The Slime Tire Inflator is a small piece of gear which comes self contained in a handy zip up pouch. It measures about 2” x 6” x 6” and weighs roughly 2.2lbs (or 5cm x 15cm x 15cm and 1kg for you metric folks).
Inside the case, the cables are neatly held in a re-usable plastic bag. After I took everything out, I decided not to keep the bag and instead just use the tie wraps. Besides the power cables and pump, it comes with a little tire gauge. My was cracked in half upon arrival. I’m not going to get it replaced since I have a much nicer gauge. It’s not worth the shipping hassle.
All of the connectors in the kit are SAE2 which is the same as the common battery tender connection I have on all of my bikes. It also comes with its own battery harness and a cigarette adapter which should work nicely with the Ural.
The included SAE2 extension cable will easily allow the pump to reach any tire on your bike.
The air hose attaches on the side near the power switch. I was easily able to attach it and tighten it by hand. You could really crank it down with a 12mm wrench, but I didn’t find that necessary.
Here is the pump with both the extension and air hose hooked up. Very simple to use.
The air hose has an easy quick release attachment, but the fitment was a bit tight on my Yamaha which I used to test it. After a bit of pushing, I was able to get it to seat correctly and seal tightly. It works great on all my bikes.
The pump is not as loud as my other battery operated air pump (ear plugs needed) or my AC air compressor. It isn’t quiet either. It vibrates quite a lot while it’s on, but it gets the job done. It is also not fast, but again, it gets the job done. It’s small size is the main advantage. With a little re-arranging, I will be able to make it fit underneath my rear seat on the SV650.
- Small size
- Cheap price ($29)
- Lots of 12V connection options included
- It works!
- Not very quiet
- Not very fast - It took about 8 minutes to fill up a tire
- The air hose connections get pretty hot after a few minutes of use
- Tire gauge came broken
Overall, I am happy with my purchase of the Slime Power Sport Tire Inflator. Its small size will make it easy to carry on the bike to keep my tires inflated to their correct spec. I would buy it again.
UPDATE: October 20, 2010: I’ve used my slime inflator many times this year and it is still running strong. I carry it almost every time I ride. It has been very handy and saved me from being stuck with a flat. I also updated the post with an extra con #3. I would still buy it again.
UPDATE: June 8, 2013: I am still using my slime inflator. It works great, and I would buy it again. I’ve been thinking of buying another one, so I don’t have to keep moving it between bikes. I carry it on nearly every ride. It has been very handy.