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Reminder: As the seasons change, check your tire pressure!

Just reminding everyone, especially to the ones seeing temps like we are in the Midwest....50's/60's at night and then 80's/90's during the day....check your tire pressure!!! You can't ever set it and forget it...especially this time of year.

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Yep, good warning, just caught mine last week. Also, keep an eye on family and friends with cars that have TPMS, this is the season for folks to see that TPMS light on the dash, assume they need to see the dealer, when all the need is a little air.

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One of these days, I really really want remote tire pressure sensors. Tire pressure is critical on a motorcycle, and that information ought to be as readily available as fuel level. They're still pretty expensive, though, at least for the in-the-tire kind.
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I've been looking for a compact, inexpensive, accurate digital tire pressure gage and finally found one at Duncan Moto - CruzTools TirePro Digital Tire Gauge. $18 or so.


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10F temperature change gives about 1 psi air pressure change.

Also, keep in mind that cool riding temperatures mean that the tires take longer to come up to normal temperature for maximum traction---or they might not get warm enough at all.

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Check mine before every ride. Keeping the pressure right makes your tires last. I've got close to 5k on the rear of my bias ply Shinko 705, well past what others get on that tire on a Vee. I'd like to think it's because the air pressure is constant and correct.

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10F temperature change gives about 1 psi air pressure change.

Also, keep in mind that cool riding temperatures mean that the tires take longer to come up to normal temperature for maximum traction---or they might not get warm enough at all.
when the tire gets up to temp, the pressure will be the same, if the pressure doesn't come up, then the tire ain't up to temp yet.

if anything, when it gets cooler, I let air out, to help the tires get up to temp

on the other hand, I put 40psi to run gravel



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Check mine before every ride. Keeping the pressure right makes your tires last. I've got close to 5k on the rear of my bias ply Shinko 705, well past what others get on that tire on a Vee. I'd like to think it's because the air pressure is constant and correct.
+1, that!

Srsly, dont be lazy, check it before every ride! No, it does not take that long.

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