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Electric tyre pump

Can anyone recommend a reliable, small tyre pump that`s powerful enough to do the job but doesn`t take up too much room?
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I've been using this. So far so good.
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cheapo option,
get a £6 tyre pump from the local supermarket, remove the large outer casing, and hey presto, tiny pump with guage.just dont stick your finger tips in the mechanism
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Hi

I have been useing one of these.
they are small enough and will blow your tyre up in about 3 minutes.



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Very handy while they last!

Most of the small electric pumps get very very hot and may not last too long. But are probably worth carrying if you have the extra room and are riding a big bike.

I've used a few elec. pumps, most failed due to vibration on the bike or overheating. I'm now down to a bicycle pump. On a small dual sport no problem, on a big bike with 150 or bigger rear tire, its a lot of work, so elec. pump makes sense.

90% of the time mine was used to air up riding buddies on the road.

You see lots of sale on line or in catalogs.
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yeh first i added a ciggeret lighter socket to my bikes battery the went to machine mart got a 12 v pump up to 250 psi or machine mart have a foot pump for £4.00

pays your moniey takes your choice

P.S. the ciggi lighter insert cost £1:00 I keep it under my seat & use it for my Twat Nav, The pump & anything else I need a 12 v supply for when riding or for a short while
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The 'Slime' pump has worked reliably and well for me for about 3 years. I use it mostly to top up my tires when traveling, but I needed it once to pump up a completely flat tire on a 180/55/17 (fat road tire). It did fine.

It takes up just a little more room than I like- but my panniers are only 26 L so I'm always wishing things were just a little smaller.

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The 'Slime' pump has worked reliably and well for me for about 3 years. I use it mostly to top up my tires when traveling, but I needed it once to pump up a completely flat tire on a 180/55/17 (fat road tire). It did fine.

It takes up just a little more room than I like- but my panniers are only 26 L so I'm always wishing things were just a little smaller.

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My Slime Pump has proven itself reliable and travel worthy. Good quality Chinese pump at a fair price.
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The 'Slime' pump has worked reliably and well for me for about 3 years. I use it mostly to top up my tires when traveling, but I needed it once to pump up a completely flat tire on a 180/55/17 (fat road tire). It did fine.

It takes up just a little more room than I like- but my panniers are only 26 L so I'm always wishing things were just a little smaller.

Slime Power Sport Compressor Air Pump


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We also use the Slime unit (for the past three years) and it has performed very well. It has endured much (extreme heat, cold, vibrations, lots of use) and still works well. Small too.

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I have one of these...

Yes, totally overpriced but it has never ever let me down and has been bashed and smashed and crashed.

It's pretty small for what it is and has lots of attachments , extensions, adaptors etc.

Expensive, but great if your budget can stretch it.

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Ted, Have you used it 97.99 times yet? because when you have, each time would have cost you a £1 !
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Ted, Have you used it 97.99 times yet? because when you have, each time would have cost you a £1 !
haha !

Well, I imported it from the states so only paid about £70 I think. That was back in 2007 before the price went up..

I've used it quite a bit although probably not enough to justify the cost. It's reassuring to know I have it though.

The cheap ones dont last too long, especially when you take them out of the chassis.

Maybe a teliscopic bicycle pump would of been a better idea.. But, pumping up a bicycle tyre to 21 PSI is long sweaty work with one of those, let alone a motorcycle tyre to 30 !

I don't fancy that in 40 degree Africa
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Well, being you already have one, I'll ride with you, I don't mind the Scouse sense of humour, nearly as sharp as Londoners!
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MotoEssentials.com and MotoPumps.com are your number one source for Ultra Compact Pumps and Emergency Tire Repair Kits for Motorcycles, ATVs, C5 & C6 Corvettes with EMT Runflat tires. We also have comfort and safety accessories for adventure touring,

Got one of these, very cheap but has been 100% reliable over two long trips (11 & 6 months). I had more punctures than I care to remember (tubed and tubeless), always got me back on the road. Nothing fancy but it does the job.
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