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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 28-Oct-2012, 12:00 AM (208) Thread Starter
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Question Motorcycle AIR compressor

Folks, I've been struggling to find a proper (as in working all the time) air compressor for my 1200GS. There are many sites out there selling mini compressors, some of them have reviews that would make you run the other way. I don't want to carry a normal 12v compressor with me when I go touring, although I probably could make some space.

These are the sites I looked at:

MOTOAUS.COM - Stopngo 12v Portable Motorcycle Air Compressor | Reviews | products

Buy Now: Cycle Pump Motorcycle Air Compressor, EZ Air Tire Gauge, Tire Repair Kit | Pashnit Moto

Slime Air Compressor vs. AirMan Sparrow Air Compressor - webBikeWorld

Stop & Go 12V Mini Air Compressor for Motorcycles - Touratech-USA

MINI AIR COMPRESSOR 12V MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER ATV PRESSURE GUAGE | Gadget City | Lasoo Online Catalogues

Can anyone recommend a reliable 12v mini compressor? That would be great.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 28-Oct-2012, 03:19 AM (347)
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Cycle Pump , hands down.

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Kurt1305 is right!

I've had my Cycle Pump for over 10 years and it has seen some service. The chuck is rock solid on the valve stems and the pump just plain works.

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Kurt1305 is right!

I've had my Cycle Pump for over 10 years and it has seen some service. The chuck is rock solid on the valve stems and the pump just plain works.

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Yeah, I can see that. I was desperately hoping I could let someone else do the hard yards rather than getting sweaty over 4 missing PSIs.

How long would you need to be a slave to the pump to get 1 PSI ?

Thanks folks for your replies.
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Yeah, I can see that. I was desperately hoping I could let someone else do the hard yards rather than getting sweaty over 4 missing PSIs.

How long would you need to be a slave to the pump to get 1 PSI ?

Thanks folks for your replies.

I've never timed it. Please keep in mind that it's a low volume pump meant for emergency use. It's taken two or three minutes to pump a flat tire up to around 35 lbs, or 2.4 bars. I've used it occasionally, when traveling, to put a little air in so my best guess would be thirty seconds for pound of air.

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I'll chime in too, Cycle Pump is the way to go.
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I've tried taking the casing off cheap auto parts store compressors (twice). Both eventually broke. Cycle Pump is the way to go, and you'll probably never need another pump again.

BTW I replaced the chuck with a thumb-lock because of issues with my old ST1300's valve stems.

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At $4.99 each, taking the casing off a Harbor Freight pump was the way to go for me. When it gives up the ghost, I'll just get a new one. If it does it in the outback, I've got co2 as a back-up.

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I like the Airman "Sparrow"

Airman Sparrow Compact Air Compressor Review | Rider Magazine

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I put a couple of pounds into my rear tire with a bicycle pump before I road to work today.
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