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    Quote Originally Posted by 72r60/7 View Post
    Kurt (20774), the Grand Master of this MOA Site Search feature, found this for me.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Measureme...Gauge/15111485


    While very glad to find this and I did buy one a good while ago, (but havenít used a lot yet), this has the potential to be my/your ďBestĒ gauge.

    Youíll also get an education in why Walmart is No Amazon.
    I still like the talking feature.

    Charlie
    This gauge will be very difficult or impossible to use on many motorcycle wheels. It is too big and has the wrong angle.
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    Iíve found the BMW branded digital gauge to be quite accurate
    +plus it has a angled head, on amazon for like $20
    Only works if you use it, so check tires weekly

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    Cycle Pump EZ Air Guage from Best Rest Products

    https://bestrestproducts.com/shop/cy...-ez-air-gauge/
    Right angle chuck ir straight chuck and why? I guess that is two questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRRAOULDUKE View Post
    Right angle chuck ir straight chuck and why? I guess that is two questions
    Either works on most BMWs but the right angle chuck is more convenient with many wheels.
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    The straight chuck was very difficult to use on our R1200GSA and R1200GS with spokes. I bought a right angle chuck and replaced the straight and it works much better. I used the straight chuck for several years and on many bikes without problems before the R1200 spoke wheels.
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    Thanks to all who responded

    Quote Originally Posted by DRRAOULDUKE View Post
    My trusty old analog BMW air pressure gauge just bit the dusty. Curious to hear some recommendations on a replacement, either analog or digital. Looking for one that will handle a variety of tire stem sizes.

    Thanks in advance for all replies.
    Order placed with right hand chuck. I have a GS, who could I have missed the spoked wheel issue? DOH. Wishing a great Easter/Passover weekend to all and thank you for sharing your knowledge!
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    Flaig--German made analog works great, accurate to 1% of scale: https://www.aerostich.com/flaig-tire-gauge.html Has right-angle and straight chucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    But when you need to add air at the truckstop with the ginormous truck chuck which won't get close to where it needs to be on a motorcycle wheel, the ability to add air at the guage a foot away from the wheel saves the day. That used to drive Voni crazy. When traveling by herself the EZ Air gauge made it so she could add air instead of "changing" the air in her tires.
    Good point - I just ordered one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Cycle Pump EZ Air Guage from Best Rest Products

    https://bestrestproducts.com/shop/cy...-ez-air-gauge/
    Just bought that exact pressure gauge, really heavy duty and can be dropped without worrying about it breaking with that rubber armor around it
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    The best gauge is the one that reads the same as what I put in there last


    The benefit of being able to hook your pump up in stream is a big plus over gauge only.

    Have had the straight chuck BestRest for a long time...and a screw on 90 degree adapter. Works, but the adapter can be fussy at times on certain bikes as well...or you drop it in the mud
    Pulled the trigger on a second one with the 90 as a pre rally gift to me for checking my riding buddies tires (We aren't repeating last year Chuck!)
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    SWAG-Gauges

    I purchased a gauge recommended from this thread. It was purported to be dead accurate.

    I checked it against the multitude of other gauges I had and surprise, not one was close to +/- 2 PSI.

    When I checked tire pressure against my +/- 0.25 PSI (calibrated) nitrogen gauge, $$$.$$, the cheap, crappy gauges were just as accurate as the expensive one recommended on this thread.

    The difference between 36 PSI to 40 PSI is +/- 2 PSI.

    I'm setting my tires from now on when I don't have access to calibrated gauges to -2 PSI gauge reading. That gives me 2 PSI too low or dead on.

    Better a bit lower than too high in my opinion.
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    I bought some $20 one from Amazon someone recommended in another thread recently. I let myself fall into the "gotta have the best of the best of the best..." trap.

    No kidding, it literally fell apart in my hands the first time I tried to use it (leaving my front tire 10 psi low in the process of course). The $9 cheapo digital one I bought at Autozone still works like a charm. We all get too wrapped around the axle in the name of "precision." If you're within 5% - 6% of the spec, you're good to go. Just ride.
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