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Offline Maclean156

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Air compressor
on: November 17, 2019, 11:01:53 AM
Hi. Can anyone recommend a decent accurate tyre inflators? Must be accurate and small to carry on bike and plugs into 12v socket on my 2019 se gt. Thanks.

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Re: Air compressor
Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 11:43:37 AM
I got this small one like this from Screw-fix from 12.99 but black and cheaper on FleaBay



But I always then check my tyre pressures with one of these

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Re: Air compressor
Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 12:38:35 PM
I have one of these which I take with me when touring.. TBH I have never had to use it, but it's there just in case

It may cost a little more but comes highly recommended, being stuck with a flat tyre and no repair kit would be a nightmare

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Repair-Emergency-Sealant-Compressor-Adaptor/dp/B01EJYSPAY/ref=asc_df_B01EJYSPAY/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310493449173&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13749531175180322404&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045181&hvtargid=pla-762806355557&psc=1

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Re: Air compressor
Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 02:04:00 PM
I have an Aerostitch..its tiny and works great....


Offline Keener

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Re: Air compressor
Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 10:40:52 PM
The one i have is close to the same as TowerMan .....and it works fine all i need ...just make sure you try them out,  do a dry run as some of the lower cost pumps should be proven , also carry a good gauge as well the ones on the pumps are usally crap no matter what they cost . I use dynaplugs for the repair and they very well to fix puntures 

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Re: Air compressor
Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 01:00:58 AM
I went with the Cycle Pump compressor. Not cheap but worth every penny. I keep my air gauge in the black drift camera case as well as a multi-tool.

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Re: Air compressor
Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 12:19:05 PM
I don't think the guage has to be accurate.  Use an accurate guage to know what the pressure is and then use the guage on the compressor to see the difference and adjust accordingly.

I have 3 pencil guages, 1 digital and a round one with a long hose and they each give slightly different readings  :lostit:

Besides, a pound or 2 doesn't really matter

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Re: Air compressor
Reply #7 on: November 18, 2019, 05:24:32 PM
Thanks guys....advice has been very useful.