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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-14-2006, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Tire pressure monitoring

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But until I can afford either one, has anyone found "air pressure indicator caps" that operate in the range of the air pressure found in Burgman tires?

Seems to me these caps would be great and prevent air loss everytime I check the pressure since it is not so easily done.

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Hubby just bought me a new digital pressure gauge. I'd love the indicators too...or even just 90 degree stems..

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I have seen those indicator caps in Auto Zone, Advance Auto, Pep Boys and the auto section of Walmart here in the USA not sure about Canada.

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Be aware that, after you install 90 degree valve stems, you can't use any of those type of caps as they will hit the brake calipers. A few years ago I installed them on my Harley, which had right angle valve stems, went for a ride and wound up with two flat tires when both valve stems were ripped out. I had to ride a couple of blocks to a shop to get new valve stems put in. Kind of embarrasing. I had chrome Suzuki caps on the Burgman and had to take them off when I installed the 90 degree stems as they were hitting.

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I know a little bit about this subject.

First, the two quoted systems in the original post are (when available) a big buck solution to a simple problem - so not suitable for $$ concious owners.

The valve cap pressure monitorsare ideal for motorcycles but they have had their problems in the past. Largely because the distribution chain 'leaked' and cheap less than adequate quality from Chinese origin entered the supply chain - and it is difficult from the packaging to determine the good from the dodgy.

I am aware there will be a much improved model available in early 2007 produced by a UK company which will be fully TUV approved. They have a US partner who will distribute in the States.

I have agreed to do some customer trials for them.

Wes - the right angle valve stems you are talking about - were they rubber or metal bodied?

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I'll be more than interested with these items. Please let us know the results of your tests, their availability and from whom on this side of the pond.

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I have been using these since last winter and they work fine. Be advised that they won't indicate yellow until they reach 4 pounds under the rated pressure. Will indicate red at 10 pounds under rating.

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I think I'd want the indicator to flag at much tighter tolerance, e.g., 2 lbs under-inflation.

Isn't 5 lbs under-inflated a bit dangerous?

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I'll be more than interested with these items. Please let us know the results of your tests, their availability and from whom on this side of the pond.

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I will report back to the forum as soon as I have news.
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Wes - the right angle valve stems you are talking about - were they rubber or metal bodied?
I have the metal ones installed now. I'd like a set of the rubber ones like the Swing and GW come with but they're big bucks stuff. I don't know if they're shorter or not. I had nice, chrome, Suzuki valve caps that I had to quit using with the angle valves.

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