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Old 10-09-2013, 06:29 AM   #1
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Tire PSI monitoring caps

Anyone giving it a try? Feedback?
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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I use something very similar. You have to look closely, because they aren't a light-switch. Meaning they gradually move to yellow or red, not instantly when the pressure drops below the specified level. Over all I like them, though. Very cheap way to constantly monitor the pressure.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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I've heard of these failing and leaving you with a flat tyre. Maybe a small risk of that happening.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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Can you look at them while sailing down the Interstate? I doubt it. Worthless!! GH
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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They've had similar products on the market for years. They work, but because they hold the schrader open to do it, a poor seal or crack in the housing means you're left with a flat tire.
I just bend over and put a gauge to mine, or give it a kick.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:19 AM   #7
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I have the TireGard:

One of the sensors was defective when I got it, but the company was great to work with and replaced it without much hassle now it works great.

My motivation for getting it was that last year while dropping down out of the mountains on a very curvy road I picked up a nail in my back tire and was loosing air I figured it out in a bad spot and had to continue on in a way that did not make me very comfortable.

I figured this system would give me some advance warning - the thresholds are adjustable and when tripped the display blinks and the unit vibrates ... I have it stuck to my handlebars between the clamps with a magnet (and backup tether) and can easily feel the vibration through the grips when the alarm goes off.

I like it, not cheap but having clean underwear is important also ...

Some folks complain that the sensors are heavy and might fatigue the valve stems. I see this as more of an issue with the valve stems that stick out at 90 degrees, but I'm switching to metal stems anyway.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:27 AM   #8
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I had 2 different brands. Brand 1 on my wife's cap broke and the tire went flat. Brand 2 on my cap developed a slow leak, which took me 2 weeks to diagnose.

I now just invest in gauges.

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