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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-14-2006, 06:04 PM
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Sorry Wes - but I had my right angle valves (metal) fitted so they point towards the final drive and away from the brake calipers- much easier to access!

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Yeah, Norman, I have mine the same on the back. It's the front one that was hitting the caliper and it doesn't matter which way you point it. I have it pointed to the right which is easier to reach when it's on the side stand. Sure a lot easier to service than the stock ones anyhow.

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Here's another option for tire pressure monitoring caps. This looks promising, but I find the delta P in the various color changes a bit high, do you agree with that?

http://www.quik-chek.info/product.htm

The good thing about them is that they only read the tire pressure when you press the top. That allows the regular valve to do its job, preventing air loss from a poorly sealed cap that is always under pressure.

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I got some "Tire Minders" from this site:

http://www.tireminder.ca/

They have been FLAWLESS in operation for over a year. The only "hassle" is that if you can't see the valve stem on the front wheel because it happens to be hidden by the fender, you have to roll the scooter forward or back to check it. Rear tire stem is easy to check because I always use the center stand in the garage.

When I posted this previously, someone opined that they MUST be checked regularly because they've been known to leak. That has NOT been my experience.

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I got some "Tire Minders" from this site:

http://www.tireminder.ca/

They have been FLAWLESS in operation for over a year. The only "hassle" is that if you can't see the valve stem on the front wheel because it happens to be hidden by the fender, you have to roll the scooter forward or back to check it. Rear tire stem is easy to check because I always use the center stand in the garage.

When I posted this previously, someone opined that they MUST be checked regularly because they've been known to leak. That has NOT been my experience.
You must have bought the same model as I did. The self hiding model. It seems that no matter how I stop the bike, the stem is always where you can't see it.

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From the TireMinder site:
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How often do I need to replace the Tire Minder?
As a general "suggestion" you may consider replacing them each spring or annually on your birthday.
Were you aware of this?

Also they mention the sale of two "matched" caps. I wonder if they're available for 33psi and 41psi (unmatched) as required on the 650? I guess I'll have to drop them a line.

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How often do I need to replace the Tire Minder?
As a general "suggestion" you may consider replacing them each spring or annually on your birthday.
Were you aware of this?

Also they mention the sale of two "matched" caps. I wonder if they're available for 33psi and 41psi (unmatched) as required on the 650? I guess I'll have to drop them a line.
Check the link I had in my earlier post. They are available individually in various psi.

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Both my cars have onboard tire pressure monitoring and I believe this feature will become mandatory on all cars. The cost of the sensors, which are integrated into the valve stems, is pretty reasonable. Motorcycles would be a good application for this technology seeing as how maintaining the correct tire pressure is even more critical on a bike.
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hatburger: Right you are the TireMinders being available as single units. I should've read the third line......

I guess I'll go and buy a 2 or 3 sets if they recommend them to be changed yearly. But since I only use the scooter 6 or 7 months, I'll probably go to a 2 year replacement schedule and remove them during the winter storage period.

Thanks for setting me straight.

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Has anyone here tried the SmarTire product?

http://www.smartire.com/products/motorcycles/index.html

Only $199


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