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    ROADGEAR praise

    Just want to let you folks know how pleased I am with ROADGEARS service.
    I bought one of their tire gauges at a National Rally. Can't remember weather it was Johnson City or Bloomsburg. Anyway the gauge ceased working. I asked if they rebuilt gauges. Their reply was it was guaranteed for 5 years and even though I didn't have receipts or even remember when I purchased it, ROADGEAR replaced the gauge with a brand new one for a slight fee to cover shipping and handling. What a great outfit to do business with. Oh, did I mention that all this was completed in less than 2 weeks?

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    It's nice to hear the stories of good customer service. OM
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    George K1200RS GeorgeK1200RS's Avatar
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    I also bought one of their tire gauges at the Johnson City rally. It has not worked for some time.

    I sent them an email Friday night and don't expect any response until at least Monday.

    Your posting gives me hope they will honor the warranty...I also don't have my receipt anymore.

    Thanks for doing this posting. The reviews of RoadGear products and service on Amazon are not good.
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    Tire Gauge accuracy

    After receiving the ROADGEAR gauge, I ran a test of sorts with 3 other gauges. Slime (marketed by the folks that market Slime tire sealant), accu-gage, ROADGEAR, and a pencil gauge. Here's the comparison:
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    Slime (dial) 43# 36# X 34# 38# X = didn't fit in wheel

    accu-gage (dial) 40# 34# 33# 31# 35#

    ROADGEAR (digital) 44# 37.5# 36.5# 34.5# 38.5#

    Pencil 42# 35# 35# 32# 38#

    What's to be believed?
    "To be a Virginian either by birth, marriage,adoption, or even on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty God."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilibowlfan View Post
    After receiving the ROADGEAR gauge, I ran a test of sorts with 3 other gauges. Slime (marketed by the folks that market Slime tire sealant), accu-gage, ROADGEAR, and a pencil gauge. Here's the comparison:
    ............
    What's to be believed?
    Monsoor Schafi - a friend of mine - built Roadgear into a class operation. We have lost a good friend in his leaving the US to serve in the Peace Corps. However, we have not lost anything in his company.

    What's to be believed? Good question - but there are variables that have to be considered when you start looking to a comparison between air guages. Hit the link.

    http://www.nmpcs.com/Bikes/200511gauges.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by chilibowlfan View Post
    After receiving the ROADGEAR gauge, I ran a test of sorts with 3 other gauges. Slime (marketed by the folks that market Slime tire sealant), accu-gage, ROADGEAR, and a pencil gauge. Here's the comparison:



    What's to be believed?
    It is hard to tell. Too many gauges is too confusing. And yours aren't exactly consistent with differences. I too have several gauges that don't read the same. But the one I have chosen to use the most has been declared to be the one I trust. My most convenient to use one reads 2 pounds higher so I compensate when checking/adding air.

    I don't run the same pressures in winter as I do in the summer. I don't run the same pressures when traveling with full kit touring in the summer because the 150 pounds of luggage and gear is like having a passenger. I compare cold pressure to hot pressure to see if I like the pressures in the current conditions. Then I adjust accordingly.

    I also happen to have a Smartite TPMS system on my R1150R and for lack of any better precision standard that is what I have picked to declare to be right. Is it? Maybe! But if you use the same gauge as the standardized gauge and then check cold to hot pressure rise you can dial in good pressures for your bike and current conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chilibowlfan View Post
    What's to be believed?
    Although I get consistent readings (that does not mean the gauge is accurate) with my pocket sized digital pressure gauges, I decided I wanted one of quality and one with a good reputation. The specifications are better than required.

    I bought a Longacre 50356. Not cheap, but then neither are my torque wrenches that I trust. And I can trust them because they are calibrated.


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    If the gauge is consistent, it shouldn't matter what it reads as long as you use the same gauge for your pressure readings. Once you know what pressures work for you, don't change gauges.
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    Thanks, folks, for your advice. Always appreciated.

    Mike
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