What kind of Air Guage do you use?


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What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by froche » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:33 pm



After lying on the ground today trying to check my rear pressure i decided to ask what kind of gauge you use...
Stock straight stem. and no I am not going to take off the tire just to change the stem!



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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by MikeB » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:03 am

I like this one but I have a GL1500:


you may like this one better for your application:


Both are $11.00 from CycleMax of Ohio.
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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:06 am

I use a hand held digital with a 45 degree nozzle on it, and recently I bought a TPMI so that I can check it from the saddle before I take off.






http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/digital ... auge/53137









http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/tire_pr ... tem/340857


I have double checked the monitor against the digital several times, and so far, it has been dead on within 0.5 psi
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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by SilverDave » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:40 am

Usually I want to do more than just check. At a service station, I also want to add air, and possibly remove a pound or two , if I go over ....

I bought this from GWRRA about 15 years ago:


It is quite accurate, clips onto the tire valve ( I only have two hands !! ) and has a bleed off push valve , if you go over 40 psi.
And a nifty carrying pouch .
I have seen similar, occasionally, at various auto supply shops ....

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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by oldishwinger » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:26 pm

certainly can relate I had lots of trouble finding one that did the job, ended up with this one: does the job.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OXFORD-OF294 ... Swf4ZZeesj

the link shows it on ebay in aussie a search should find it elsewhere

good luck

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Post by C-dub » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:18 pm

For now, I just have this little guy from Walmart.


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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:03 am

I got a set of those little valve stem caps that show green if within 4lbs rated pressure, yellow under 4lbs and red under 8 lbs. Not high tech, but real quick and easy to check before a ride or at a gas stop.....
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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:55 am

DenverWinger wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:03 am
I got a set of those little valve stem caps that show green if within 4lbs rated pressure, yellow under 4lbs and red under 8 lbs. Not high tech, but real quick and easy to check before a ride or at a gas stop.....
I bought a set of those myself, and forgot about them, they were never installed.
Ought to give them away to a friend somewhere as I now have the TPM installed.
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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by Corkster52 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:34 am

I got tired of going back and forth from pressure gauge to pressure hose, so I saw somewhere that one of these works great. I have had it for about year now and love it!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MU ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:19 pm

Corkster52 wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:34 am
I got tired of going back and forth from pressure gauge to pressure hose, so I saw somewhere that one of these works great. I have had it for about year now and love it!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MU ... UTF8&psc=1
I have the Analog version of that tool, a huge help when inflating big tires...
used it yesterday to air up six tires on the Avion TT.
Cold months are here, time to add air.
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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:39 pm

C-dub wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:18 pm
For now, I just have this little guy from Walmart.
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You should check that thing. I bought two of those as cheapy pressure gauges to throw in my wife and daughters' cars, and both of them read over 5 psi high. I chucked them in the trash.

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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by wiretician » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:30 pm

I was in the beginning of the Wing learning, using an old school 90°ish tire gauge that the plastic stem pops out to pressure. Till I got he brilliant idea to change out the valve stems with 90°ones. Now I can use any tire gauge. You might think about getting some and have them put in on your next tire change.
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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:40 pm

John
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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:50 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:40 pm
This one is pretty much dead on.





http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/digital ... auge/53137
I agree, I've had a few of these, and they have always matched my calibrated gauge exactly.

That said...be careful with them. Twice I have dropped them on a concrete garage floor, and twice they completely stopped working - just dead. I took them apart, and there is nothing apparent inside that is broken, and I can find no reason for them to stop working.

But...they are easy to use, accurate and cheap, so I just keep buying more.

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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by C-dub » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:35 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:39 pm
C-dub wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:18 pm
For now, I just have this little guy from Walmart.
You should check that thing. I bought two of those as cheapy pressure gauges to throw in my wife and daughters' cars, and both of them read over 5 psi high. I chucked them in the trash.
Will do. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by Scooter363y » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:01 pm

I have found that as I get older I need to get things bigger (watches,thermometers, and tire gauges) just to see them like I used too. I bought this from Jegs for my race car years ago. A four inch glow in the dark face. Works really nice for reading the pressures in the dark area under the mufflers.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Intercomp/541/360060/10002/-1

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Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

Post by Mh434 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:18 pm

Corkster52 wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:34 am
I got tired of going back and forth from pressure gauge to pressure hose, so I saw somewhere that one of these works great. I have had it for about year now and love it!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MU ... UTF8&psc=1
That's the type I use (well, the analog version), and I love it. I bought it 8 or 9 years ago, and it gets hard, daily use, without complaint. I really like the fact that it's hands-free - push it onto the valve stem while depressing the little lever, release the lever, and the filler stays connected to the valve. You can add or release air with the trigger & release valve button, and be comfortable doing it.



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