Author Topic: tire inflator suggestion - SUAOKI DC 12V  (Read 823 times)

Offline DavidATL

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tire inflator suggestion - SUAOKI DC 12V
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:05:01 PM »


After reasonable but hardly exhaustive internet search, I decided to buy one of these for piece of mind. Yes, I have the CO2 canisters with the bike but it's nice to have access to a small pump. This thing is pretty small at 4.25 x 3.74 x 1.85 inches and only $20.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H6GQJHS
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Offline Martin

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Re: tire inflator suggestion - SUAOKI DC 12V
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 11:26:12 PM »
I thought about a 12v compressor for a while. Some of the supposedly better brands can go from $50.00 Au and up. In the end I settled on just keeping the CO2 bottles and got a small bicycle hand pump as back up.  I'm probably going to put a mozz on myself but motorcycle tyres don't seem to be as prone to punctures as when I first started riding. Two slow leaks and a partial blown out valve stem in twenty years.
Regards Martin.
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Offline Skunky

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Re: tire inflator suggestion - SUAOKI DC 12V
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 05:24:42 PM »
I have one that came with the Mazda MX5, So useful I purchased another in Aldi for 12 to keep in my Grand Vitara. Its not as good as the Mazda one but it still blows a tyre up
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Offline stokester

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Re: tire inflator suggestion - SUAOKI DC 12V
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 06:22:35 PM »
I would not expect any extended usage out of pumps like this, they are truly light duty and I've heard more than one story of them melting.

Yes, they are significantly more expensive but check out the CyclePump from Best Rest Products https://bestrestproducts.com , made by guys who put them to the test.  I've carried one for years, moving it between bikes and cars.  Has all the common connectors (Powerlet, cig lighter, SAE, alligator clips) to work on anything with a 12 volt battery.
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Offline caveman

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Re: tire inflator suggestion - SUAOKI DC 12V
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 09:16:50 PM »
A small hand pump works for me. It will not burn up or kill your battery.
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