Air compressor, tire patch kit & phone charger kit for Himalayan

Ringo

Total noob
Location
Fairfield, IA
I’m looking for recommendations for purchasing a portable air compressor, tire patch kit, and the hook up equipment required to set a connector to charge my cell phone on the fly. Best options for my Himalayan. Any thoughts on products that are available?
 

modiorne

Finally made it
Location
Charlotte, NC
Have worked for me:
Foval Automatic Trickle Battery Charger 12V 1000mA Smart Battery Charger, which importantly has the battery pigtail, to which I also connect the YONHAN 【Upgraded Version】 4.8A Motorcycle USB Charger SAE to USB Adapter with Voltmeter & ON/Off Switch,3 Install Options Waterproof (or anything else that can connect to the pigtail)
I use the portable air compressor that comes in the SLIME kit I put in all of my vehicles.
I have a small Slime branded patch kit AND a Pit Posse Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit with Co2 Inflator and Cartridges for Tube and Tubeless Tires, Emergency Roadside Kit
Also, consider getting tire levers, I have the Doc Roc motorcycle-specific tire spoons.

And congrats on the Himalayan!
 

TN_twowheeladdict

Well travelled
Location
Tennessee
I have the Battery Tender to keep my battery maintained when not riding. They sell a USB charger adapter that plugs into the pigtail that I use when needed for my phone, but I don't use my phone while riding since I have a dedicated motorcycle GPS that use on 3 of my bikes.

I have the Slime portable air compressor, but it takes time and gets real hot if it has to inflate a tire from flat. There may be better newer options out there now.

When touring I like to carry something, but I don't think I am going to change a tube on the Himalayan on the roadside. Now, If were planning to really get off the beaten path, I guess I would have to do something.
 

Roy Gavin

Well travelled
Carried my Slime pump for years without having to use it, then when I needed it the internal wires were broken, they were left free to flap around and soldered copper wires don't like that.
Replaced it with a budget priced Coleman , internal wires either tied or bedded in silicone so no flapping. Worth checking on any pump purchase!
Works fine, came with the same connector as the pigtails for my battery charger so easy to use without any dismantling ,
I have had a Noco Genius power pack for about five years, still works perfectly and it is part of my everyday tool kit,
Will start everything it has been connected to , and has provisions for USB charging too.
I run HD tubes , last two nail punctures I had could be fixed with a pressure pack sealant, some specifically mention tubed tires on the can.
Don't get many punctures, quality tires , ditto HD tubes keep the pressure up and replace them at 80% worn and you will avoid most.
And don't ride anywhere near the county dump either, if you can avoid it!
 

Eatmore Mudd

Moderator
Staff member
My trail jack made \ re purposed from a crutch. Velcro strap to wrap around the brake lever.
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Replaced the rubber crutch tips with rubber cane tips and put washers inside to keep the tube from cutting through.
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Patch and flat kit. The cardboard envelope under the valve stem fishing tool has a selection of patches. RuGlyde is in the two ounce jar, talcum powder bags are in with the tubes in food saver bags. El cheapo mini pump, tire cement in pill bottle. Nitrile gloves in zip lock bag Motion pro tire levers and Bead Buddy jr.
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Inexpensive zippered pouches from the multi department box store
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Robert

Well travelled
Location
Holland
Nice comprehensive set Mud.
I prefer a mechanical footpump; I don't want a low battery that can't start the engine when I just patched a tire.
Same with the pressure gauge: I use a mechanical one. The digital ones work really nice but Murphy's law dictates that they spend months unused in my kit and when really needed the battery's gone flat.
 

Oatmeal

Getting there...
Location
West Covina, CA
I carry this:
Same one that Noraly "Itchy Boots" carries.
Extremely compact and very efficient.
Hans
 

Graelin

Getting there...
Location
Australia
Carried my Slime pump for years without having to use it, then when I needed it the internal wires were broken, they were left free to flap around and soldered copper wires don't like that.
Replaced it with a budget priced Coleman , internal wires either tied or bedded in silicone so no flapping. Worth checking on any pump purchase!
Works fine, came with the same connector as the pigtails for my battery charger so easy to use without any dismantling ,
I have had a Noco Genius power pack for about five years, still works perfectly and it is part of my everyday tool kit,
Will start everything it has been connected to , and has provisions for USB charging too.
I run HD tubes , last two nail punctures I had could be fixed with a pressure pack sealant, some specifically mention tubed tires on the can.
Don't get many punctures, quality tires , ditto HD tubes keep the pressure up and replace them at 80% worn and you will avoid most.
And don't ride anywhere near the county dump either, if you can avoid it!
I have carried my Slime pump for fifteen years on long distance rides. I decided to try it For the first time last week and it doesn’t go!
 

Shearboy

Well travelled
Location
USA CO
I air up and down whenever I change from dirt to sealed road and have found this pump to be ideal, fast with no power cord, preset pressure levels with a great gauge and I can charge it in my tank bagycJfW376QIWl%1U0jIlC%A.jpg.
 

Kiwiscoot

Well travelled
I air up and down whenever I change from dirt to sealed road and have found this pump to be ideal, fast with no power cord, preset pressure levels with a great gauge and I can charge it in my tank bagView attachment 1697.
I found this excellent for exactly the same reasons except the battery never needs charging or goes flat..except if mine is.:ROFLMAO:

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Folded up it takes hardly any space, very light and it has an inbuilt gauge.
 
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