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How do you measure tire presure and How often

  • I use my personal digital pressure gauge

    Votes: 12 18.5%
  • I use my personal mechanical pressure gauge

    Votes: 40 61.5%
  • I use the gauge at the pump

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Once a week

    Votes: 15 23.1%
  • More that once in a Month

    Votes: 11 16.9%
  • Once a Month

    Votes: 17 26.2%
  • More than once in 3 Months

    Votes: 6 9.2%
  • Once every 3 Months

    Votes: 8 12.3%
  • 3 or less times in a year

    Votes: 5 7.7%
  • Never

    Votes: 2 3.1%

  • Total voters
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
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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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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hgree said:
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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i am almost certain you can get a new valve stem that does a 90 deg bend... just make sure you rebalance it afterwards.
 

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B K R said:
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.
My digital gauge has a 90º top, not just a slight bend, so I don't have any problems with that.
 

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Or a tire gauge for smaller clearance
http://www.motosupply.bigstep.com/item.html?UCIDs=1226944|1274450&PRID=1494923
 

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ummm you are a theft deterent device?
 

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hyperbuzzin said:
Hey Doc, welcome.
Can you guess what I am for Halloween ??......

Hizzo3 said:
ummm you are a theft deterent device?
Hey !!
There was another spam post here awhile ago. Some Doctor selling 'legal' pills.
But good guess Hizzo !
 

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Dang it, somebody deleted a post, 'cause the last two remarks made no sense.
 

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yea, Hypers spam costume email got re routed to this forum and then deleted.
 

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I also have the color coded caps to check the pressure. Check them every time before I start the bike up. Sure is alot quicker with just a glance.
 

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I also have the color coded caps to check the pressure. Check them every time before I start the bike up. Sure is alot quicker with just a glance.
Can you buy those for the exact pressure we run or are they adjustable, or are they factory set at one generic reading?
 

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The ones I found HERE come in these ranges.....26-40 PSI, by 2 pound increments, then 44, 50 & 60.
Also heavy duty ones from 65-120 PSI, by 5 pound increments.

Interesting edit. From the site I linked to I found this.....
The government has proposed a new rule mandating that all vehicles made after November 2006 have systems to warn drivers about low tire pressure. This is in response to a recent recall of 6.5 million Firestone tires.

But, when those Firestone tires went bad, there was no time for a warning! The tread just split from the tire.
 
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