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#995855 - 09/01/17 01:06 AM Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor  
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I'm looking for a quality, reliable/accurate digital tire pressure gauge- one that I can attatch to a mini compressor to air-up my RT while traveling. Any ideas. I'd also like recommendations on a good mini compressor as well. Thanks! smile
Dave

#995863 - 09/01/17 01:40 AM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: RT5HTP]  
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Look at offering from BestRest products.

https://bestrestproducts.com

The CyclePump and the easyAir tire gauge.

Or

http://motopumps.com

The Slime Powersports Inflator is a budget option,but longevity is ?

JR356

#995868 - 09/01/17 01:48 AM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: RT5HTP]  
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I have a the small motopump and it is holding up quite well. They also have a larger model with a built in gauge with a backlit display - looks pretty sweet if you have the space and cash.

The owner is active on ADV and offers sales there from time to time.


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#995874 - 09/01/17 03:18 AM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: RT5HTP]  
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Don't think that paying more than $100 means you get a better, longer lasting pump.
Maybe you do, maybe you don't.
dc

#995893 - 09/01/17 01:31 PM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: David13]  
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I've had a MotoPumps Mini Pro Deluxe for 1 1/2 years, and it has performed well. I especially like that it has an integral pressure gauge (one less thing to lug around), and the hose screws onto the valve stem (I lose a lot less air than I used to). The pressure gauge is not a digital readout, it's a line on a scale.

Before getting this, I used a CyclePumps inflator, along with their EasyAir gauge.

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Mark
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#995900 - 09/01/17 02:23 PM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: JR356]  
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Originally Posted By: JR356
Look at offering from BestRest products.

https://bestrestproducts.com

The CyclePump and the easyAir tire gauge.

Or

http://motopumps.com

The Slime Powersports Inflator is a budget option,but longevity is ?

JR356


Wow!!! When I was Jeeping and airing up 37" tires from 8psi to 32psi after a trail ride, I wasn't spending that kind of money on a pump.

A cheap slime pump held up for several years while on the trails, sure takes a bit longer, but for here, we're talking motorcycle tires, a couple of minutes and back on the road.

I currently have the Slime Powersports in the smuggler's spot on the RT. Took it out of the case and placed it there. $30 on Amazon.


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#995903 - 09/01/17 02:50 PM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: RT5HTP]  
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The Motopumps Airshot is just a little more than the Slime when it's on sale, and is a bit smaller (I think the carry case for the Airshot, holding the pump and basically the same accessories that come with the slime) is roughly the size of the Slime pump/shell itself.

I've seen lots of folks say good things about the slime and considered that, but decided to spend a bit more, support a rider's business - all that. I've been happy with my choice, and it's nice to know that if I do have a problem I can send a PM to the "head of the company"...


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#995925 - 09/01/17 05:38 PM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: RT5HTP]  
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I've got the no-housing pump from Aerostich, and an in-line analog gauge that Aerostich apparently no longer includes. It looks like the one BestRest sells. I've used these a couple of times on flat tires with great success. The gauge gives the same reading as my expensive digital gauge.


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#995938 - 09/01/17 09:13 PM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: RT5HTP]  
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Thanks everyone! Just ordered the MotoPumps Airshot pump. Seems like a good piece of equipment and I'm sure it'll work better than my beaten up, older Slime. Still considering pressure gauges.

#995942 - 09/02/17 12:19 AM Re: Tire Pressure Gauge/Mini Compressor [Re: RT5HTP]  
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Originally Posted By: RT5HTP
Thanks everyone! Just ordered the MotoPumps Airshot pump. Seems like a good piece of equipment and I'm sure it'll work better than my beaten up, older Slime. Still considering pressure gauges.
I have an analog, dial-type pressure gauge that I got on Amazon. Curiously it has no brand on it at all. It just says "Tire Gauge" near the bottom of the dial. It has worked fine. After about a year it started refusing to hold pressure after taking it off the valve stem. I took it apart, cleaned the threads, and reseated an O-ring and it has been fine since. Readings on it seem to agree with the TPM sensors in the tires. I don't know if either is correct but they agree so I don't have to worry about it.


Will

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