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Mini air compressor
« on: July 22, 2014, 09:22:09 pm »
Hello folks. I'm thinking about buying a mini compressor to keep in the pannier to go with the Stop and Go Tyre plugger kit. Will these compressors be ok running from the bike power sockets. I can't think of anything but when I had the GTR, I'm sure someone on that forum said you had to be careful what one you used on a bike. Any thoughts at all

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Re: Mini air compressor
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 09:29:44 pm »
I got a ring bike specific compressor (rac605), works a treat, gave myself a puncture to practice with my stop and go, 8 mins from start to finish, tyre pumped to 42psi. And that was first time doing it.
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Re: Mini air compressor
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 09:34:53 pm »
I got one like this off eBay

RAC Mini Compressor

It is a really good small size for either packing away under the seat or actually I keep mine in the little side pocket of the top box tank liner
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Re: Mini air compressor
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 09:48:36 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
I got one like this off eBay

RAC Mini Compressor

It is a really good small size for either packing away under the seat or actually I keep mine in the little side pocket of the top box tank liner
I did look at one of them, but was put off with the 10 minutes to 30 psi, the ring one is not quite as small, but a lot lot quicker, and doesnt heat up. I keep mine in side pannier with waterproofs spare gloves and tyre plug kit.
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Re: Mini air compressor
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 09:52:08 pm »
I figured as it was for emergency use only and I don't plan to use it for 'general' inflation I could put up with a slower inflation time...
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Re: Mini air compressor
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 09:53:18 pm »
Next time you're in a Morrisons supermarket or Petrol station,
have a look at their Motor accessory section - I got a min compressor from there for about £8
and the power cable on it is long enough to plug into the Power socket in the top box,
and still reach the front tyre, while being small enough to carry inside the top box or pannier
without taking up too much room !


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Re: Mini air compressor
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 03:28:37 am »
Instead of caring around a compressor that may or may not work, try CO2. Here in the US there are plenty of places you can buy them. I carry 5 to 6 just to be sure. 3 are supposedly to do the rear. I have used them on a off road bike with great success.

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/stop-go-pocket-tubeless-tire-plugger-repair-kit-evaluation?image=00
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Re: Mini air compressor
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 08:37:36 am »
The CO2 cartridges are good, and compact, but they do have their limitations,
i.e. if you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, fixing a puncture with one of the plug type kits,
they don't always seal on the first or even second attempt, and there's a risk of running out of cartridges.

At least with a pump you have an unlimited supply of air to pump the tyre up,
if it takes several goes to plug the puncture  :169:




 



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