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Air pump
« on: August 20, 2017, 11:09:27 pm »
Anyone use this one?  I have to admit to being more than disappointed in this Air Man pump!  I like the size and design, but after using it sparingly over the past couple years, it went out like a loud screaming cow.  And yet the "Slime" model I have from Walmart in the car is still going strong after more than twice the use.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a new pump, that's better than your average Chinese quality; something I can truly depend on?

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Re: Air pump
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 11:26:07 pm »
I've used the Slime air compressor ($15 at Walmart) extensively on my ATVs and carry one on each ATV.  I used one on my bikes but not as much since I'm not airing up and down on a regular basis like on the ATVs.  I also have one of the Slime air compressors in the saddlebags of my bikes.  I also have one in my car but I have more serious air compressors in my SUV and pickup.  I have to admit I was rather skeptical of it but a friend had been using one for a good while and was very satisfied with it.  I really recommend it as a basic air compressor - great bang for the buck.
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 01:33:19 am »
I've only used this once, but after someone from COG in a recent thread recommended this, I'm so far happy with the performance. The MotoPump MiniPro Standard is definitely staying in the case wherever I travel.

http://www.motopumps.com

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Re: Air pump
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 02:58:57 am »
+1 on the Motopump.
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 05:13:06 am »
I use Topeak floor pump. I see no problem with manually inflating bike tires, even after tire change. Electric air pumps are for ladies... ;)
 

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Re: Air pump
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 12:50:13 pm »
Yea I have the same bicycle floor pump at home to get the Angel GTs at 42psi cold. But when traveling, do you bring that same pump?   :rotflmao: 

Of course thats why i bought the Motopump instead of strapping floop pump to the rack!  :motonoises:

I use Topeak floor pump. I see no problem with manually inflating bike tires, even after tire change. Electric air pumps are for ladies... ;)
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 05:54:21 pm »
I take smaller hand pump.  :great:
Topeak road morph does excellent job maintaining tire pressure. 

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Re: Air pump
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 06:40:07 pm »
I take smaller hand pump.  :great:
Topeak road morph does excellent job maintaining tire pressure.

+1 on the hand pump.

Great if you have the high pressure type, then it is real easy to top off the pressure, no effort at all.
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 07:45:20 pm »
The Cycle Pump, Lifetime Warranty and built the way you'd want one built

Read the August MCNews

As the author states

"luck favors the well prepared"
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"as the saying goes, spend a little more and only cry once" :)

I'm done buying plastic pumps
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2017, 07:59:29 pm »
Cool and you get a rad pair of shades to go with it?
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 08:16:20 pm »
^Yeah!
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 11:09:08 am »
I take smaller hand pump.  :great:
Topeak road morph does excellent job maintaining tire pressure.

I like this idea.

Does this pump fit in the side-cases, or topbox?

Where do YOU guys stow this puppy??

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Re: Air pump
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 03:13:51 pm »
I take smaller hand pump.  :great:
Topeak road morph does excellent job maintaining tire pressure.


I like this idea.

Does this pump fit in the side-cases, or topbox?

Where do YOU guys stow this puppy??

gr


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I recommend something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Bodyguard-Mini-Bike-Pump-Compatible/dp/B01MG5R609

The bicycle tire pumps are designed for the tubeless low volume style bicycle tires that are typically inflated to around 100 PSI.



I have a slightly different one, but it works the same and about the same size. You want one with a short flexible hose so you can get in there without damaging the valve stem and room to work the pump. The high pressure pump is easy to operate as it pushes a low volume of air. It takes a little longer but very easy to operate. The air hose is not quick connect, but it does screw onto the valve stem. Not difficult to attach or disconnect without losing any significant volume of air. Takes up very little room and easily stored just about anywhere. On my last ride, I topped off my tires in less time than struggling with an electric inflator. As long as you are just topping off the pressure, it's hard to beat this tool. Mine has thick wall aluminum tube and is pretty tough and crush proof. To check air pressure, I use a SLIME brand digital air pressure gauge from Walmart. This is now my choice for on the road tire maintenaince. I only use electric pumps at home.



This one is very accurate but larger.

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Re: Air pump
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2017, 03:07:56 am »
That mini hand pump looks great. :great:  That is until you need to seat a bead. :-[
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 11:51:01 pm »
That mini hand pump looks great. :great:  That is until you need to seat a bead. :-[
That is where a ratcheting strap (tire tourniquet) comes in handy.  ;)
I showed this method to my kid, he was dumbfounded.

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Re: Air pump
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 01:33:35 am »
Last 6 or so tire changes, the bead was set with a hand pump AND NO STRAP.

So there!   ;)

Yes, it is slow, but it works.
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2017, 12:04:39 pm »
Last 6 or so tire changes, the bead was set with a hand pump AND NO STRAP.

So there!   ;)

Yes, it is slow, but it works.

That'sIMpressive INDEED!  :beerchug:
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Re: Air pump
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2017, 11:38:09 pm »
I too have the Motopump and dynaplug tire repair items. Last week on my trip through 5 states in 6 days I picked up a nail in the rear tire. TPMS alerted me to a low tire pressure and I was able to patch the tire and pump it back up and get home OK. I have had tire punctures before and have always been able to make repairs and continue on.

Mine is the top one on this page.

http://www.motopumps.com/#features

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Re: Air pump
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 12:18:07 am »
Greg,

That looks like a nice plug kit.  :great:
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