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Digital Tire Gauge: Bad Gift Idea

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Digital Tire Gauge

DON’T BUY DIGITAL TIRE GAUGES

Now, don’t get me wrong: I don’t think any motorcyclist can have too many tire gauges.

However, I have owned a few “digital” tire gauges, and I have tossed ’em out and gone back to the tried and true “non-digital” (analog) versions.

Now, with all due respect to the digital tire gauge pictured  here (I have not used this one), I don’t recommend them.  I believe these digital gauges are designed solely to sell more gauges rather than to serve as useful motorcycle tools because their batteries just don’t last that long.

What I do like about these things is the ability to read more precise increments of tire pressure. 

DIGITAL TIRE GAUGE BATTERIES WILL FAIL

What I definitely do not like is that the batteries die way too fast (or the two I’ve used were defective).  The last thing you need is to have a gauge NOT working when you need it. 

The non-digital gauges NEVER have battery failures.

In conclusion, you can never go wrong giving a tire pressure gauge as a motorcycle gift, but I prefer the non-digital kind, even if the digital kind are more “modern” and “cool.” (Non-Digital Air Pressure Gauge for Tires)

Click on the following link to see all the different kinds of tire gauges – digital and non-digital (analog).

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  • g alger said:

    I do agree that those I have tried(2) have been poor performers.As a result,my favorite is an analog type with a large round face readout which allows greater “readability” .It also has a pushbutton for reducing pressure to attain an accurate reading.

  • MCg (author) said:

    Yes, those round face analog gauges are excellent. Their larger size makes them less stowable on a motorcycle, but they are ideal for checking tire pressure in the garage before going for a ride.

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