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electric tyre inflator

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i am wondering if any of you have purchased a tyre inflator could give me some advice. I want to purchase one for the Norway trip later this year.

My concern is the electric socket in the BMW GS 1200 is smaller than car cigarette lighter.
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I picked up a tyre repair kit from my local adventure bike shop which contains a neat little air pump with plug to fit bmw and adapter to allow it to fit others. The make is XplorerMoto - bit expensive but works very well and is small. Of course a bicycle pump works well too. Much cheaper
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A slime pump



And an adaptor from Nippy Normans



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I used to use an Airman Compact Compressor from Screwfix for about £14 (branded ones exactly the same for about £30). Not sure if they still do them.




Slime do very similar one, never used it but I hear a lot of others have recomended them.



Bestrest do one called cycle pump but never used it.



I now use the one from adventure designs, it's a bit expensive but it was a gift.



Any of those cheap generic micro compressors are good, just take the plastics off if you want them smaller. A lot of ADVers do this. Just a few tips... most have the 12v socket not the BMW DIN socket so you'll need an adapter or an aftermarket socket. If your bike has canbus and your running it via the OE socket it might cut out. No problem just restart the bike to reset the canbus. Keep the engine running while your using it because when you reach the higher pressures and it has to work harder it'll drain your battery.
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Just a thought. Can I use the foot pump instead.
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