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Old 01-23-2014, 03:31 AM   #196
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No, it's not fast at about 10 minutes per tire, but from what I saw, I'd have no problems running it all day long.
To be clear, the case has "30 Min Continuous Use" on it, so that's the guidance from MotoPumps, afaict. I would imagine that usage in hot weather would be less, right?

One other thought for Motopumps: perhaps consider updating the gauge so that it has BAR in addition to PSI? It would help those of us who are outside of the US and don't use PSI to measure tire pressure. That would help expand the market for that product, imo.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:08 AM   #197
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To be clear, the case has "30 Min Continuous Use" on it, so that's the guidance from MotoPumps, afaict. I would imagine that usage in hot weather would be less, right?

One other thought for Motopumps: perhaps consider updating the gauge so that it has BAR in addition to PSI? It would help those of us who are outside of the US and don't use PSI to measure tire pressure.
A few folks have mentioned the need for BAR measurements on the gauge. That will be one of the changes we make in our next production run. I appreciate the feedback, please keep it coming.

Part of the development process is negotiating warranty support from the factory. We agreed upon a stated 30 minute run time and 20 minute cool off period. I had tested a pre-production prototype and have tested a production acceptance unit extensively, and run them for more than an hour, under load, with no issues, no overheating or loss of performance. At one point I ran one of the units for longer than an hour by mistake (Adult ADD?) and the result was the same, no issues. So, as the person you are actually going to deal with for warranty issues, I am not sticking to that. They just flat work. The motor is fan cooled and the piston pump is permanently lubricated and has a special low friction coating on the rings. Very little heat is generated compared to the SLIME unit.

Speaking of the SLIME units, I just noticed that they now state a max run time of 8 minutes and a 25 minute cool down on the case. This is a change in the latest batch I got this winter. The SLIME units also have a "Caution-Hot!" warning on that sticker. It is a good unit, but clearly more of those electrons are becoming heat (and noise) instead of air pressure. Our Classic MotoPump also runs much cooler than the SLIME unit, mostly because there is no case.

So, bottom line, unless the MotoPumps Mini Pro Inflator has been obviously abused, I am going to cover defects in the product with a repair or replacement.

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Old 01-23-2014, 04:26 AM   #198
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A few folks have mentioned the need for BAR measurements on the gauge. That will be one of the changes we make in our next production run.
Glad to hear that. I'll be first in line for one from the next production run.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:21 AM   #199
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Id be interested in the next production run.
Are you going to address the carrying case issue a few guys mentioned earlier?

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Glad to hear that. I'll be first in line for one from the next production run.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:13 AM   #200
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I'll jump back in here again with some real world use.

Changed my rear tire. Inflated from 0# to 38# non-stop. With my Slime, I would have had to stop at least once. The MotoPump seemed a tad slower but since you don't need to stop and let it cool down, total inflation time is much less. The only thing that gets hot is the plastic hose near the pump but I assume it is rated for that heat.

Of course the idiot changing my tire pinched the tube so I got to do it all over again with the same results.

Very happy with the pump
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:38 AM   #201
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Id be interested in the next production run.
Are you going to address the carrying case issue a few guys mentioned earlier?
Yes, going to have those cases made to a smaller, tighter fitting spec. Feedback coming into this was that many riders wanted room for a few tools, connectors and plug/patch kit.

For those out there in DIY land, it is not a lot of work to modify the bags by turning them inside out and sewing across the bottom to make it smaller, then removing the excess material.

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Old 01-23-2014, 12:54 PM   #202
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Yes, going to have those cases made to a smaller, tighter fitting spec. Feedback coming into this was that many riders wanted room for a few tools, connectors and plug/patch kit.

For those out there in DIY land, it is not a lot of work to modify the bags by turning them inside out and sewing across the bottom to make it smaller, then removing the excess material.

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I've found the secondary pocket to be more than adequate to carry the cables and tire plug kit. I'll probably be modifying my bag for a tighter fit, if I find time.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:50 PM   #203
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Help a USA Manufacturing Business Get a Grant!

Just got this link from our development partners at Dynaplug.com

Fedex Small Business Big Grant

http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/Gallery/Detail/86b9ad3e-856e-45ac-872f-c9a8bc400062


Please click on it and vote for them to help them win a small business grant. They manufacture a GREAT product right here in the USA. Lets see how many votes we can generate for them.

Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:17 PM   #204
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fedex grant

Rob,

Regarding the Grant, I went to sign it because after a lot of research I'm enthusiastic about their product and will be getting one soon. I not signing it yet because 1) you have to use facebook, 2) if you do vote it will give them access to your friends list and email address. I could not find any link that would clarify their use of the information.

I guess I will "give them a vote by buying their product"
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:18 PM   #205
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Found You!

I met you and your wife at the IMS Show at The Javitts Center. I spent all my cash that day but promised to buy a pump when I got home.

Then, my dumb ass lost your card!

Glad I found you here! Ordered mine tonight!

Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:31 PM   #206
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I bought one of these a while back and yesterday I tried it out before I packed it away on my bike. Its really a quality piece. I just brought my tires up to pressure but one of them was really low. I found the pressure gauge to be very very close in accuracy. It didnt take very long either. Sorry, I didnt time it. I just wanted to make sure it worked in case I really needed it in the future.

Its pricy imo but I believe you are buying quality here and will be worth it in the long haul. If it doesnt get stolen or something like that I will carry it from now on and if I get to where I cant ride I will sell the unit on AVD down the road so really its probably a good deal if you can handle the initial cash out lay. Its cheap insurance and I am a tight wad by nature.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:34 AM   #207
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Thanks for the positive feedback. Very nice to hear!

Yes, not cheap, but I compare it to a dinner out or filling the gas tank in my van. Both are gone very quickly, unlike the pump...

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I bought one of these a while back and yesterday I tried it out before I packed it away on my bike. Its really a quality piece. I just brought my tires up to pressure but one of them was really low. I found the pressure gauge to be very very close in accuracy. It didnt take very long either. Sorry, I didnt time it. I just wanted to make sure it worked in case I really needed it in the future.

Its pricy imo but I believe you are buying quality here and will be worth it in the long haul. If it doesnt get stolen or something like that I will carry it from now on and if I get to where I cant ride I will sell the unit on AVD down the road so really its probably a good deal if you can handle the initial cash out lay. Its cheap insurance and I am a tight wad by nature.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #208
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I'd buy one. Send payment information? PM will work.

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Old 02-18-2014, 02:24 PM   #209
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Hey Bruce-

Here is the payment link. It gets buried as the thread gets longer, so this should help others find it as well.

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:22 AM   #210
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