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    Portable air pump and tire plugging kit

    Anyone have any suggestions on a portable air pump and tire pluging kit (for radial tires) that I can take with me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaasu View Post
    Anyone have any suggestions on a portable air pump and tire pluging kit (for radial tires) that I can take with me?
    Plug using this ($7.95 kit):

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...px?sst=RR|4552

    Inflate, using this ($100 Cycle Pump):

    http://www.pashnit.com/product/cyclepump.html
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    Plus one on the Cyclepump. You can get cheaper ones at the big box stores, but the Cyclepump is the best.

    I like the Dynaplug kit for plugging a leak.

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    The fancy air pumps are nice, but pricey. You can also go down to your local WM or Target or auto parts outlet and get a plastic-cased 12v tire inflator, ditch the plastic case, and carry only the pump inside. This might cost $10.
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    My $19 slime pump works great, I have used it to help others, inflate new tires after changing them in a parking lot, fix 2 flats on the road. Works great, and is very compact.

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    Slime pump and some of these - http://www.tirerepairkit.com/

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    Slime pump or the Airman C60A for an electric pump and I've been very happy with the Stop and GO plug kit.

    Be sure and carry a very good set of pliers since at some point you need to pull the nail out. Often times the nail is broken off and flush with the tire surface so you need a very fine needle nose pliers to pull the nail out.

    Secondly, if your BMW has the SAE type electric outlet,l be sure and have the adapter that is the female cigarette lighter to SAE male or the ability to clip on to your battery.

    CO2 cartridges can work, but if you mess up you could end up with not enough air.

    Here is the video from Stop and Go to show how it works.

    http://www.stopngo.com/products/vide...etplugger.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    My $19 slime pump works great
    That's a good deal. If it had been on the market when I wanted one, at that price I would have bought it.
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    Campbell Hausfeld 12 V. Inflator $15 at Sears. Ditch the case, add BMW plug and you're in business.

    I also carry CO2 to back the pump up - just in case.

    I carry a Stop-N-Go plug kit. Fast easy repair to punctures.
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    +1 slime pump at Walmart.It is a small unit and cheap.Granted,its not as good as a $100 unit but it does its job well enough.
    I bring a cig. adapt. and use it to fill my Big A insul.sleeping mat (I have the XL model).I am not old and feeble,it just takes too long to inflate this big thing(timed one time by a co-camper ...4min.).And it is small enough to fit under the pass. seat of my RT in its own carring case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    That's a good deal. If it had been on the market when I wanted one, at that price I would have bought it.
    Advance & other parts stores have had the Slime pump on a rebate deal for $10 in the past-maybe again?

    Also check out the pump they sell @ Meiers big box stores for a comparison and on the cheap pump choice. Now, if I had one of those huge retire police pensions, I might cough up $100 for a little pump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    {snip}...Now, if I had one of those huge retire police pensions, I might cough up $100 for a little pump!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    Advance & other parts stores have had the Slime pump on a rebate deal for $10 in the past-maybe again?

    Also check out the pump they sell @ Meiers big box stores for a comparison and on the cheap pump choice. Now, if I had one of those huge retire police pensions, I might cough up $100 for a little pump!

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    Grams/Tire?

    Anyone have a chart for how many grams of CO2 are required to fill tires of different sizes? I use CO2 inflators for my bicycles and have several CO2 "pumps", but have no idea how much CO2 or how many cartridges I would need for a motorcycle or scooter tire.

    TIA,
    Justin

    p.s. I have an electric pump, but over the weekend I ran my Vespa's battery flat trying to top up a tire. It could have been bad had I not been near a gas station.

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    Used my Stop-n-Go plugger and Slime pump this morning to fix the rear tire. Started going flat on I-35 (I thought it was the wind blowing me in weird directions).
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