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Old 12-31-2013, 09:05 PM   #21
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Patrick do you recommend a particular brand pencil gauge?
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Patrick do you recommend a particular brand pencil gauge?
He has them for sale I believe
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Patrick do you recommend a particular brand pencil gauge?

There's lot's of different brands, just make sure the pacage says good within 1% or something to that effect.
If it doesn't say it on the package there's a good chance it isn't.
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:38 PM   #24
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There's lot's of different brands, just make sure the pacage says good within 1% or something to that effect.
If it doesn't say it on the package there's a good chance it isn't.
I haven't found any around the house that I'm confident is calibrated. Do you have any in stock? I assume you are closed today, and open tomorrow.
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I have this tire gauge. Nice large dial, aluminum body, peak pressure hold, made in USA.

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Yes sir!
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Thanks Longdraw for always reminding me. Now, I always ask whomever im with to pretty pls check it before we head out n sure enough its usually off by 5 like patrick says.
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Size:  1.2 KBI got one of these gauges instead of a pencil gauge. Are they accurate?

I really like it because the hose makes it easy to reach the valve. It's so easy to check it with this compared to a pencil gauge that I probably check it twice as often as I normally would.
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I've checked my tire air pressure gauge and compared the readings to a calibrated unit from a race vendor at the track.. its extremty accurate. If anyone else is in the northwest part of town youre welcome to stop by and compare readings to see how accurate yours is.
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I've checked my tire air pressure gauge and compared the readings to a calibrated unit from a race vendor at the track.. its extremty accurate. If anyone else is in the northwest part of town youre welcome to stop by and compare readings to see how accurate yours is.
How long ago was it calibrated? Was it dropped since then? Any gauge is in the ballpark unless you are racing.
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Attachment 75299I got one of these gauges instead of a pencil gauge. Are they accurate?

I really like it because the hose makes it easy to reach the valve. It's so easy to check it with this compared to a pencil gauge that I probably check it twice as often as I normally would.
I like the dial gauges for convenience, but they're sensitive to drops, and sometimes to extreme weather changes.
I actually use one at home like that, but have a known good pencil gauge that I compare it against occasionally.
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Accuracy = Precision + Repeatability.

Precision = how close a measurement is to the actual pressure.
Repeatability = how close different measurement over time is to the average value.

Just because a dial gauge is knocked off "Precision" doesn't mean it is useless. It may still have great repeatability, in which case you can compare the measurement with a known good gauge and just do the offset in you head. Or re-mark the dial, if you care to get fancy.

I've got a dial gauge that reads consistently 4 psi high in the typical range of tire pressures, so I just do the math in my head.
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I have a question but dont feel like making a separate thread. My old oem dunlop qualifiers ran at 36 front and 42 rear. I just bought some new pirelli angel gts, should I stick with the same pressure? Or is the difference just to keep the rear from ever pushing the front?
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Do you ride 2 up often?
How much do you weigh?
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600rr around the woods not commuting too much except occasional trips to houston. No 2 ups and I weigh about 195
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For regular/semi-spirited riding I'd recommend 36 front and rear.
Commuting take the rear to 38.
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$140 digital air gauge / chuck at work pretty sure that will work just fine
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On the 250 36 f&r are good starting pressures.
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