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View Poll Results: How do you measure tire presure and How often
I use my personal digital pressure gauge 15 20.83%
I use my personal mechanical pressure gauge 42 58.33%
I use the gauge at the pump 0 0%
Once a week 17 23.61%
More that once in a Month 11 15.28%
Once a Month 19 26.39%
More than once in 3 Months 7 9.72%
Once every 3 Months 8 11.11%
3 or less times in a year 6 8.33%
Never 2 2.78%
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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How often do you check your tire pressure

There are a lot of post covering the correct pressure for various tire. However how often do you check pressure to ensure they are correct. Please mention what gauge you use to measure. The poll is multiple options so you can select all options that apply to you. However I would request all to provide atleast one response in frequency of checking and one in the gauge type used for checking category

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I try to check it atleast once a month and usually use a digital gauge.


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I ran 12 lbs in my rear tire for 3000+ miles. Stupid tires are stiff enough not to show low pressure. Now I try to check mine at least twice a year.

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Twice a year??!

Ok, well, I check my motorcycle weekly (usually on sunday) and I check my car once/month.
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i check mine every day that i ride. when all you got is two of them you gotta play it safe
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I check my car when the tires look funny.

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I use the color coded caps that monitor pressure and can check everytime I start the bike.
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I use the color coded caps that monitor pressure and can check everytime I start the bike.
I did that for a while until I figured out that they don't work.

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For those with personal digital gauges, how do you get the pressure for the rear tire. The clearance to get the nozzle in there for reading is tight.

My gauge has a bent tip even then I am not able to get the reading.
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