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Tire Pressure Gauge #5332682 01/26/20 12:06 PM
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As I age I find it harder to check tire pressure in these 17" wheels especially the front with disks almost as large as the wheel. Has anyone discovered a easy solution? I think a gauge with almost a reverse angle would work, I tried bending the brass end fitting on a gauge and only managed to snap it off.
Any ideas.
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I normally never check the tire pressure. Have cars that have the TPMS on them so only do it when it's low. Only time I hook up is with a tire inflator like this Ryobi. Has the pressure gauge right on it and it's easy to see.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-18-Volt-ONE-Cordless-Power-Inflator-Tool-Only-P737/206159256

Re: Tire Pressure Gauge [Re: Smoky14] #5332705 01/26/20 12:39 PM
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Got a picture? That would help with suggestions. I have always use the pen-style pressure tester, which is angled near the end so the fitting is at 45°.


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Re: Tire Pressure Gauge [Re: Smoky14] #5332735 01/26/20 01:13 PM
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Assuming it's the Fusion. Doesn't it have a tire pressure reading in the display screen?

Re: Tire Pressure Gauge [Re: Smoky14] #5332761 01/26/20 01:46 PM
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All our streetbikes are Sportbikes with very little clearance between the discs and the wheel. I use a tire pressure gauge which has a 45° angled chuck on the end of a hose which is about a foot long. I get in front of the front wheel, with the valve stem at about the 4 o'clock position as viewed from the right side (when seated on the bike) of the bike. With my right hand I feed the chuck in between the discs and wheel, and with my left fingers coming in from the other side of the wheel I press it onto the valve stem to get the reading. I use the same procedure to add air if needed. Works for me, and is easy enough that I've never had an issue.

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Angle valve stems are the best solution for easy access in tight conditions...

[Linked Image from dealsanimg.com]

My RC45 angle valve stem circled in white...
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I also have angled valve stems on our Sportbikes.

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This digital tire gauge is extremely accurate and affordable. The 45 degrees offset should work for your situation.

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Gauge with a hose and 90 degree head works pretty good. This one has the button to let air out too. So over fill the tire, put the gauge on and let air out until you reach the pressure you want.

https://www.amazon.com/Accu-Gage-RA60X-Right-Angle-Pressure/dp/B002MQOXGW/

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Originally Posted by Wolf359
I normally never check the tire pressure. Have cars that have the TPMS on them so only do it when it's low. Only time I hook up is with a tire inflator like this Ryobi. Has the pressure gauge right on it and it's easy to see.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-18-Volt-ONE-Cordless-Power-Inflator-Tool-Only-P737/206159256


You don't check your tire pressures on your motorcycles?

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Originally Posted by Bonz
Originally Posted by Wolf359
I normally never check the tire pressure. Have cars that have the TPMS on them so only do it when it's low. Only time I hook up is with a tire inflator like this Ryobi. Has the pressure gauge right on it and it's easy to see.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-18-Volt-ONE-Cordless-Power-Inflator-Tool-Only-P737/206159256


You don't check your tire pressures on your motorcycles?



When i had a little GZ250, i checked the tire pressure every other day riding to work. If it sat a few days, i always checked it before a ride.


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I often wondered, more so now, is there a "gold" standard in mechanical tire pressure gauges.
So many of them are cheaply made. I guess with a simple search I can find one that is calibrated to some named standard?

I still have a Sears Craftsmen from the 1970s that seems to be rock solid, round gauge with needle.
We also have a bunch of those "stick" gauges all of questionable quality including the Sears now that it is so old.
I guess I can just compare them all on the same tire but would be nice if there is some official standard that some gauges carry.

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Honestly from my experience, those stick gauges that cost a couple bucks don't do a bad job. I have compared them to more "accurate", meaning more expensive gauges, also against the TPMS numbers on various vehicles and they are pretty much right there.

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Originally Posted by Bonz
Originally Posted by Wolf359
I normally never check the tire pressure. Have cars that have the TPMS on them so only do it when it's low. Only time I hook up is with a tire inflator like this Ryobi. Has the pressure gauge right on it and it's easy to see.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-18-Volt-ONE-Cordless-Power-Inflator-Tool-Only-P737/206159256


You don't check your tire pressures on your motorcycles?



I'm guessing he didn't catch that it is a motorcycle thread. My bike has a center stand so one thing I always do during the "pre-flight" in add'n to checking pressure is I turn each wheel one revolution and make sure there's nothing sticking in the tire, i.e. nails or other road debris. Inflation specs for my Guzzi, are same one-up or two-up: 36 psi front, 42 psi rear.

I use a stubby dial gauge like this, it clears the discs front and rear:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Slime-5-60-psi-Chrome-Dial-Gauge-20049/203351010

You can also get them with angled nozzles or flex hoses.




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PSA - Motorcycle Tire Air Pressure

Check your tire pressure on your bike at LEAST 1x a week--preferably every time you ride (or every other day, etc.) with an ACCURATE gauge.

This is a Public Service Announcement.


I have one of those Milton dual head tire inflators with a built in gauge and it's a pain to to get to the schrader valve--with the valve at the 6 O'clock position, I have to bring the inflator down from above between the spokes to get an an angle to attach to the valve--a royal pain.

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