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Old 09-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Doran or Orange Tire Pressure Monitor

Trying to decide between the Doran or the Orange tire pressure monitor.They both look good but the Doran is twice the price of the Orange. I really want long term dependability. Chime in with advice.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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I have the Orange. It works great!



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Old 09-22-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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I have the Doran. Really like it. Shows tire pressure in the garage without having to ride the bike. Made in USA. Replacement sensors are only $25. Customer service is very good, you will actually talk with a person in Ohio. They make them for fleets, trucks, RV's etc. Waterproof. Comes with 90 degree valve stems so you can mount inside the wheel if you want. Quality kit. No problems with it.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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Get the Orange. Do a search. Lots of good comments.

I did 10k plus miles to Alaska with the Orange installed on a GSA. Didn't have to touch the tires once (except for a scheduled new rear in Anchorage).
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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I have the Doran. Really like it. Shows tire pressure in the garage without having to ride the bike.
As does the Orange, as you can see in my photo. Gives temps too.

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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I guess i am wonering if the Doran is worth twice the money of the Orange. I do like the made in USA fact but it is still twice the cost
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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I cannot speak to Orange, but do have the Doran system. It works great. The times I have had a question, they respond within a day. I do like the Orange display that shows both tire pressures at the same time, but it is also bigger than the Doran display. Keep that in mind when you decide. You have to find somewhere to mount the displays. The Doran is less than 2" square and has a remote LED. You could literally mount it somewhere out of the way and keep the LED up on your dash. It will flash red if the tire pressure drops too rapidly or below a certain level. I do not mind the smaller display as I am only going to check the pressure before I ride and will keep an eye out for the red LED while riding. I buy American where I can, even if it is more expensive.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #8
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One final point on the Doran. I saw another brand on a guys bike (do not know if it was the orange or not) and the warning light did not get your attention at all on a bright sunny day. You would have to make a point to stare at the gauge to tell if anything was going on. The Doran's flashing red light is *very* bright even in the bright sun. No way you can miss it--which is very important if you suddenly get a rapid leak. Ymmv.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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One final point on the Doran. I saw another brand on a guys bike (do not know if it was the orange or not) and the warning light did not get your attention at all on a bright sunny day. You would have to make a point to stare at the gauge to tell if anything was going on. The Doran's flashing red light is *very* bright even in the bright sun. No way you can miss it--which is very important if you suddenly get a rapid leak. Ymmv.
Very true. The remote LED is VERY bright (had to pull the it to do a more permanent install, this is to show how bright it is).

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Old 09-23-2013, 05:31 PM   #10
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Thanks, I think I will buy USA
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:35 PM   #11
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Wreckman,

You'll be happy with your Doran purchase.
After the fact...you'll be happy with Customer Service at Doran.

Debbi Gerdes is GREAT to deal with...never been disappointed.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:47 PM   #12
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It sure would be nice if they offered a discount to forum members...Hint Hint
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #13
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It sure would be nice if they offered a discount to forum members...Hint Hint
So...make the suggestion!
Debbi Gerdes Inside Sales Representative gerdes_deborah@doranmfg.com 513-699-6233
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #14
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Thanks for the contact...I will
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #15
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Just sent an e mail to Debbi asking for a member discount. We shall see what happens. I will keep everyone informed.
I learned one thing...it doesn't hurt to ask
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