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mini-air compressors????......

I did a quick search but could not find any info. I think it was on this forum where I saw some guys came across some mini-air compressors that they take with on long trips. I have been un-lucky the past year or so and have picked up nails/screws three times in pretty new tires!!!! A small compressor would be nice.....anybody have any tips where to get one???

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I got a "Totes" mini compressor for Christmas. I have not tried it yet. It is compact, 8x3x5 inches and comes with a 10 foot chord and a 14 inch long air hose. Says it will do 250 PSI. Plugs into car cigarette lighter so you would need BMW plug to Cigarette lighter adapter. Made by ETON, a division of Tandy brand products in West Bend, WI. No web site listed on box or instructions. My wife says it was around $12.00.

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Harbor Freight has one, for about $15.00. I will be getting one later this month.

Ad said it will pump to 120psi.
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I did a quick search but could not find any info. I think it was on this forum where I saw some guys came across some mini-air compressors that they take with on long trips. I have been un-lucky the past year or so and have picked up nails/screws three times in pretty new tires!!!! A small compressor would be nice.....anybody have any tips where to get one???

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The airpump from BESTRESTPRODUCTS.COM is the one used by a LOT of folks doing their "AROUND THE WORLD" trips....and was evidently used by some of the British troops in Afghanistan or Iraq. On the pricey side.....but you know what they say......."you get what you pay for..."


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The airpump from BESTRESTPRODUCTS.COM is the one used by a LOT of folks doing their "AROUND THE WORLD" trips....and was evidently used by some of the British troops in Afghanistan or Iraq. On the pricey side.....but you know what they say......."you get what you pay for..."
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It is the one I bought and use. I am sure there are many that will do the trick, but I like the way this is built, and it fits in a case and stows pretty easy.

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I did a quick search but could not find any info. I think it was on this forum where I saw some guys came across some mini-air compressors that they take with on long trips. I have been un-lucky the past year or so and have picked up nails/screws three times in pretty new tires!!!! A small compressor would be nice.....anybody have any tips where to get one???

Steve
I bought this one recently and like it a lot. Course, you know what they say - leave it at home and you'll have a need for it on the road. Carry it with you and you'll have no need for it!!!!!!
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I bought the CyclePump and the in line air pressure gauge from BESTRESTPRODUCTS.COM and love them. Used them several times to add air and they worked great. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for, IMHO.

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+1 on the CyclePump

This isn't a cheap pump, but it is compact and reliable. It also ships with a 24" air hose, 8' power cord and with many power options. I have the adventure combo pack offered here http://bestrestproducts.com/celestia/products/cyclepump/ at the bottom of the page.

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Quite odd.

Yesterday I was in PepBoys picking up a Bondo-file for my ceramics, walked past 12V compressors and remembered that it had been a few years since I've seen a thread about striping down those buggers, and installing them where the canister used to be.

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Bought a $10.00 one from wally-world. stripped the plastic off it. now it stows easy (under seat). works great. even if only lasts long enough to pump up one tire on the road, its paid for itself.
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I would love to see what is now inside the CyclePump/BestRest unit. A couple of years ago, one of the cycle magazines had a report on the CyclePump, and had a picture of it with the cover off. I was absolutely amazed to see it was the exact cheap crappy unit that I had taken out of one of the $10 plastic WalMart type units. It was just put in an aluminum case. If that is still the case, it is one of the biggest rip offs of all time. Will anyone with a later one take the cover off and post a picture?

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Bought a $10.00 one from wally-world. stripped the plastic off it. now it stows easy (under seat). works great. even if only lasts long enough to pump up one tire on the road, its paid for itself.
Yup, me too. Around 10-15 bucks IIRC. I took the plastic off, wired it for a BMW powerlet plug, and stuck a pressure gauge on the hose.

Very small, stows well. Watch out for moving parts when using it. I just lay it on the ground and let it vibrate around. I have used this for several years. It isn't pretty but it is practical.
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I bought the CyclePump and the in line air pressure gauge from BESTRESTPRODUCTS.COM and love them. Used them several times to add air and they worked great. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for, IMHO.

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+1 with Ray I have the CyclePump also and have used several times also have the pressure gauge. I wanted something that it was going to work when I needed it. It came with its own bag, also got a tire plug kit and some plug strips from the Auto Supply store. Good luck with your purchase. I agree that you get what you pay for. Yes, and Charlie can tell you that when you have one, you better check your tire pressure regularly. I mest up my front rim after I hit a crater on the road while going nuts during Vermont BBD trip. There was not enough air in the tire The group got me a Pressure gauge to help my estupidity enjoy life to the fullest


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I bought this Craftsman off of a clearance table at Kmart for $15, comes with a digital guage built in.

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Cyclepump is the one i use.

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Bought a $10.00 one from wally-world. stripped the plastic off it. now it stows easy (under seat). works great. even if only lasts long enough to pump up one tire on the road, its paid for itself.
I have a 10 buck wally world one too and it has faithfully taken care of three cars, 2 motorcycles and countless bikes for the last five years.
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I bought this one recently and like it a lot. Course, you know what they say - leave it at home and you'll have a need for it on the road. Carry it with you and you'll have no need for it!!!!!!
Plus 1 I've carried mine for 2 years and works great

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Thanks for all the info guys......

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Someone posted on the ADV site that Auto Zone has the Slime 40001 on sale for 9.99$. I have not checked yet but if they do I am stocking up.
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I stopped by Auto Zone, and sure enough, $9.99. Clerk said it was priced wrong, should have been $29.99, but since it was on the shelf for that price he sold me one. Used it on the LT and my wife's FJR1300, comes with direct to battery, cigarette lighter plug and more.
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