Air compressor to take in your trip

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by strsout, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. strsout

    strsout Banned Camp

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    Im trying o find a good and small air compressor to drop on the saddle bag for a long trip.
    Saw this one here: Slime 40022 12-Volt Digital Tire Inflator.
    Any other better ideas?

    Slime seams to be the only manufacture with small units but I'm not sure if they are good to inflate a flat tire on my GS.

    Thanks.
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  2. Slaghammer

    Slaghammer Been here awhile

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    I've been real happy with my Slime pump. Packs small.

    I've got it wired to plug into the same pigtail hardwired to the battery that I use for the Tender Jr. Don't have to remove seat, side panel or whatever.
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  3. rollinrob

    rollinrob Long timer

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    I have the Slime one as well, model 40001. Has it's own case and I use a small bungie to attatch a tire plug kit. Plugs right into the battery tender SAE pigtail.

    [​IMG]
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  4. acejones

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    Its good enough. You may have to inflate a bit, let it cool, then inflate more. They are all about the same.
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  5. SgtDuster

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    Mineral or synthetic?
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  6. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    There is a thread on this subject somewhere .
    By the way,I have used my invaded Slime compressor to pump up the flat tires on my skid loader .
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  7. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    Not invaded ,uncased IPhone has a mind of it's own at times .
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  9. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I've been meaning to do this to my slime pump...the cheap one you can find for $10.

    I saw that recommendation on a RR the other day. Looks like a real nice unit but at ten times the price of the slime, and no, I don't own a KLR. :D
    I've topped off the tires on my truck with the slime(325/75-17).
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  10. jules083

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    I can't find the exact one that I use, but this one seems comparable:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schwinn-Telescoping-Frame-Pump/17247743#Specifications


    It's actually faster than you would think. I would say it's almost as fast as a cheap electric compressor, like the slime one posted. For the math people it's 50 CM3 per stroke, and it pumps air on both the in and out strokes. I just bought it a week or so ago so I can't comment on longevity, but I aired up a front dirt bike tire from 0 to 15 psi pretty quickly testing it.
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  11. strsout

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    Thank you everyone for the opinions.
    I do have that $100 one on my bike that is at home, but I think that is too much for a pump.
    I will get this slime and give it a try, for the price... could not get too wrong.

    Tks. :)
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  12. Mr_Gone

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    I am waiting for Android to come out with a Air Compressor app. :lol3

    Currently, though, I have one of those Slime compressors.
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  13. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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  14. Phil in K.C.

    Phil in K.C. Been here awhile

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    Slime
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  15. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Interesting, that look exactly like the guts of a yellow harbor freight pump that I dismantled and tried to do the same thing with. My experiment was a fail and I went with the slime pump, but the design of that aerostich (or the harbor freight) is a lot more robust.
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  17. strsout

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    AviatorTroy, why your experiment went to a fail?
    This one looks interesting and price is right... I'm tempted to try...
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  18. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I stripped down a $10 pump from walmart, looked very similar to the one above, it lasted about one good inflation, then just pumped so little air I tossed it in the trash.

    maybe it was a cheapy, or maybe I burnt it up, but it became apparent that I could not rely on it, so i went another route, heavier and larger, but works everytime.
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  19. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    It would have worked OK but I tried to cut back as much of the casing as practical to reduce bulk, and there are some exposed gears and such in there that just don't do well without the case. It's hard to explain, but the case takes up about 3 times as much volume as the mechanism inside. That Aerostich item looks just like what I tried to do, leave the case around the delicate bits but leave the motor and robust parts protected.

    I think it could work, and if I remember right, the HF item was about 10$ but I couldn't find it on their website anymore.

    This was the one. [​IMG]

    But like I say now I have the Slime one which packs up really small, but is painfully slow.


    I also have a Blackburn 2 stage bicycle pump that I use for emergency backup.
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  20. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    The small pumps don't have a 100% duty cycle, and you can only run them for about 15 minutes before you have to 'rest' them for about 40 minutes.
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