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09-27-2013, 03:19 AM,
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tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
I've had a set of these [Image: led_tyrechecker_blinking_animation.gif] LED valve caps for a couple of years now I think they are great. simply inflate your tyres to your prefered pressure (cold of course) and screw the cap on, that 'sets' the base pressure. if the pressure drops 4psi below that, the red LED starts to flash. When I first bought them I did regular checks to make sure they were working, they were fine. they are labeled Front & Back (just scratch out F or B), and they have an anti theft thingy. Word of warning though, if you take your tyres to the shop to get a new set take them off first the guy stuffed mine by using pliers instead of the key to get them off. There great particuly if you have a classic with deep fenders and saddlebags, and as you get older or taller the tyre avlve get increacingly hard to reach, lol, so these really save your back. @OldePhat I see these in your future, lol
You can get these [Image: mechanical_tyrechecker_animation.gif] aswell but I have read about these failing and causing instentanious deflation, so not so good.
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09-27-2013, 04:24 AM,
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RE: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
Any name, website, price on the led ones? And what's the anti theft thing? So no-one siphons the air out of your tires?
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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09-27-2013, 04:29 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-27-2013, 04:48 AM by jmck.)
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RE: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
got mine here in australia tyrecheckers.com.au $30 a pair with a 2 year warranty. I know cruisercustomizing has them too

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I forgot the anti theft thing, .
is just a collar that spins, simple two prong key it's over the top

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09-27-2013, 05:33 AM,
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RE: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
Thanks dude I'm gonna check em out!
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09-27-2013, 06:03 AM,
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RE: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
(09-27-2013, 05:33 AM)Mr RCOM Wrote: Thanks dude I'm gonna check em out!
home now
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/ride-o...-EN-LV-BL2

these dosound better than mine check the chart at the bottom
http://www.ride-on.com/smartcap
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09-27-2013, 06:21 AM,
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RE: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
(09-27-2013, 03:19 AM)jmck Wrote: I've had a set of these [Image: led_tyrechecker_blinking_animation.gif] LED valve caps for a couple of years now I think they are great. simply inflate your tyres to your prefered pressure (cold of course) and screw the cap on, that 'sets' the base pressure. if the pressure drops 4psi below that, the red LED starts to flash. When I first bought them I did regular checks to make sure they were working, they were fine. they are labeled Front & Back (just scratch out F or B), and they have an anti theft thingy. Word of warning though, if you take your tyres to the shop to get a new set take them off first the guy stuffed mine by using pliers instead of the key to get them off. There great particuly if you have a classic with deep fenders and saddlebags, and as you get older or taller the tyre avlve get increacingly hard to reach, lol, so these really save your back. @OldePhat I see these in your future, lol
You can get these [Image: mechanical_tyrechecker_animation.gif] aswell but I have read about these failing and causing instentanious deflation, so not so good.
@jmck do they really work?

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09-27-2013, 07:54 AM,
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RE: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
@Gibbo i only ever had one promblem that was when the stealership crushed it with pliers trying to get it of without the key. and tyre checker replaced it under warrenty (I didn't tell them what happen exactly) I see now they have replacment batteries, mine is the old style that didn't.
http://www.tyrecheckers.com.au/12-led-ty...indicators

as I said I continued to check pressures for may be 6 months then I gave it up.
the only thing I can see wrong with them is when the battery goes flat you don't know, unless you buy these one
http://www.ride-on.com/smartcap
they have an audible alarm, but I guess you have to be there to hear it

either way I recomend them and they look better than black plastic, a quick glace down and you know you are good to go.
Jmck
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09-27-2013, 04:10 PM,
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RE: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
OldePhat, huh? LOL - @jmck you may have just coined a better moniker for me!

I do see a set of these in my very near future, though. I was thinking just yesterday that I need to check the oil and tires before riding this weekend...assuming I get a chance to ride.

(09-27-2013, 03:19 AM)jmck Wrote: I've had a set of these [Image: led_tyrechecker_blinking_animation.gif] LED valve caps for a couple of years now I think they are great. simply inflate your tyres to your prefered pressure (cold of course) and screw the cap on, that 'sets' the base pressure. if the pressure drops 4psi below that, the red LED starts to flash. When I first bought them I did regular checks to make sure they were working, they were fine. they are labeled Front & Back (just scratch out F or B), and they have an anti theft thingy. Word of warning though, if you take your tyres to the shop to get a new set take them off first the guy stuffed mine by using pliers instead of the key to get them off. There great particuly if you have a classic with deep fenders and saddlebags, and as you get older or taller the tyre avlve get increacingly hard to reach, lol, so these really save your back. @OldePhat I see these in your future, lol
You can get these [Image: mechanical_tyrechecker_animation.gif] aswell but I have read about these failing and causing instentanious deflation, so not so good.
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09-27-2013, 10:03 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-28-2013, 05:14 AM by mjb1515.)
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Re: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
The tire led valve cap is awesome. I have to get a pair; another thing to add to my list.

Cars have something like this but it's hidden and either attached below the valve stem or banded around the mags....

Nice find @jmck

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09-27-2013, 10:09 PM,
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RE: tire / Tyre checkers ever used these
@OldePhart lol sorry mate

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