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Looking for a Accurate/Affordable Tire Pressure Gauge. Searched the Forums and didn't find much current info. What do you guys that've done research recommend?
 

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I got this one from Sealey.
Accurate, plus has interchangeable tip options of different angles to suit access to the valve stem.
Can't vouch for affordability, but very happy with it.
Much better than the cheap digital one I got first.
 

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Thanks , Mate - $100USD is a bit more than I want to spend.
 

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I use Accutire digital gauges.
 

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I've been using the couple-dollar metal pen type gauge sold at any auto parts store. Been working fine for years, and seems accurate enough.
Yeah, Thanks for that but the fact that you choose to blindly trust your life to a cheap $2 stick-gauge of unknown accuracy isn't really helpful.
 

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I've been using the couple-dollar metal pen type gauge sold at any auto parts store. Been working fine for years, and seems accurate enough.
+1 have a short pencil type $3 from Advanced Auto.. it agrees with 4 others I have (compressor, guage, shop compressor, etc) in my experience they don't differ more than a couple PSI.

Guys at the store had no prob for me trying several and it is nice to have it the pocket, easy to check at stops.
 

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China/Hong Kong to the rescue. I have 4-5 of these in two vehicles and garage etc. They work great and are within about 1 psi of my expensive ones. I need 100 psi for my F-350 and RV which have heavy load tires that go to 80 psi. Under $10. The car parts places like O'Reilly have high end ones for $30. Just not necessary for motorcycle tires.

Harbor Freight has them too. $4. I would buy some spares.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Truck-Bicy...54&rk=1&rkt=1&&_trksid=p2045573.c100754.m4842
 

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Yeah, Thanks for that but the fact that you choose to blindly trust your life to a cheap $2 stick-gauge of unknown accuracy isn't really helpful.
I'm not blindly trusting them. I have a few, they all agree with one another and with the bike pump I have, and none has ever failed or read off. What else is left? They are not a complicated design.

But you apparently know better, so you do you.
 

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I picked up this one at the local Cycle Gear. Agrees pretty closely with a couple of reasonably good digital gauges I have. One problem with trying to find an accurate gauge is that unless you spend an ungodly amount you don't get an accuracy statement, so all most of us can do is compare to several others we believe are accurate and then hope for the best.

https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/stockton-tire-air-pressure-gauge-with-hose
 

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Tire gauges have always kinda puzzled me. We talk about making sure tires are at X psi. Not X-1lb or x+1 lb, but exactly X. How do we know that the gauge is accurate? How/where/how often do you get it calibrated? There are places that do it apparently but when all is said and done, I think if you just check it against several others and if it is within your acceptable level of margin,then you are good. Personally, I use dial types mostly. No other reason than my old eyes can read them better without fumbling for my glasses.

Here is the one I am currently using. I watch, and they come on sale once in a while so I usually buy a couple then. I keep on on each bike and one in the car. They all read within a lb of each other.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/certified-dial-tire-gauge-0-60-psi-0095587p.html#srp

Dropping them on a concrete floor, letting them live in hot dusty environments (glove box on bike), etc will impact their accuracy IMO.
 

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Don't talk smack about an inexpensive pressure gauge. Take a hand full of them and test them against one source. If they all agree within a pound, they are likely as accurate as you need. Probably as good as an uncertified gas station gauge.
I had a fancy brass tester but one drop and it was a POS.
 

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I picked up this one at the local Cycle Gear. Agrees pretty closely with a couple of reasonably good digital gauges I have. One problem with trying to find an accurate gauge is that unless you spend an ungodly amount you don't get an accuracy statement, so all most of us can do is compare to several others we believe are accurate and then hope for the best.

https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/stockton-tire-air-pressure-gauge-with-hose
I've got that one as well. Works fine.
 

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+1 on the dial AccuGage. You can get them with three different chuck angles, and they have a lifetime warranty. One of mine stopped holding air after six or seven years. It still measured accurately, but was supposed to hold the reading until you push a button to let the air out. Sent it in with $3 to cover return shipping and it came back good as new.

From their website for accuracy: "± 2% from 30% to 60% of scale and ± 3% below 30% and above 60%." So on a 0-60psi gage you're looking at ±1.2 psi at the pressures most of us are running tires and ±1.8 psi at the extremes. That's probably about as good as you're going to get at that price point.
 

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Here are a few more. Amazon Prime. They are all certifiable. :)

JACO is really well known. Top these. RHINO are also very good and about the same price and highly rated. All less than $20.

JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge 60 psi 4.8/5.0 out of 1047 reviews. $19
Proudly Backed by Our LIFETIME 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015HURK64/ref=psdc_15709131_t3_B00PT18QAQ

Here is JACO's 100 psi 4.8/5.0 1043 reviews $19.90
https://www.amazon.com/JACO-ElitePr...rd_wg=Ra6nu&psc=1&refRID=FJJFZDVEJBACMT8EJWW7

RHINO 4.8/5.0
https://www.amazon.com/RHINO-USA-He...rd_wg=A9T3w&psc=1&refRID=V66HBRPSA2GCF0QG9YJM

AccuGage doesn't rate so well 3.6/5.0
https://www.amazon.com/Accugage-Dia...=UTF8&qid=1513309026&sr=1-3&keywords=accugage

Stockton - limited sales (2 reviews) and not Amazon Prime so expensive with shipping from Cycle Gear. $16.99 + $7.45.
https://www.amazon.com/STOCKTON-TOO...513309331&sr=1-1&keywords=stockton+tire+gauge
 

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I use an Accutire digital gauge. I've accepted that it is "accurate." I'm pretty happy with how my bike performs at the PSIs it is supposed to be at (i.e. factory recommended settings; much less in dirt).

Every pen gauge or gas station gauge I checked against the Accutire gauge gave me a different number. I've read numerous recommendations for the Accutire digital. I don't know which gauges are supposed to truly be accurate. Like I said, this seems to give me an accurate enough reading.
 

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Interesting things tyre pressure gauges so I decided to check my collection to see how they compared.I used them on my Ute so there wouldn't be much air loss from the bigger tyres.The 2 cheapest gauges,one being the Chinese stick variety showed 32psi,the best quality one and most expensive , a Michelin branded item showed 30psi. A digital Kinchrome registered 28.5psi.I dont think 2psi will make much difference on a motorcycle for everyday road use so I think I will continue to use the Michelin,it might be the accurate one.
 

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I use an in-line gauge and then a second regular one to verify the accuracy of the inline type.
Very easy to add or reduce with the inline type. A little large to carry with you under the seat. For that use a stick gauge, and use the inline dial gauge to calibrate (mark the desired front and rear tire pressures) for checking on the road.
Perfect for motorcycle, car/ truck, roadbike, ...

The last one referenced above is the same in-line type, re-branded by a different supplier with a different chuck

 
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