Kevin Greenwald - MSF Lead RiderCoach # 121656 (BRC,SBRC,IS,IME,SMARTrainer)
Nationally Certified Law Enforcement Motor Officer (Ret.) / IBA Member #34281
Motorcycle & High Performance/Winter Driving Instructor - ROAD AMERICA Race Track
We have several. One Voni bought at an Alco store while I was using up cartridges while trying to find the leak. Another is a Coleman. Both of these are somewhat bulky and reside in cars. We have two Cycle Pumps. They are durable and last a long long time, but are expensive. We also just got a Slime pump - $15 with a $15 rebate making it free. I couldn't pass it up even though I didn't really need it.
Then I have a 5 gallon 110v compressor and a 30 gallon 110v compressor, plus a 10 gallon air tank.
Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
Imagine the chagrin of pumping-up your newly plugged tire only to find the bike won't start because the battery is flat.
Best rest products Cycle pump, not cheap but works,
For the lower priced ones you usually get what you pay for
If your worried about battery, run the bike at fast idle
Riding offorad, one gets the use of a pump, maybe more often than many road only bikes. I have never had a battery fail, due to pump use, even numerous times a day, engine off. GSs since 1982. I have an old electric pump given me as a gift soooooo many years ago I forgot what year and the brand name is ???. Its been used 100s of times through 30+years and continues to live in my GSA saddlebag. I did buy a Slime pump 2 years ago, as my old faithful cigarette plug insert failed on the road. The Slime pump could take lessons from the oldie, but still got r done. I think the pistons in these tiny pumps are plastic or more probable nylon made and therefore, the time frame limit of 5 or 8 minutes, due to heat and you know, self destructo. I HAD TO GO LOOK. "Interdynamics", is the brand name on the old compressor I speak of in my saddlebag. Its truely an incredible little unit and to 200PSI it says. I also looked where made and nowhere on the housing anywhere, so maybe USA made? Decades old now, still strong and more tidy(less space) than the new Slime's. A gift I have gotten so much use of through the years. BTW, I rebuilt the plug to get maybe a dozen more years out of this little guy. Randy
The award winning Power Pump by Crank Bothers. A whole 5.6 inches compact, dual high pressure or high volume, simple and bullet proof construction.
And well under $20.