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Ha! Got your attention didn't I?

No not ANOTHER tire pressure thread but what to me is a new tire pump (I'm a sucker for the latest small tire pump and these fit in the pet carrier with LOTS of room left.)

I don't recall where I heard about these but there are several brands, at least two that come from the same company under different names, available on Amazon (and elsewhere I'm sure) for around $35 and up.

They are simply called "Cordless Tire Inflator". But they are much more than that: phone charger, flashlight, backup power supply (USB port) and tire pump. They have a cool readout where the type of inflation is selected (various vehicles including cars, motorcycles, bicycles and basketballs). Each type has its own default pressure that can be adjusted to suit. It also possible to select BAR, PSI, KPA, Kg/cm, and with the desired pressure selected, it will shut off when that is reached. BAR is the default but it is easy to change to PSI. They come with a USB charging cable and a bicycle tire adapter (for Presta valves - I think that is what the little ones are called.)

I have no interest in this product other than a satisfied user willing to pass along my thoughts on it.
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2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
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this is the tiny pump I have as my emergency in the pet carrier (have typical tire inflator at home). it takes a while to pump the tire but get's the job done and since I carry a good few tools and spares I try to minimise

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I carried a Stop-N-Go during my motorcycle years, and it saved my bacon a few times. Very compact, inexpensive, and includes a few CO2 cartridges. Enough gas volume to inflate a bike tire, so certainly enough for a scooter.
Since I don't really go anywhere on my scooter, I don't need it any more.
Related, I have always put sealant in my tires, which has never presented any problems, but keeps nail holes and the like at bay until you can repair the tire.
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Pebowles wrote:
I carried a Stop-N-Go during my motorcycle years, and it saved my bacon a few times. Very compact, inexpensive, and includes a few CO2 cartridges. Enough gas volume to inflate a bike tire, so certainly enough for a scooter.
Since I don't really go anywhere on my scooter, I don't need it any more.
Related, I have always put sealant in my tires, which has never presented any problems, but keeps nail holes and the like at bay until you can repair the tire.
I carry a Schrader valve to CO2 cartridge adaptor in with my flat kit, along with a few cartridges and sticky ropes. Picked it up at a bicycle shop, but thankfully haven't needed to test it yet. Takes up basically no space.
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mayorofnow wrote:
I carry a Schrader valve to CO2 cartridge adaptor in with my flat kit, along with a few cartridges and sticky ropes. Picked it up at a bicycle shop, but thankfully haven't needed to test it yet. Takes up basically no space.
Prior to this pump, I also carried the CO2 and adaptor 'kit'. Used it on a couple occasions on other bikes, no flat issues 'yet' on the Vespas. I like this pump for the extra stuff along with the pump. And it doesn't take up much more room than the CO2 kit. Rather than sticky ropes, which don't work all that well in my opinion, I have a tool that inserts a live rubber plug. Works quite well. Also have used RideOn with good results.
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