The unit draws 4.5 amps at 40 psi, inflates up to 100 psi and will run for 30 minutes before needing a 20-minute cool down. A very handy feature of the Micro is a second Schrader valve located on its base that allows the operator to check the pressure with a gauge while the tire is being inflated. I took periodic readings with the pencil gauge and found that the tire had reached 20 psi by five minutes, 30 at seven minutes, and in nine minutes reached my target pressure of 38 psi.
As nice as this is, I never have had a flat tire and its because I'm very aware of where I ride and what those conditions might be like. On top of that i'm picky about when I ride. This will however will be great for anyone that looks for any opportunity to be on the road.
I've had a couple of punctures over the years and all were in town. One was less than 250' from my house!
I have a Dynaplug plug kit for the Super Tenere. As for inflation, I have an older CO2 inflater that uses air gun cartridges as well as a small compressor type for topping up the tires as needed.
The SCR950 is another matter.
You can't plug a tube. I may have to resort to Fix-A-Flat on the road if...
(snip) But holy ****, 250' from your house?! That must've sucked!
It was bad. I was two up on a GL1800 turning left into busy 4 lane traffic from a green light. The lower jaw from a busted pair of large Channel-lock pliers rammed into the rear tire and was flailing away at the swing arm until I got stopped. The pliers part made a finger-sized hole in the Metzeler radial and all the air escaped in seconds. I *rode* the bike back to the house - praying the tire stayed beaded. (It did). My girlfriend happily walked back. The tire was changed later and we made a 600+ mile to/from ride to Deal's Gap in a day about a week later to scuff in the new rubber. =)
No matter how careful you are, a punctured tire can happen anywhere and I feel like it's only a matter of time until every rider goes through the same experience. Just stick a plug into a tubeless tire, inflate it and you're good to go. Not sure how big of a hole the kits can plug before they become useless.
Did the pliers damage the swing arm any fair degree ?
It sounded worse than it was. Mostly scratches in the finish. If I had been going highway speeds, all sorts of bad things could've happened. If the swing arm had suffered a crack right in the middle, the wheel's leverage could've broken it in two catastrophically. Since 2001, GL1800's have had single-sided swing arms. I'll stop right there before the nightmares return. :-O