Your motorcycle’s tire pressure is one of the most important safety and maintenance checks you can perform. After all, this is the only thing holding you off the ground.
It makes sense then to ensure that you have a motorcycle air pump that can meet the demand when you need it most .
The Desert Fox 12V air compressor is an affordable compact motorcycle tire pump for dual sport bikes, sport-touring..... heck... any motorcycle with 2 or 3 wheels! Now flat tires are a breeze to re-inflate with this compact high capacity air compressor.
Motorcycle tires should always be checked before each ride to make sure they are inflated correctly, so it pays to have a robust air pump handy.
But what do you do if you get a flat while on the road?
There are many 12V compressors being sold but virtually all of these simply do not have the power to adequately inflate or pop the bead of a tubeless tyre. They may look the part but when you need it most it quickly becomes apparent that you will more than likely be left stranded far from help.
This is the ultimate in mini compressors. Small, compact and VERY powerful, this air compressor is tailor-made by the manufacturer for tough off-road conditions and beyond...
Voltage: DC 12 Volt
Dual purpose cigarette/Hella/BMW plug
Pressure gauge integrated into hose with Bar and PSI readings
Pressure gauge has aluminium fittings, not fragile plastic
Die-cast aluminum compressor with direct drive technology
Aluminium con rod with bearings (standard pumps have plastic rods and no bearings)
Stainless steel valves
Extremely robust solid construction
Designed for long life and serviceable with minimal tools
Integrated on/off switch bulit into the body of the pump
Inflates a deflated BMW R1200GS rear tire in ± 90 seconds to 2 Bar
Maximum capacity: 8 Bar
Maximum continuous running time: 8 minutes
Compact: Only 16 cm long X 5 cm wide
Designed for tough dusty conditions. Unit is completely sealed against dust
Its compact size allows for storage under the seat of numerous bikes
It includes a tough carry bag that folds up to compact size. This bag both protects the Desert Fox Air pump and makes it easier to pack.
Pressure gauge has aluminum and brass fittings for strength and peace of mind.
Standard air compressors have plastic fittings which can leave you stranded.
The arrow in this example depicts where the plastic T-piece connecting the air line (to the tire) failed, rendering the pump useless.
Specifically designed for tough dusty conditions. Unit is completely sealed. No dust can be sucked into the inner workings or piston.
Dual purpose cigarette/Hella/BMW plug
Shown below in standard cigarette lighter outlet configuration (cigarette outlets are the type fitted to motor vehicles):
Motorcycles, including BMW’s , are increasingly being fitted with the Hella/BMW/Powerlet type outlet configuration as it provides a much more stable and tighter connection than standard cigarette connections.
By simply removing the red cover of the plug (as depicted below) the plug converts to a Hella/BMW configuration.
To return to standard cigarette outlet simply click the red cover back on.
Standard pumps tend to have a plastic con rod (A in picture) with no bearings (B) which shortens the lifespan of the pump considerably.
Standard compressor (left) with no bearing vs Desert Fox con rod with full race bearing -right.
Please note the dust proof cover (right hand pump) has been removed purely for this comparative exercise:
Standard pumps (left) cannot be serviced as they are sealed units.The Desert Fox pump (right) is designed to be fully serviceable with minimal tools ensuring many years of trouble free service:
1. Heavy duty SAE master power point which connects directly to your battery & does not affect Canbus systems.
This master power point allows you to power the compressor and any other 12V items such as battery chargers.
2. Dual purpose cigarette/Hella/BMW plug (allows you to power the compressor from a standard cigarette plug or Hella plug).
3. Battery crocodile clips (allows you to power the compressor from another vehicle’s battery).
4. Compressor can attach to any of 1-3 above.