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I need a good tire pressure gauge...

I lost the 2 I had some how. What do you guys like to use that is very accurate?

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I got a nice $20 one off of turn one racing, durable and has a little rubber condom on it to protect it from the jagermonster. Very accurate and a big readout, I forget who makes it.
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This?
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/rg/air/air.htm

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I have an accu gage. Works well.

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Personally I just get digital gauges from walmart. The say the same accuracy crap that ad states.

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Personally I just get digital gauges from walmart. The say the same accuracy crap that ad states.
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they are like $9 last forever and get into the bike wheels decently well

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http://ghmeiser.com

I have an accu gage. Works well.
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I'll try the cheap route. I seem to lose these things all the time.

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bought mine from murphys. it's a small keychain style, digital and it's easy to fit the guage and your fat hand in to the wheel to take a reading. it will also keep the reading for a few seconds so that you don't have to be looking at the screen when you take the reading. it's about 2 inches long and an oval shape with 1 button. i think it cost me about $12.
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it's about 2 inches long and an oval shape.
we know your asian, but TMI
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These are really good.....

http://www.quickcar.net/tire_mgmt/lq_tire_ga.html

Pretty sure Turn One Racing handles this brand as well.

I have the Road Gear Digital as well and have found it to be as accurate as the more expensive brands.

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These are really good.....

http://www.quickcar.net/tire_mgmt/lq_tire_ga.html

Pretty sure Turn One Racing handles this brand as well.
sure if you're carrying your tool box around
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Stick gauges and digital gauges do not lose calibration.... and they are durable.


The really cool dial gauges are easy to use and read but need periodic calibration.




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While your at it, get one of these, better than a penny for checking tread depth.

I actually had a friend at Deals Gap want to change his tires because he didn't think he had enough tread depth to start a track day, he was way over the minimum requirement, so he saved the new tires for another day. It's nice to know what you have left.

http://www.quickcar.net/tire_mgmt/depth_ga.html

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Im looking for a air/tire filler for my compressor with a gauge on it with a STRAIGHT end on it - not the double foot on the end. I struggle with those on my van. I cant find one anywhere.
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While your at it, get one of these, better than a penny for checking tread depth.

I actually had a friend at Deals Gap want to change his tires because he didn't think he had enough tread depth to start a track day, he was way over the minimum requirement, so he saved the new tires for another day. It's nice to know what you have left.

http://www.quickcar.net/tire_mgmt/depth_ga.html
that works well if you actually have a tread pattern down the middle of the tire. many sportbike tires do not have pattern down the middle.
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sure if you're carrying your tool box around
That's why I carry the Road Gear Digital on the street bikes! I always carry my tool boxes to the track.

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These are really good.....

http://www.quickcar.net/tire_mgmt/lq_tire_ga.html

Pretty sure Turn One Racing handles this brand as well.

I have the Road Gear Digital as well and have found it to be as accurate as the more expensive brands.
That is exactly what I use at the shop. Very accurate.

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I'm using CruzTools digital. Small, cheap and works well. Don't remember where I bought it, but here it is: http://www.compacc.com/p.cfm/c/1111005/p/20225

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While your at it, get one of these, better than a penny for checking tread depth.

I actually had a friend at Deals Gap want to change his tires because he didn't think he had enough tread depth to start a track day, he was way over the minimum requirement, so he saved the new tires for another day. It's nice to know what you have left.

http://www.quickcar.net/tire_mgmt/depth_ga.html
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These are really good.....

http://www.quickcar.net/tire_mgmt/lq_tire_ga.html

Pretty sure Turn One Racing handles this brand as well.

I have the Road Gear Digital as well and have found it to be as accurate as the more expensive brands.
hands down. love those.



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that works well if you actually have a tread pattern down the middle of the tire. many sportbike tires do not have pattern down the middle.
More interested on what is on the side, not the center, unless you are purely a street rider in Illinois.

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bought mine from murphys. it's a small keychain style, digital and it's easy to fit the guage and your fat hand in to the wheel to take a reading. it will also keep the reading for a few seconds so that you don't have to be looking at the screen when you take the reading. it's about 2 inches long and an oval shape with 1 button. i think it cost me about $12.
got that one myself, works good for me

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I have a digital one from Walmart, lights up a pretty baby blue neon Making it easy to read in the dark. It was under $10.

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