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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-04-2020, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for the smallest portable tire inflator

Looking for recommendations for the smallest tire inflator anyone might have experience with. Its gotta be small for storage reasons, hopefully sitting under my seat where i already have a fusebox taking up most of the room, and its gotta work, obviously !
I was initially looking at the Slime pumps, which most of us are familiar with, in particular the Junior, model #40059 which is 4x6.5x2", but im starting to see smaller options, like the Antigravity unit that Cyclegear sells. It is 4.25x3.5x1.5". https://www.cyclegear.com/accessorie...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

There are techy ones like the Norshire Mini and the VEEAPE


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These look like a flashlight, are chargeable with Lithium ion batteries, and are pricey, but i cannot say they are proven yet.
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I'd stay away from battery powered unless I could run it off 12V directly. If you have to inflate a rear tire (most common flat), it's gonna run a long time. Good for bicycles. Remember the smaller the piston size, less volume, more run time.
I have the small Slime, works for me with plug cut off and SAE plug installed so can use Battery Tender feed. It's small enough to me.

How's this, touted to be the best... small and pieces can be stored separately?


https://www.motopumps.com/shop/air-shot
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I'm carrying Stop & Go Mini Air Compressor (https://www.stopngo.com/mini-air-com...ers-atvs-only/). Used it couple of times, seems to be working well. The only thing to keep in mind is that the air hose is very short and the power wire is not extra long either. Depending on where on your bike you take the power from it might be challenging to reach the valve.

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Check out Project Farms review of them...

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Thanks for your replies guys. I looked at all your suggestions. That Stop and Go pump seems to get very high positive to negative reviews. The Antigravity unit is the thinnest one ive found at 1.5" but doesnt have a good review percentage. They all seem to have short hoses so id already checked a purchase of this extension hose



Carlson, is your StopNGo 2" thick in the case ? Im seeing conflicting dimensions.

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Where are those threads, get what you pay for and size matters, LOL.

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The Slime pump is inexpensive. Some bust it out of the plastic case to make it much smaller.
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I'd stay away from battery powered unless I could run it off 12V directly. If you have to inflate a rear tire (most common flat), it's gonna run a long time. Good for bicycles. Remember the smaller the piston size, less volume, more run time.
I have the small Slime, works for me with plug cut off and SAE plug installed so can use Battery Tender feed. It's small enough to me.

How's this, touted to be the best... small and pieces can be stored separately?


https://www.motopumps.com/shop/air-shot
Thanks Ray this site has more then just pumps. I just ordered the Dynaplug Xtreme Stainless repair tool and extra plugs. My Slime 12 volt pump still works fine will wait until it fries to replace.

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I pack a small CO2 inflator that takes airgun cartridges and a small hand pump. 4-6 cartridges adds a lot of volume and could be ridden on for a short distance, but the hand pump gets the tire up to full pressure with a bit of extra effort.

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