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Old 08-14-2011, 12:38 AM   #21
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Interested. Where did you get these? I'd really like to read more on them.
$5.34+taxes

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gas-Saver-...32psi/16776207
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Honestly it's important to check your tires often. The biggest problem is that motorcycle tires hold such little air that it doesn't take a large volume of air loss to significantly affect your pressure. Same goes with temperature changes. Be careful with those caps. I've heard of problems with them releasing air. And they have a 36 psi variety too that would likely be a better option. Or get in with another member and split up a couple packs of them and do a 32 in the front 36 in the rear. 33/36 is a generally good pressure to run for most 600/1000s on the street for around town. All highway 36/36 would prob be better. But whatever you do use a good gauge. Those gas station and stick type gauges are notoriously off. I believe it's walmart that sells a bent type gauge for $10 from accutire. Radio Shack also sold this one branded under their name for $5 more. But I've found this one to be the most reliable gauge for the price. And it reads consistently to .5 lb. I've tried numerous digital and analog gauges from $2-80 and find that one to be the best for the money. Most of those gauges that claim to read to .1 psi will have a different reading every time you take a measurement, back to back. The accutire is repeatable. It has a silver top and a black rubber handle. On my phone so can't post a pic.
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These have a history of failing, causing sudden deflation. I'd reconsider using them.

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I got these. I visually check them before riding. Tire pressure is supposed to be more than 32 in both front/rear tires in my bike but its a better check than nothing... This way I know at least the tire is at 32psi or above.
How often do you guys check your tire pressure?
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #24
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You should check before each ride, along with your lights and brakes. +1 on the air pressure caps, although I would need ones that go to 36psi as well.
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These have a history of failing, causing sudden deflation. I'd reconsider using them.
That's all I need to know. And the fact they came from Walmart.

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Old 08-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #26
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That's all I need to know. And the fact they came from Walmart.

Thanks guys.
If it makes a difference to you other stores sell them too for a premium. Just saying...

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Since I don't ride my bike as often as most..... I never leave the house without checking the tire pressure.
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I only check my tire pressure when I feel my bike is a bit sluggish leaning in. I inflate to 36 and I can feel the difference when it gets into low 30s. Other than that I usually use my hands to feel the pressure before every ride. I don't mind buying new tires, gives me a chance to try them all.

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At least once a week and before every spirited or long distance ride
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I may try those. Are they pretty light or do you think they may throw the balance off?

I like to check my junk every week or every fillup, whichever comes first. Also, if I hit anything

however, sometimes I forget and remember after getting all dressed up do go to work. Then, next thing you know your front is at 17psi and you feel like a total goon.
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These have a history of failing, causing sudden deflation. I'd reconsider using them.

Don't use them. They have reports of fail, come loose, and cause your tire to deflate to 0 psi.

It's not that much of a hassle to check the air pressure people, stop being lazy.
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These have a history of failing, causing sudden deflation. I'd reconsider using them.
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Don't use them. They have reports of fail, come loose, and cause your tire to deflate to 0 psi.

It's not that much of a hassle to check the air pressure people, stop being lazy.
OK, got it. They seemed like a good idea and even though I have them on for a year without problems I now understand the risk.

I am taking them out as they override the valve (to have a continuous indication of 32psi or above they press the stem down and hold the pressure with piece of rubber at the bottom of the cap which is threaded).

Good catch, thanks for the advice
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If it makes a difference to you other stores sell them too for a premium. Just saying...
The Walmart comment was a joke. I meant to insert a smiley emoticon. Sorry.
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I just add some air when low tire pressure seems to be slowing me down.
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Once a week and before a backroad ride. Also if the temperature changes greatly I'll check.
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