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Old 09-13-2016, 04:30 PM   #21
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Checking them before a ride tells me nothing about PSI growth during the ride. Tires will cool down and lose pressure in a long straight after twisties. It'd be nice to know what the tires are doing in real time.
Yep, quite eye-opening too. Mine rise much more than I would have thought.
However I doubt I will put them on any of my sport-bikes. I have them on the FJR.
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Checking them before a ride tells me nothing about PSI growth during the ride. Tires will cool down and lose pressure in a long straight after twisties. It'd be nice to know what the tires are doing in real time.
If your that concerned about it, why not just run nitrogen?
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And what's next?? A digital oil gauge because your too lazy to put the bike upright and check the oil level. Laziness has no place in the motorcycle world. And those sensors are naturally leaky anyway. If your concerned about air loss you just added another variable to the equation.
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And what's next?? A digital oil gauge because your too lazy to put the bike upright and check the oil level. Laziness has no place in the motorcycle world. And those sensors are naturally leaky anyway. If your concerned about air loss you just added another variable to the equation.


You're focused on the wrong thing. It's not about air loss.
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Yeah. Run nitrogen. It doesn't act like air under extreme racing conditions. Problem solved without spending hundreds of dollars on stupid sensors that are worthless.
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You're focused on the wrong thing. It's not about air loss.
Exactly.

It is about finding the optimal pressure. And most of us know what that can do for both riding, and tire wear.

Who is training these n00bs around here?
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Yeah. Run nitrogen. It doesn't act like air under extreme racing conditions. Problem solved without spending hundreds of dollars on stupid sensors that are worthless.


You should stop giving advice. Now. Nitrogen is a gas. It expands when it gets hot and contracts when it gets cold. Air is 78% nitrogen, so please....explain how nitrogen doesn't act like air.
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You should stop giving advice. Now. Nitrogen is a gas. It expands when it gets hot and contracts when it gets cold. Air is 78% nitrogen, so please....explain how nitrogen doesn't act like air.
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Man, is there anything lighter than helium? I'll put that in. I get that nitrogen is less affected by temp changes, but that's assuming zero moisture inside the tire. Pretty much impossible to guarantee unless you can vacuum the tire down once installed, then add nitrogen. You also put 100% of your faith in the valve stems and that they won't leak. If they do, you'll just end up topping off with air, which defeats the purpose. You still have to check pressure before each ride. TPMS means I could check pressure before I even walked to the garage.
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Pure laziness in this thread. Next...
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Nitrogen is less likely to change pressure with different temps. But oh well nothing easier parted that a fool and his money. Best of luck in your tpms nightmare
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Nitrogen is less likely to change pressure with different temps. But oh well nothing easier parted that a fool and his money. Best of luck in your tpms nightmare

Gee, that sounds familiar. It's almost as if I said that earlier. Oh, wait...I did. I also said there were caveats. Guess you skipped over that.
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Wanting real time information is lazy? Guess you've already cut your thermostat wire and removed the bulb from your low oil pressure indicator, right?
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Ulysse Speedometer. Another useless thing... Actually it is Awesome but dont tell hondawhoseit, he'll just .
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How much does it cost for a nitrogen exchange? As quick as motorcycle tires wear, is it really cost effective?
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Wanting real time information is lazy? Guess you've already cut your thermostat wire and removed the bulb from your low oil pressure indicator, right?
Never had them come on because I take care of my things before problems happen that cause idiot lights to come on...
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And I think you are talking about a coolant temp sensor. A thermostat is a solid piece composed of brass metal and rubber that opens to allow coolant flow when engine reaches operating temp...
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$87, if you make 500K a year and have yer own personal mech...yes, yes it does.
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Never had them come on because I take care of my things before problems happen that cause idiot lights to come on...


Really? You can control rocks hitting your radiator? How exactly do you maintain your fan switch to ensure it doesn't fail?
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