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Old 05-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Air Compressor on eBay

I saw this on one of the deal sites and thought it might be good to have (it's an air compressor/jump start system):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Energize...-/360461010147

Anyone have one of these or something similar that they could recommend? I'm a new rider and don't know much about maintenance.

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Old 05-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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I've heard that you're lucky to get maybe 1 jump out of them, but I don't have any personal experiences to back that up.
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Question is: are you gonna lug this thing around on your bike all the time? If not, it makes zero sense. If you want to have jump start ability without assistance from another vehicle, your best bet is to buy a Shorai lithium battery, which weighs next to nothing, keeps a full charge darn near forever, and takes up very little room on your bike. You don't even need a jumper cable if you carry the basic tools to swap the battery.

As for air compressors, take it from a guy that started with a 1hp 8gal tank Sears job and ended up with a 7.5hp 80gal Husky, buy the biggest one your budget and garage space allow. Once you start running power tools, you'll want to run more and more of them with ever bigger SCFM requirement.

OTOH, if you just want portable way of pumping up a flat (assuming you can repair what caused the flat in the first place), there are plenty of 12v tiny air compressors you can buy. Or just buy a portable manual pump. Specialty bike stores like PerformanceBicycle have very nice compact air pumps that cyclist carry on their pedal bikes.
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Thanks for the advice guys, I'm going to pass on it.
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get a dedicated compressor if you want/need one. I have a small craftsman compressor and I bet it's going to last a looong time! I would rather carry a set of quality jumper cables than a booster box. . .cables are always ready, and batteries always die!
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