Slime Power Sport Tire Inflator

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

Flat tires happen, it’s one of those terribly unpleasant aspects of spending time on the road. Thankfully, most street bike tires are the tubeless variety, which makes a roadside plug job a fairly painless procedure. Thanks to the folks at Slime, an easy, quick method of reinflation is at hand. The Power Sport Tire Inflator is a very portable 12-volt, 300psi air compressor that’s barely larger than the original Walkman®. The inflator kit consists of a direct battery connection, battery clips, or a DC (cigarette lighter) plug. Once the power is flowing, connect the hose to the tire valve and flick the switch.
To test the effectiveness of the Slime inflator, I dropped seven psi from a motorcycle tire and then topped it off. In two separate attempts, three minutes were needed to get the tire back to proper pressure. Granted, a totally flat tire may take a while, and since the pump does heat up, it shouldn’t be run for more than eight minutes. But, compared to a tow, that’s no time at all in the greater scheme of things. The inflator comes in a semi-hard case and all attachments are included. Considering its compact size, 6′ x 6′ x 2′, this pump might be a welcome addition to your saddlebags.

Slime
Power Sport Tire Inflator
Price: $34.95
www.slime.com

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