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post #1 of 41 Old 05-27-2011, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Source Of compressed Air For Flat Tires: WIll It Work?

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Two essential accessories on every bike I own: a powerlet plug and an air compressor for motorcycles, that and a quick tire plug kit both fit under the strom seat. You don't have to reinvent the wheel, the solutions are already out there.

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Two essential accessories on every bike I own: a powerlet plug and an air compressor for motorcycles, that and a quick tire plug kit both fit under the strom seat. You don't have to reinvent the wheel, the solutions are already out there.
this.. you can pick up a slime brand one that will fit under the seat (little larger and thicker than a pack of smokes) for 9.99

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Yea...I would just buy an actual compressor. I got this one.

Amazon.com: Slime 40001 Power Sport Tire Inflator: Automotive

Shop around and you can find it cheaper.

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The Slime pump work for five minutes then it must be shut down because it overheats. In that time its adds 5 psi to the typical motorcycle tire. I am not impressed.

How many tires could you fill with air from a paintball can @ 3000psi?
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The Slime pump work for five minutes then it must be shut down because it overheats. In that time its adds 5 psi to the typical motorcycle tire. I am not impressed.

How many tires could you fill with air from a paintball can @ 3000psi?
Can't vouch for or against the slime, but to not quite answer your question, it depends on the size of the tank.

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The Slime pump work for five minutes then it must be shut down because it overheats. In that time its adds 5 psi to the typical motorcycle tire. I am not impressed.
You must have gotten a bad one. My Slime pump works fine, as do thousands of others. I've pumped up several motorcycle and car tires with no issues or shutdowns.

Tanks of Co2 are expensive and very limited -- once you run out, you're stuck. With a compressor, you have an unlimited supply of air. Even if your tire plug has a slow leak, you can at least stop and top it up again as needed in order to limp back home.

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You must have gotten a bad one. My Slime pump works fine, as do thousands of others. I've pumped up several motorcycle and car tires with no issues or shutdowns.

Tanks of Co2 are expensive and very limited -- once you run out, you're stuck. With a compressor, you have an unlimited supply of air. Even if your tire plug has a slow leak, you can at least stop and top it up again as needed in order to limp back home.
Have you ever filled a tire with zero psi in it? The instructions say dont run the bikes engine. You aint filling an empty tire on the bikes battery.

I just wonder how much air is on one of those air tanks. If you could do two or three tires for $50 purchase price it would be great.
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If you'd provided a link, I coud look and see exactly what it is you're talking about. I assume this is a refillable tank and probably doesn't come pre-filled with air. Where would you get it refilled? Will it hold air indefinitely? How do you get it hooked up to an air hose chuck?

I've refilled seriously low car tires (after fixing a flat) with my 12V compressor without any great trouble. The instructions that came with it said to let it have a rest after something like 15 minutes of continuous running. And I have run the engine on the bike while using it at times - keeps the voltage up.
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