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post #1 of 5 Old 10-22-2017, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Tire PSI Gauge??

Hi all. Wondering what people are using to check their tire PSI? Reason is, I have been having trouble finding one that will be easier to use on the rear. Bought a CH at Walmart with the dial gauge. And a squeeze release end. Fits good. Gauge isn't accurate at all. I have an old Amflo with a 12" hose and Pencil gauge. Works great. Cant find another. Tried a Craftsman one. Accurate. But the hose is short.


Also have 2 different Stick gauges. One showed 32. The other showed 36 on my front tire. Big difference.

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Hate to admit it Tmax but due to the extremely poor position of the valves, I have never checked the air pressures since day one. For me it is a quick kick test. If the foot hurts, then there is enough air in the tyre.

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There are Right Angle Valve Stems. Wonder why HD didn't use it on the rear??

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I just went out and checked my tires. I used a 'Monkey Grip 4X4' tire gauge. It has a 4" two sided head connected to a flexible hose and a recording gauge. It holds the pressure until you press the release button. I have to stick it through the disc slots to reach the back schrader valve. When I picked up my bike it only had 20 psi in the tires. Sloppy. And I didn't get the correct owners manual.

I think I got the gauge at O'Reilly's auto parts store. Couldn't find it on a web search. Sorry.
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My dealer gave me a mini stick type gauge that goes on my key chain. It seems to agree with a dial gauge purchased at a gas station many years ago. The most likely scenario is that both cheap gauges have the same systematic error, but one of those two is what I go with.


Access to the valve is problematic between the final drive pulley on one side, the disk rotor on the other, and saddle bags supported by sari guards on both sides. I'm an old, fat dude so limited flexibility is also an issue. I just accept as fact that I need to work the bike forward and back until the valve, when viewed from the right side, is somewhere in the 6 o'clock to 8 o'clock position. Then I lay on the ground to the right of the rear wheel passing gauges and air chucks in from the left side.

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