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Old 07-08-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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small air pump

I check my tire pressure before every ride and kind of tired of dragging out the huge air compressor & hoses to put in 1 psi or so.

Is there a small electric air compressor that someone can recommend? What do you use to put air into yours?
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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You will prolly get that 1 lb when the tire heats up
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how big is the "huge" one you're avoiding?

i asked a question about compressors awhile back and bevo suggested the Husky Air Scout Link

Brad (Haileyan) suggested a refurbed 3 gal craftsman from sears outlet but dunno which one.

i never ended up buyin one.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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heres a craftsman one thats comparable to that husky air scout
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also heard that the jumper cable boxes with the built on compressors work pretty decent. only downside to those is you have to make sure the battery is charged or plug into your car cigarette lighter adapter thing
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:35 PM   #5
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yeah mine is a 3 gallons but it's in the garage with two cars in there so it's a tight squeeze to get to it....I was thinking on the line of small one...like the one that plugs into the cigarrette lighter plug (but may be with a wall-plug adapter). I'll search around on the net and see if I can find something.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #6
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i use a bicicle air pump
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Hmm...I don't mind trying that out
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yeah mine is a 3 gallons but it's in the garage with two cars in there so it's a tight squeeze to get to it....I was thinking on the line of small one...like the one that plugs into the cigarrette lighter plug (but may be with a wall-plug adapter). I'll search around on the net and see if I can find something.
i see...try one of the jumper cable boxes that have the compressor on it. you dont even have to plug it in if its got a full charge.
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Hmm...I don't mind trying that out
Works like a charm. I was surprised.
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You could do this:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcyc...cles/air-pump/

I carry one of these:

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fyi - i just tried the air compressor on one of those jumper cable boxes. it worked. brought it from 31 psi to just over 35 in no time at all. turns out my cousin keeps a charged one in the garage.

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is this from experience or just something u saw?
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http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2117704&postcount=19


the other link is interesting though - never really thought about removing the over-sized plastic casing from a pump to make it fit under a MC seat.
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the other link is interesting though - never really thought about removing the over-sized plastic casing from a pump to make it fit under a MC seat.
lol. sorry. read it after i woke up from a nap. saw it say "you could carry"
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lol. sorry. read it after i woke up from a nap. saw it say "you could carry"
just giving you a hard time.

The CO2 option works fine but of course its single use and you would need several to fill a totally flat tire - I think each CO2 canister gives you like 8lbs so do the math.

So I prefer the on-board compressor option.
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that looks awesome, but you'd probably have to buy a craftsman battery huh?
Yes but if you already have craftsman 19.2v tools then your set.
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yeah mine is a 3 gallons but it's in the garage with two cars in there so it's a tight squeeze to get to it....I was thinking on the line of small one...like the one that plugs into the cigarrette lighter plug (but may be with a wall-plug adapter). I'll search around on the net and see if I can find something.
how bout just running a connection to the front of the garage and call it a day. i too have the same issue with the compressor being in the back of the garage and having two cars in the way. harbor freights sells 50 foot lines you can run along your wall to the spool that you wind with your hand. pump and go and it will be cheaper than buying a second compressor.
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