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Tire air gauges

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:25 am



Over the years I have used the traditional tire air gauges but I found each of them to be a pain in my buttucks...The long one with the slide out measuring stick works ok, [sometimes] and the the air gauge one with the push button release on it in the center there works ok but it's a pain for the rear wheel, so I made my own darn gauge to suit me and my needs...I just got a few connections and a set up for some small tubing, it's only 40 psi so it is fine, stick it on the valve and you get a nice accurate reading...I love mine..Just wanted to share something else I made.. :lol: Makes checking the air pressure easy, especially the rear tire
The different air gauges and then mine
The different air gauges and then mine
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Re: Tire air gauges

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:23 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Over the years I have used the traditional tire air gauges but I found each of them to be a pain in my buttucks...The long one with the slide out measuring stick works ok, [sometimes] and the the air gauge one with the push button release on it in the center there works ok but it's a pain for the rear wheel, so I made my own darn gauge to suit me and my needs...I just got a few connections and a set up for some small tubing, it's only 40 psi so it is fine, stick it on the valve and you get a nice accurate reading...I love mine..Just wanted to share something else I made.. :lol: Makes checking the air pressure easy, especially the rear tire
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Good Idea Beaver, I guess if your satisfied thats all that counts. As for getting to those back tires, I agree some times one has to stand on your head to get a good reading ;) There sure many a different type gauges out there, and which one is the best one ?

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Re: Tire air gauges

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:34 pm

I claim mine as the best and cheapest... :lol: :lol: I love it..It's easy for me now..Just lay the gauge down reach in and press,,,, instant reading with no air loss.. I cannot tell a lie.. :shock: :D

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Re: Tire air gauges

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:47 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I claim mine as the best and cheapest... :lol: :lol: I love it..It's easy for me now..Just lay the gauge down reach in and press,,,, instant reading with no air loss.. I cannot tell a lie.. :shock: :D


HOW HOW HOW, did I know that was going to be your answer..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Tire air gauges

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:36 pm

WA9FWT wrote:
littlebeaver wrote:I claim mine as the best and cheapest... :lol: :lol: I love it..It's easy for me now..Just lay the gauge down reach in and press,,,, instant reading with no air loss.. I cannot tell a lie.. :shock: :D


HOW HOW HOW, did I know that was going to be your answer..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Because I am the master of disaster.....If you have an extra gauge laying around not in use, go to Home depot and get a couple of fittings for a small tube and to fit a air tip and the rest is easy..I used teflon tape so no air can escape...Funny right...Hey don't knock it ...it works beautifly :lol: Don't ya know... :D

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Re: Tire air gauges

Postby dingdong » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:51 am

Point to ponder: Why is the valve stem always at the top when you need to check tire pressure?
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Re: Tire air gauges

Postby rufus15 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:16 am

looks awesome, but no matter what i use TPS light will still activate on my 2012 wing. must be I'm not blowing hard enough into the valve stem. :oops: :oops:

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Re: Tire air gauges

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:44 pm

rufus15 wrote:looks awesome, but no matter what i use TPS light will still activate on my 2012 wing. must be I'm not blowing hard enough into the valve stem. :oops: :oops:

Man......I thought I was kinda goofy... :shock: :shock: :lol:

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Re: Tire air gauges

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:31 pm

littlebeaver wrote:
rufus15 wrote:looks awesome, but no matter what i use TPS light will still activate on my 2012 wing. must be I'm not blowing hard enough into the valve stem. :oops: :oops:

Man......I thought I was kinda goofy... :shock: :shock: :lol:


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