't require a lot of fiddling around under the circumstances.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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The cycle pump is bigger but it works. It's the one I carry, will a smaller cheeper one work? most likley, do I want to find out 2 years down the road on the side of some trail with a flat..... No.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:44 AM   #9
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The C02 cartridges don't give you much of a hit. They will pump high pressure, but at very low volume. A 10 gram cartridge, which is fairly common, holds a little over 5 liters of gas at standard temperature and pressure (that is to say, roughly 5 liters at atmospheric pressure at 68 F.) It's not that much.

I've found one cartridge is good for topping up a couple of times if you're a few pounds low. To reinflate a tire that's flat, I'd count on using three or four or more. Given that they cost a couple bucks each, it's hardly an economical way to roll.

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Anyone know how much pressure you can get out of a CO2 cartridge? I've thought of switching over since they are more compact, but have no idea how they work on motorcycle tires.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #10
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Anyone know how much pressure you can get out of a CO2 cartridge? I've thought of switching over since they are more compact, but have no idea how they work on motorcycle tires.
It's not just the pressure, but the volume of air. A typical 16gr CO2 catridge will fill 1 bicycle tire (approx., depending on size and pressure). For a MC tire, 1 canister won't be enough air to fill a whole tire. Since the cartridges are a buck or two a pop, it's not cost effective to use them (IMO).

This thing is kind of cool, but I'm still leaning toward the Slime compressor myself - http://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-W...n=AASPS01-3140

Edit - fixed link. & Canuman beat me to it....
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #11
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This is what I carry

http://www.aerostich.com/tools/tire-...ompressor.html

I have used this little pump many times, it hasn't let me down yet. It is very compact, stows just about anywhere.
It will fill a rear tire to recommended pressure in less than 5 minutes.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #12
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http://www.aerostich.com/tools/tire-...ompressor.html

I have used this little pump many times, it hasn't let me down yet. It is very compact, stows just about anywhere.
It will fill a rear tire to recommended pressure in less than 5 minutes.
Mine has also been very reliable.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:16 AM   #13
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All I can say is I've had my CyclePump with me for years. It always works when (rarely) needed and I don't have to worry about it. I know it is bigger than some others on the market, but peace of mind is a wonderful thing...
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #14
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It's not just the pressure, but the volume of air. A typical 16gr CO2 catridge will fill 1 bicycle tire (approx., depending on size and pressure). For a MC tire, 1 canister won't be enough air to fill a whole tire. Since the cartridges are a buck or two a pop, it's not cost effective to use them (IMO).
Thanks. I carry the Slime compressor with me, but damn it's big and weighs alot.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #15
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I have been using a Cyclepump for 4 years for all my bike and car needs. Used to leave it in a bag on my left tank guard. Went down on it twice in Alaska. It looks very beat up as a result but still performs like on day one. Now it resides in my left pannier for a little more protection although it gets wet on occasion. As noted above it can have issues with some valves. I would buy it again.
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