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Question Good Mini 12v Tire Pump to keep in Bike Bag--???

My CO2 cylinders look pretty bad, and I don't trust them anymore (too old +/-7 yr.) so I"m considering a small or mini 12v compressor to carry in the saddle bags for flat fixin... I have looked on Amazon at one by Slime a 40001 that is about $30 and has pretty good ratings, also I am considering buying one of the china-mart el-cheapos and doing away with the cover & excess stuff...
What are some of y'alls recommendations, anyone have the 40001 Slime pump, or some other that has been great, or any don't get recommendations...???
I have a cigarette lighter plugin already installed on my bike, so that will not be a problem, other than maybe going to a bigger fuse...
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I got a Slime brand on sale at Advance Auto. When I took it out of the box, it looked famiiar. Couple of days later was in WalMart and realized it was exactly the same as what WalMart had, but different color. Yeah, made in China.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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flitecontrol, I didn't see one like this 40001 Slime brand in china-mart here, but our china-mart is about halffast anyway...lol...

Is that 40001 the one you are speaking of...??? If not, what do you think of the 40001...???
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Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
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There are a couple on the Stop and Go tire plugger site here:
http://www.stopngo.com/motorcycle.asp

Scroll down the page about 1/3 of the way to find this one, and a little further to find what they call the $100 gold standard in mini pumps.

Mini-Air Compressor



The new Stop & Go – Portable Mini-Air Compressor measures only 4”x 2” x 6” making it possible to be carried on virtually any motorcycle, scooter or ATV. The built in gauge allows you to observe the increased pressure with a reading up to 120 psi. It also comes with a built in LED light letting you know that it is receiving power and helps you connect to the tire valve after dark. Your motorcycle tire will be fully inflated in less than 10 minutes. And with this unit you also have the ability to inflate sport balls & camping equipment. On the road or in the wilderness you will always have clean outside air available and there’s never a need for replacement parts or re-fills.

Product Contents:
Compressor unit 12V
Built in LED light
Built in gauge 0-120 psi.
4” inch tire valve hose
66" inch power cord fits your battery tender wire
12” inch extension alligator clips
36” inch extension lighter adapter
Sports needle adapter
Inflatable adapter
Complete instructions
Rugged zippered carry case
Measures 4” x 2” x 6”
Weight: 14 oz.



Model # RCP
Price $34.95

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I stand corrected. The Slime brand was at WalMart. I actually bought a Victor QuikAire at Advance auto that was identical to the Slime. Both cost around $15 + tax. Measures 6.5"X6.75"X2" and has a built in light and pressure gauge. I thought the light might come in handy. With my luck, it will be raining and dark when a tire goes flat!

Read the instructions on the model you are interested in. Some say not to run them for more than a certain amount of time and then let them cool down.

Here's the Slime model: http://www.slime.com/product/68/12-V...(COMP-03).html

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OHC, I like the size and weight a bit better on the Stop & Go, but the performance seems to be better by a good bit on the new 40001 Slime pump, and only a slight increase in size and a dollar or two cheaper from Amazon.com with free shipping...
I haven't decided yet and will do a bit more checking...
flitecontrol, that is a little different & larger Slime pump than the new Slime 40001 that I was lookin at...
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Thanks to flitecontrol, I looked at another china-mart and found a very small Slime compressor called a "Tire Top Off", it just goes to 50 psi which is fine, and is supposed to inflate a Std. car tire in 14 min., so it would be a bit less with a cycle tire I suppose...
A very neat package with all Acc. measures in case 2" x 4" x 6" and the actual unit is only 1-7/8" x 4-1/4" x 3-3/4", weight wise just guessin would be 1# or less...
Oh, the cost was less than $10, and it has an LED light & an on off switch also...lol... I'll report back later when I have a chance to halffast check it out...

PS-To test and make sure it did work, i hooked it up to my rear tire which was at 36-37 psi and took it up to 40 psi, it took but a very short time and worked fine...
Thanks Folks, and have a good one...Old Dog...

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Girl's Bike 09 Sporty xl 1200 Custom...33k + & clickin......
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09-xl1200 "C" Vivid Black, Cast wheels w/19" Frt., SE-Stage 1+, X14iEDs...
MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
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This is the one I carry but mine is 250 PSI and I can't find it on their website. This one looks just like mine but mine is 250 PSI. I've had it over a year and it works great. It was on sale for $10 when I bought so I gave it a try. Its great for smaller tires on motorcycles and bicycles. I tried it on my truck tires (20" tires) and it took a while to air up but it did the job.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...sor-96068.html


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This is the one I carry but mine is 250 PSI and I can't find it on their website. This one looks just like mine but mine is 250 PSI. I've had it over a year and it works great. It was on sale for $10 when I bought so I gave it a try. Its great for smaller tires on motorcycles and bicycles. I tried it on my truck tires (20" tires) and it took a while to air up but it did the job.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...sor-96068.html
Looks good, and really not a great deal bigger than the one I got... The case with everything in it is only 2"x 4"x 6" (Pictured on below site) and the unit itself is 1-7/8"x 3-3/4"x 4-1/4"... Better than I expected if it works good...lol...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...1&s=automotive One of the cheapest, but probably not the best unit out there, but may be the most compact and lightest for our use...
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Girl's Bike 09 Sporty xl 1200 Custom...33k + & clickin......
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09-xl1200 "C" Vivid Black, Cast wheels w/19" Frt., SE-Stage 1+, X14iEDs...
MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
RoadKing Air Shocks, Mustang Seat, Progressive Fork Springs...

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