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some time ago I was messing around with gauges and stuff, bought all kinds of fittings, their cheap so I got lots of different fittings.. I had some plastic tubing to fit these nipples on the fittings so I decided What the heck I'm not using them anymore for anything, why not make use of it...I made a great air checker with a air gauge and it works fantastically... really it does,, You can buy these sure but it's nice to just look at the gauge and it is accurate too,, I used a air hose filler piece on one end and the gauge on the other....I have used this now for 5 years... No problems...Laugh if you want it works great... It's only 40 psi we are working with here...
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Take a bike with lots of stuff around the tire and add saddlebags. Makes it a little bit difficult to get to the valve stem. Yes, you already know that. A gauge like that makes it a lot easier. Good job man!
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It looks great to me. I am all for using spare material and making a tool that is better than what you buy. What else have you built?
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I made this gizzy up and carry it in my fairing pocket with my pressure gauge. Ya never know what angle air chuck you'll run into at any given gas station. A clamp-on air chuck with an adapter bushing down to schrader valve brass fitting. Just clamps on the valve stem, and has been accessible by every air chuck I've run up against so far. They make a 90 degree clamp on chuck as well that might work better for this application, but sometimes I just run-what-I-brung when it comes to fabbing stuff up with what's on hand here at the shop.
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