Air compressor to take in your trip

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

  1. Wlfman

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  4. racer1735

    racer1735 Been here awhile

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    I bought this exact set-up yesterday. SLIME 40001 and a tire repair kit with the two t-handle reamer/insertion tools and some rubber cement. I then bought a cheap 'shaving travel kit' which holds both the air compressor's pouch (minus all of the optional power cords except the SAE cable), plus the tire repair kit. Fits nicely in one of the notches in a saddle bag on my ST1300. I also plan to put it in the truck when my son and I go riding the canyon and river trails this summer.
    I haven't had a flat tire in 30+ years of riding. Investing $52 in this gear will either insure I never have one, or I will suffer a rash of them. 250 miles today were flat free!
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  5. HaChayalBoded

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    or you can buy them individually
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  7. Nailhead

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    I bought an Airman Sparrow a few years back & it has worked well for motorcycle tires, and repeated, long-duration topping-off a tire on my pickup.

    No complaints so far, but then I'm not exactly a power user.
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  8. jwalters

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    Just hope you never have to set a bead... sometimes even a 12volt pump is too small to set beads on stubborn tires. With your tubeless GS, its less of a problem but even tubeless tires can run the bead off the rim when too low.

    I wouldn't want just a hand pump in that situation as I often have to take the rear tire up to 50-60psi to set the bead. If all you are doing is "topping off" your tire pressure, then a hand pump would be fine.

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  9. SteveROntario

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    Agreed, squeezing a tubeless tire into position to start a bead while pumping by hand is a pain. Seating the bead is just about impossible on a heavy sidewall tire. When I lived in an apartment I would just get the tires ride-able with a hand pump and then go to the gas station with a quarter and some dish soap to finish the job.
    Steve

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