Tyre pressure gauge

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Gavsta, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Gavsta

    Gavsta Guest


    Im after a decent and accurate pressure gauge (the one on the compressor
    is hopeless), and one that will give an instant reading - Id prefer a
    dial if possible, rather than a digital readout.

    Any recommends?


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    Gavsta, Apr 10, 2009
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  2. Those old-fashioned tubular metal ones with the sliding bar - you know,
    the ones that clip into a pocket like a ballpoint pen - are about the
    best around, IMHO.

    Years ago, when I was going round the Avon tyre factory, all the
    technicians used them. They'd checked them against the calibrated gauge
    they had in the plant, and said they were hardly ever more than 1psi
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 10, 2009
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  3. Gavsta

    Champ Guest

    Ever squirted some WD40 down the slider, and then compared the

    I use a digital one, which, apart from anything else, was very easy to
    read, and, when racing, gave pressure to 0.1 of a psi.
    Yebbut, that was in 1959.
    Champ, Apr 10, 2009
  4. Gavsta

    Krusty Guest


    Does what it says on the tin, & very accurate. I've got 3 [1], & they
    all read within 1 PSI of each other.

    [1] Usual story - lose one, buy another, find first etc.


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    Krusty, Apr 10, 2009
  5. Erm, no....
    Pretty good, if accurate. A bit irrelevant for the street, mind.
    Damn nearly ;-) But if that sort of gauge was accurate then, it's
    unlikely to be inaccurate now.
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 10, 2009
  6. Gavsta

    Champ Guest

    I've not done it myself, but I now someone who has, and it did make a
    real difference. Which means, if it's basically air pressure vs
    friction, then as it gets old and grubby the friction might go up. Or
    Oh sure. And, as Bear points out, just cos it reads to 0.1psi,
    doesn't actually make it that accurate. But I bought it from Denis
    Trollope, so it must be :)
    Champ, Apr 10, 2009
  7. I love it when you talk technical.
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 10, 2009
  8. How do you think he was such a big hit with the laydeez, back before
    he became all conventional?

    Beelzebub_on_Mac, Apr 10, 2009
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    wessie Guest

    (The Older Gentleman) wrote in

    I have an Avon branded one. My father was given it at a trade show about 40
    years ago. Still works perfectly.
    wessie, Apr 10, 2009
  10. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Champ
    "I have a friend who thinks he may be going grey..."
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 10, 2009
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