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post #101 of 109 (permalink) Old 09-29-2016, 07:52 PM
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Gages with dials (the needle) suck. Older slide ones seem pretty accurate, fancy digital ones are okay, but overkill. Just my .02

NEVER put that tire inflation patch stuff in a tire and check it with your new digital gauge... don't ask me how I know.
Ya know gold you cant check air pressure with that crap in your tire at the bottom the valve stem has to be at the top .. now check it

Like a loaded tractor tire you can only add air or check the pressure when the valve stem is at the top cause the liquid is at the Bottom.. LOL.................... ..............................

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Ya know gold you cant check air pressure with that crap in your tire at the bottom the valve stem has to be at the top .. now check it

Like a loaded tractor tire you can only add air or check the pressure when the valve stem is at the top cause the liquid is at the Bottom.. LOL.................... ..............................

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I was educated the hard way on this one years and years agoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Or...... Ya can't check a bicycle tire filled with a can full of that cr@p, because someone was too lazy to replace the inner tube and thought he could avoid changing one by dumping an entire can of that stuff in a tubed tire.

Hmmmm wonder how much pressure is in the tire... wait.. hold my beer, I'll check it..

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This is good advice, also remember to change the air in your tires regularly, your bike will run much better.
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One more thing . . . make sure you check your Owner's Manual for the correct air as some take 87 while others use 91. You don't want a "Pinging" noise coming from your tires because you didn't have the correct rating. And - air blended with Ethanol can never be good. Don't want the valve stem rubber to be eaten away.


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This is good advice, also remember to change the air in your tires regularly, your bike will run much better.
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I've run across more bikes than I can remember just sitting in garage corners and the only problem with them was stale air in the tires.... sad, very sad.

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Yeah, I got the air mixture wrong when I filled my back tire after sitting all winter. I used 1 part hydrogen, 2 parts oxygen. Not sure how to drain it now :/

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Keep in mind when you pay more for nitrogen in your tires. Atmospheric air is already 78% nitrogen

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There's an app for that, it's very accurate! Available for Android and iPhones.


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Now on a serious note...

Where can one buy an accurate tire pressure gauge for you bike. I have a few for my other vehicles and they do jump around depending on how you apply pressure or hold the gauge when checking my auto tires.

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