Tyre pressures

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  1. kelv

    kelv Funster Life Member

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    just been to the local garage to check my tyre pressure not a chance of getting near the airline with a motorhome so of to the next garage put my twenty pence in and only managed to check two tyres into the shop for a twenty pence piece stood in the que for 5 mins back to the van finished checking tyres.
    after such a palaver putting air in decided to buy my own inflater any recommendations on which one to get with a long lead to reach all wheels.
     
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    Go to your local cycle shop and get a track pump, will reach as far as you can walk and will take a tyre from flat quicker than the noisy electric ones, Max pressure about 150psi.

    Martin
     
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    I use one of these, or a Clarke one would do the same job from Machine Mart. image.jpg
     
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    kelv Funster Life Member

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    Never even thought of a cycle pump I will have a look
     
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    kelv Funster Life Member

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    Wow that looks like it would inflate a hot air balloon
     
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    I bought a nice little pump from Maplins I think it was about £30 and it will pump to pressures above what you'll need
     
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    What's one of these then?
     
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    Just google track pump for bike.

    Martin
     
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    It was a metal one not the ring plastic type they were on offer at the time.
     
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    Oh , nice idea having your name on it Stanley :BigGrin:

    Our dustcart drivers name is Dennis :rolleyes:
     
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    kelv Funster Life Member

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    I will have a look on there web site cheers
     
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    I got one from Halfords the RAC900 works a treat and gets mine to 80psi no problem. I now run at 70ish after advice on here.
     
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    Our van came with a fix & go kit which includes the compressor I use.
     
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    Just googled looks a great bit of kit long lead perfect.
    do you connect to leisure battery or starter battery
     
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    I have a fiat Ducati tag axle and connect to the remote terminals of the vehicle battery under the bonnet. The air hose easily reaches all wheels
     
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    Treat yourself to a Rapido and get one free lol
     
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    When you look inside some of these little 12V compressor you find a tiny motor driving a model aircraft engine or very similar sized compressor, about 2cc or thereabouts, no wonder they take so long to pump up a big tyre.
     
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