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A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« on: April 07, 2016, 06:20:16 PM »
A few months ago I went riding with a friend. We didn't get more then about a 1/2 mile from the trucks when I turned down this steep trail and into a washed-out hole. It caused the moto to fall into it and on its side. Nothing hurt but my pride..and two tires had popped their beads. Once righted and down the hill to a simi-flat area I pulled out my CO2 kit and started to re-inflate the tires. Had only 4 cartridges and it took 3 to get enough air in the rear to trust. The 4th went into the front and was a waste of time. Drove it back to the truck as is. Thankfully it wasn't that far but it was a bear climbing back out of there with one tire off the bead on one side. No damage though.

So..I was going to make sure I always had air and never be in that fix again. Looked around for a 12V air compressor under 30 bucks that had the highest volume output.. not pressure...because I just needed 30lbs or less but it takes volume to set the beads. Found this little guy that fit the bill

http://www.amazon.com/Industries-MF-1035-Portable-Volume-Compressor/dp/B002L146OC?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00

And it fits in the storage compartment up front like a glove.



And there is more then enough room inside the bag for all the rest of your tire repair equipment:



It also has a gauge, multiple fittings and will pump up to about 100 lbs.



It will reach all the tires from the 12V power outlet just fine.

I also got one of these with some refills. I have read great things about them so what the heck...yeah I have 8-ply tires and probably never use it...but may be able to help someone someday on the trail.

http://www.amazon.com/Dynaplug-Ultralite-Tubeless-Tire-Repair/dp/B00B7FC4DI?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00


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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 10:27:39 PM »
Nice little compressor!
Have ya tryed it out yet?

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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 11:13:22 PM »
I have a few like that and they do work pretty good. Some of us just bring the cheap plastic compressors because they are small. They work good enough too.
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 11:18:05 PM »
Nice little compressor!
Have ya tryed it out yet?
Just in the shop. Aired a car tire up from zero to 35psi in about 2 minutes. Not too bad.
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 11:19:24 PM »
I have a few like that and they do work pretty good. Some of us just bring the cheap plastic compressors because they are small. They work good enough too.
Yeah I keep one of those on my Brute. Works good too.
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 04:39:02 AM »
let us know if it works to get a bead back on
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 07:22:59 AM »
Same place I keep mine; knock on wood I've never used it on mine but a few time to help other riders out (I also carry a plug kit with me) because you never know..
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 08:45:35 AM »
let us know if it works to get a bead back on

I will. If I can with those stupid C02 cartridges I sure can with this compressor. In any case though you would have to get the tire off the ground. On my adventure I had my friend and his wench to pull on the roll cage to lift the tires off the ground. That won't always be available so I also bought a small scissor jack I keep in the box. Doesn't take up much room and doesn't weigh much. This is it:

http://www.amazon.com/ATD-Tools-7462-Scissor-Jack/dp/B00A7EOREO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 02:28:29 PM »
Funny you posted this - I ran one of mine of the bead at Gregory Lake on my Z8 last fall.  Ever since then I've carried a very similar 100 PSI 12v compressor.  It's a Harbor Freight special and I think ran me around $20 bucks, but it's worked like a charm every time I've needed it and it'll inflate a truck or trailer tire with no problem.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12v-100-psi-high-volume-air-compressor-69284.html
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 02:49:47 PM »
Yup, there you go...same thing. Probably never need it again but like my dad used to say-..."Its better to have and not need...then to need...and not have"
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 07:02:00 PM »
Carry a ratchet strap and wrap it around the center of the tire circumference. It will compress the tire and push the beads out against the rim. Saw my buddy do this several times and worked like a charm with co2 canisters.
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 07:24:56 PM »
Carry a ratchet strap and wrap it around the center of the tire circumference. It will compress the tire and push the beads out against the rim. Saw my buddy do this several times and worked like a charm with co2 canisters.
Yep, put a strap in the trunk also. :)

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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 11:36:20 PM »
Ratchet works for me but sometimes it can get too tight when the tire is inflaited and won't let go. I've also used rope and twisted it. If your real desperate, a LITTLE BIT of carb cleaner or the like and light it. Scares everyone around you but it works.
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2018, 11:47:50 AM »

The rear right tire of the Z suffered a puncture during the ride/camping event in NY two weekends back. I am fortunate that other riders had the repair equipment I wasn't carrying.

I've since been on the hunt for a low amperage high volume compressor so I don't find myself in that situation again. My efforts found a wide variety of high amp low to medium volume units that give me the impression of questionable reliability.

Then I found this one, and I'm looking for opinions on it by the more experienced here.

https://www.viaircorp.com/portables/75p

Included in the description is the most extensive set of specs I've found for any portable compressor. If only it had an LED light!

Let me know what you think.
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Re: A little piece of equipment...and the story behind it
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2018, 02:38:18 PM »
Nice. What's it cost?
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