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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Compact Air Compressor

I'm thinking about purchasing a compact air compressor for my trip to Sturgis this year. I've had my Road Glide for 1 year now and I occasionally check the air pressure, which most times is usually off by a few PSI. You can definitely tell that there's a difference in pressure because of the way it handles.

I'm just wondering, do any of you guys carry one on long trips along with a pressure gauge?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 11:04 AM
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http://www.aerostich.com/cycle-pump-air-compressor.html

I carry one of these and a tire plug kit at all times. It's small enough that it doesn't take up much room in the saddlebag, and, while I haven't had to use it, it will get me back on the road and to a shop should I ever get a flat. A flat tire is a flat tire, doesn't matter if it's one mile from home, or a thousand miles from home...

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I have a real small compressor that I got from Walmart, it was in the auto section and it didn't cost much, it also came with some tire plugs and a plug tool.


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I have a real small compressor that I got from Walmart, it was in the auto section and it didn't cost much, it also came with some tire plugs and a plug tool.
same here...small, works great and was inexpensive
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I've carried small slime compressor for years. Picked it up at walmart I think. I have plugged several flats (friends and mine) on the road. It gets a little hot but it will inflate a flat rear tire to 40 lbs after being plugged. I keep it in a small box with padding and the mushroom plug kit. I always test it before the trip and it works every time.


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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 01:54 PM
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I have also used the slime comp. but I have replaced it with a Black Jack brand tire repair kit that uses co2 cart. for inflation, as well as a FOBO brand blue tooth press. gauge and it seems to work well and I don't have to get down and check press. and you can set limits on the FOBO before it alarms you. my 2sense, about the only sense I have sometimes!
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Like a few others above me, I carry an air compressor and plug kit.

I got both a Wally world. Being able to do this on the road, is the number one reason I passed on buying bikes with wire wheels.

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A few of my buddies and I are doing a quick 4 and a half day trip. I purchased a plug kit compressor and one of the co2 kits. We had a debate about using a plug kit but like what was stated above I rather limp into town then wait in the middle of no where! All were purchased at my local Cycle Gear. I like the compressor you can run it off your battery tender if you have one or the cig lighter

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 10:55 PM
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I have one I too got from Walmart. If I remember correctly I paid under $15. I've used it a few times. It's slow but works great

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I've got the stop-n-go tire repair kit which comes with a small compressor and plug kit. Bought for the same reason my ride to Sturgis. However, since then I have started to use Ride-on sealant.


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