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Portable Compressor

Hey Guys,

I know some of you have some pretty elaborate setups for the track as far as trailers and equipment goes.

I was just wondering if anyone has any good sugestions as far as a high quality but compact air compressors go? (mainly for adjusting tyre presures)

I have limited space as I pack everything into my ute.

I have been considering a small type of compressor usually used for air ride suspension systems, Unless anyone knows of something else that may fit the bill?

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Re: Portable Compressor

I use a standard size air compressor, but if you are looking at a smaller size some people use a compressor that uses a cicarette plug and has no tank. A little slow but effective.

It's amazing how stupid some people can be.
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Re: Portable Compressor

Instead of a compressor, I just take a portable air tank. I fill it all the way up at home with my big compressor, and it's more than enough air for a track weekend should I need to adjust pressures. They're a lot cheaper than a compressor, so unless you need a compressor for something else, it might be a better option. Air Tank - More Categories - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
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Instead of a compressor, I just take a portable air tank. I fill it all the way up at home with my big compressor, and it's more than enough air for a track weekend should I need to adjust pressures.
Ditto...

Plus if you do have one of those compact 12V auto types with a locking Schrader valve, then you can refill the tank anytime, and speed is not an issue....

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Re: Portable Compressor

And you don't really need a compressor at home or a little one. Gas stations still have pumps (might cost in some) and the tracks always have a hose somewhere. Just fill it and go. I have an 8 gallon one that I got when racing cars, worked fine then, and is overkill with the bikes.
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Re: Portable Compressor

Yeah, air pigs are convenient.

I just use a cheapie plastic bicycle pump I have laying around to fill up the Schrader valve tires on cruiserbikes though.



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"Air Pig", haha, that's what we call 'em, too. Didn't know if anyone would know what I meant if I referred to it as such.
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Re: Portable Compressor

Craftsman 75116 12 volt Air Compressor/Inflator, Rechargeable/Cordless at Sears.com


You have Sears stores there? This is about $40 US. It has a rechargeable battery, so you don't have to be within range of a car output. Not to mention a totally unreliable gauge!

I had one for about 5 years and dropped it. When I replaced it wth the sasme model I disassembled the old one and adapted the very compact compressor for road trips on my VFR - it runs off my heated vest output, and fits easily in my tank bag.
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Re: Portable Compressor

I got one from Slime that is kind of cool has a zillion adapters to hook into stuff. Have not tried it yet as I also have an air tank that I take to the track (will need a tank for seating tires if I change at the track)

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Re: Portable Compressor

I use a small 1 gallon that does the job..it got enough to pop the bead on when I change tires
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Re: Portable Compressor

that one you linked looks a little dinky.... like it would break rather fast.

however, I would trust anything made by craftsman, their hand tools especially, I get a new breaker bar about once a month, no questions ask( you break it, they replace it!)

+1 on the air tank for sure, those flat out rock, I recomend getting the bigest one you can carry around.
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Re: Portable Compressor

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that one you linked looks a little dinky.... like it would break rather fast.
If that's the compressor CBRVFR had at Barber, I used it and it works like a champ.
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