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Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« on: July 31, 2017, 04:07:29 pm »
Anyone have a recommendation (and source) for an accurate and digital tire filler/gauge? I'd like to set it 42 psi or whatever and inflate to that amount and have it stop. A 90 degree chuck end would be a plus. The brake rotors on the C-14 are ridiculously in the way.
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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 04:19:42 pm »
I use the motion pro digital gauge.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QLORYG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It calibrates each time it's turned on, and has a bleed off valve that reads real time pressure.  Just overfill the tire a bit and bleed off until it reads 42.

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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 04:38:38 pm »
Because the air hoses at gas stations won't fit onto our bikes, I bought a cheapo 90" valve stem extension that I carry for use on the road. {After I screw the extension onto the valve stem I can fill from any air hose}

As far as an accurate way to set your tire pressure,,, I think Chris M's setup is the best.

At the house I have a homemade tool that I used on my C-10's to set the rear shock pressure.
Should work on tires too.
It consists of a fitting {to attach to my air hose}, an adjustable regulator, and a clamp-on air chuck.

Before a trip, I attached the assembly to my air hose, set the regulator to the desired pressure, clamp the chuck to the shock/valve stem, and wait.    { Once attached; Air flowed into the shock until it reached my set point}.
   When the air flow stopped, I had exactly the pressure I set the regulator to...

Problem: The gage on the regulator is not exact,, so I have not determined the exact setting on the regulator for our tires.
                      One of these days, I'll get around to it.

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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 06:10:48 pm »
Thanks guys.
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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 08:34:28 pm »
$10 
https://www.harborfreight.com/dual-chuck-tire-inflator-with-dial-gauge-63049.html

for less than $30 you can carry with you a fully automatic pump. Set it for 42psi and it stops for you.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Slime-Digital-Tire-Inflator/20573329

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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 08:59:37 pm »
I like that  idea. The Slime compressor I have carried for years has an onboard dial and it's optimistic by about 10#. Pump until 45#is showing and you get about 35# when you check it. Have you tried  one of these that you reference?

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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 09:17:05 pm »
Another problem I had with pumps of this type is the air-chuck itself.
By the time I got it off the valve stem, I had lost 5-10 PSI of air pressure..

I do like having the pump on the bike for emergencies.

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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2017, 09:21:28 pm »
Another problem I had with pumps of this type is the air-chuck itself.
By the time I got it off the valve stem, I had lost 5-10 PSI of air pressure..

I do like having the pump on the bike for emergencies.

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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 11:07:10 pm »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CJHU9W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




I use one of these.  Accurate enough for me.


It clamps on the bike tire and I Can fill from the dial side.  While the clamp is not perfect and sometimes comes off, it's worked for me.

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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 12:09:16 am »
Cool. Thanks.
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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 02:57:54 am »
I use a Husky air pump that I bought at Home Depot. It works great. The pressure gauge accuracy is on the low side only about 1 PSI. It does everything you asked for. You set it for the pressure you want and it stops automatically after it reaches that value. It has a quick-release, 90 degree angle nozzle, for minimum air pressure loss on disconnect. It also works with a 12 volt source (from a car, not your motorcycle (draws too many amps)) or a 120 volt source. It inflates up to 120 PSI, so if you have those itty bitty tires on your bicycle that might as well be solid rubber because of their 110 PSI requirement, it will work on them, too!

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-12-Volt-120-Volt-Home-and-Auto-Inflator-HD12120/204260884
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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2017, 10:24:03 am »
Haven't seen that one. Thanks!
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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 08:04:28 am »
How can you tell if a tire gage is accurate
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Re: Recommendation for good accurate digital tire filler
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 12:49:53 pm »
You have to have a reference standard. I have a quality gauge which I use as my reference standard and to which I compare other gauges. The only way to ensure my reference standard gauge is correct would be to compare it against a scientifically established reference standard gauge, but that's more accurate than I need to be.
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