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Old 12-17-2006, 12:22 PM   #121
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Patrick - thanks for your time with the maintenance class.

Great deal on the Jacket and gripps too
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:31 PM   #122
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Yeap Big thanks to Patrick for the clinic. Learned a few tricks and confirmed some old ones(yes, I know repost). And many many thanks for violating my bike she a little young to be naked in public already:icon_bigg :notworthy

Hey Swift next week try to come out seriously that was a teaser
Give me a shout if yall get out next Sunday (I'll have guests over on Fri/Sat though).

BTW - I was catching about 3/4 the directions you were giving me during the ride yesterday. I-pod was cranked too high
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:08 PM   #123
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Maybe the first weekend after or the day after Christmas?
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:38 AM   #124
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In my experience, most digital gauges do not give repeatable accuracy.
I base this on the number of gauges we've checked on our calibrator as well as disassembling a few of them and seeing how they're made.

Most of them use a coiled wire spring, just like a dial gauge, to measure the pressure. Typically the wire material is cheap and doesn't always give the same tension, plus they are more sensitive to being dropped, tossed in the toolbox etc..
I appreciate the input Patrick. Reminds me of my Navy days when we sent our whole zoo collection of tools over to the sub-tender to get them calibrated. I already took the half casing off my slime digital to see just what the heck was inside, oh yeah, and to see where the battery was too, now I am thinking about doing it again to see if they have a coiled wire spring. They must make them pretty darn small now-a-days but I will look again now I know what to look for.

I noticed in a previous thread, which you discussed the importance of tire pressures, you mentioned the pencil gauges from Walmart and Auto-zone are junk. I had my NAPA pencil gauge, for about 5 years, until the Slime Gauge illustrated to me that the pencil gauge was out of calibration. Any suggestions on notable brands to not pass on? I had a helluva time looking for a decent product testing company/website on the net. Guess they don't adverstise much or I used the wrong wording to search by. Thanks again.
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I appreciate the input Patrick. Reminds me of my Navy days when we sent our whole zoo collection of tools over to the sub-tender to get them calibrated. I already took the half casing off my slime digital to see just what the heck was inside, oh yeah, and to see where the battery was too, now I am thinking about doing it again to see if they have a coiled wire spring. They must make them pretty darn small now-a-days but I will look again now I know what to look for.

I noticed in a previous thread, which you discussed the importance of tire pressures, you mentioned the pencil gauges from Walmart and Auto-zone are junk. I had my NAPA pencil gauge, for about 5 years, until the Slime Gauge illustrated to me that the pencil gauge was out of calibration. Any suggestions on notable brands to not pass on? I had a helluva time looking for a decent product testing company/website on the net. Guess they don't adverstise much or I used the wrong wording to search by. Thanks again.
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