Cycle Pump vs Adventure Designs Micro Pump

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bigdog54, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    +1 on #19 . Mine has been dropped , missing a tooth or two after it got dropped while running . Still pumps up my skid loader tire .
    I use the CO2 to seat a tire and finish with the pump .
    It has been used a lot in the three years that I have had it .
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  2. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    Here is a comparison between the pumps I have.
    The Stop-n-go weighs in at just under a pound. The naked pump about 1.5 pounds and the Cyclepump around 2 pounds. I have used them all and all worked fine. The chuck on the Cyclepump is a bit fidgety. Due to size and weight, the Stop-n-go travels with me offroad and on trips (the gauge is nice also). The naked, stays in a sidecar bike and the Cyclepump stays in the truck.
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  3. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Nice comparison, thanks Man.

    The Stop and Go looka appealing
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  4. BigToad

    BigToad The Bone Destroyer

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    Just wrap the pump in a rag, when you use it just lay the pump on the rag, did that for many years with no problems
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  5. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Add a 6" mini bungee to the pouch. Then hang the pump off the bike. This way you do not have to hold it up by one of the cables (cause it gets too hot to hold onto the pump directly) and you do not have to put it down on the ground where it will grind and drag around from the vibration.
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  6. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    This may have been answered already, on my goldwing the 12 grm cartridge would give me 5 psi, on the KLR one will bump the front to about 10 to 12 lbs and a rear to about 8 psi.

    If you get a CO2 get one that doesnt have to be threaded and buy the 12 grm pellet gun cartridges, they are about $15 for a box of 25 or $20 for a box of 40
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  7. Quarterbore

    Quarterbore Adventurer

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    Glad to find this - I was looking for something small and I looked at the specs and that Stop and Go mini air compressor is rated at 6AMPs (12v) so she will be fine with the 7.5amp fuse on the standard battery tender hookup to supply power. $37 certainly sounds better then $100 but both sound better then a hand pump :eek1

    http://www.stopngo.com/mini-air-compressor-for-motorcycles-scooters-atvs-only/

    The Cycle pump is rated at 10 - 12 AMP at full load which might mean I would need to rewire my battery tenderer hookup assuming the 7.5Amp fuse they use is based on the wire then use?
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  8. X1Glider

    X1Glider Been here awhile

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    Why mess around with an electric pump? All bikes come with an air pump as standard. It's called your engine.

    The OP has a boxer. Easiest solution is Engine-Air's spark plug hose adapter. I've been using a similar one for years for the 2 boxers and dozen american v-twins I've had as well as a handful of dirt bikes.These types of bikes make it easy to get to the spark plug so it makes good sense.

    On my 2 cylinder FI bikes, I pulled the fuel pump fuse to make sure there were no gas fumes going into the tire and removed the other plug to make it easier work for the starter motor. The carb bikes, I just shut off the petcock and take out the other plug as well. Gave it a few cranks to get any residual fumes out before installing it into the plug hole. Then, the tire airs up quick and can even seat a bead...at least it can on a big twin. The smaller cylinders in a 4 might be a different story, I don't know about that.

    If you don't mind gas fumes in your tires, you can leave in the other plug and let combustion happen to make the motor turn over instead of just using the starter.

    I don't use this on my Ninja 1000 though. I'd have to remove the side plastics, lift the tank, undo the upper and lower halves of the airbox before being able to access a plug.
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  9. ERD

    ERD Custom Rider

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    I'm using the Stop N Go kit, mostly because I am a dealer selling it. The Slim compressor works well too as the engine cylinder pump. I've had to use the pump a few times a all of them worked well but are slooooow to fill up. The only thing I do not like is the engine cylinder air pump. Not a fan of removing the spark plug on a hot engine so I can fill up the tire.

    I have a real air compressor at home and at the shop for regular air top off so I only use the portable compressor on the road.

    For the money, I would pickup a Slim compressor and sticky sting tire repair kit for a total of $20 from Walmart and call it a day.
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  10. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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    I thought the Engine-Air pump design uses cylinder pressure to pump atmospheric air into the tire, meaning it won't pass any fuel to the tire.
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  11. se123

    se123 Sean

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    How much did that run, I didn't see a price
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  12. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    788ZAR incl post which approx equals $USD77.

    Ask them to pack it in heaps bubble wrap. The plastic feet on mine broke in transit. After 5 emails to them and not one reply I gave up.

    Product 10/10. After sales customer service 0/10. :bluduh
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