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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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i have had my 2018 speedmaster for a year now and i'm embarrassed to say this is the first time i've checked my tire pressure, and they were low. it is a real pain to check pressure with an regular shirt pocket tire gage especially the front with the dual brake discs. i even tried to use one of the dial type that holds the reading until released. any body have an easier way?
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I use something like this.
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I use one of these. Easy to carry it on the bike.
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both ideas look good. where do you get them?
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Quick google search revealed this.

https://www.ebay.com.au/i/283463710982?chn=ps
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If you do end up buying a dial type gauge dont get one that measures, say up to 300 lbs. I got one like the photo, up to 60 lbs. One mark = 2 lbs of pressure.

They should be available everywhere wherever you live in the world at most bike or auto supplier shops, or online it you wish.

There electronic ones as well. But I prefer the gauge type. Personal choice I guess.
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But when you get one go down to your local tyre fitter and check it against his guage, preferably several of them. Even new ones sometimes do not read the correct pressure.

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Edit: And use the 4PSI rule for your particular load and temperatures.

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I use something like this.
I have a commercial grade air chuck on my shop compressor made by Amflo. It has stayed pretty accurate over the years. I cross check it with something similar to the one shown. Franky the little pocket tire checkers and the cheapo digital ones are worth about as much as you pay for them. My wife insists on keeping one of those in her car (a vehicle that the tires cost about $700 a set of four). I would steal it and throw in in the trash, but she will just buy another one. ...J.D.

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For all this gauge accuracy requirement, I would figure that the "3 PSI rule" vs the "4 PSI rule" would be more of a conflict.

On a race track, I can see the need for better consistency, etc but normal everyday riding in all the varying conditions we happen across....?

We will burn that bridge when we get to it....

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