Pencil type pressure gauges rely on friction and relative air pressure to overcome the friction.
We changed the chuck design to accommodate a better chuck and seal. A majority of these units go towards automobile use. Regardless, I know firsthand how frustrating it is to check tire pressure on a motorcycle tire. I've seen clearances of no more than 3/4 of an inch with some of the disc brakes.
Regardless, this chuck change took place earlier this year. If you'd like the old chuck, which, judging by your email you would prefer, I'd be happy to send the old style chucks out to you with a new hose. Just send along your name and address, and confirm that you require three hoses and chucks, and I'll take care of it, to make sure these units work for you.
Thanks in advance, and have a great new year.
G.H. Meiser & Co."
Pretty good service.
Nom de Plume:
Steve Aikens, Clovis, NM
BMW MOA #6218
After years (I don't know how many) of using a digital Gorilla brand gauge, this weekend, it decided that all the tires in the world have 0.0 lbs of pressure.
R75/6, 2004 R1150RTA.
I still use the old style pencil gauge and am very happy with it. From what I understand, it is more important to use the same gauge each time than to worry if the gauge is analog or digital.
Current Ride: 1995 K75 Standard
Past: 1978 Yamaha XS 750, 1976 BMW R60/6