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How often do you check your tyre pressures?

Tyre pressures - supposed to be checked regularly... But do we? How often do you check how much air you've got in yours?  

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supermario

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supermario says:

I was unfortunate enough

to have a crash as a result of a nail in the back tyre which caused a slow puncture. I now check both my tyre pressures and tyres as often as possible.

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DrWorm

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DrWorm says:

Regularly

I usually check mine every week & I can normally tell if pressure is even a few psi too low.  The tyre squirms, especially under load.

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Shiva, is the TPM standard?..

..they should have that facility on all bikes - although I'd be interested to know how accurate it is. Personally, I do it every time I go scratching, makes a huge difference.

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plumber01

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plumber01 says:

tyres

Am I alone, I never check them, but I can tell when they they loose air, the handling changes, more than a couple of PSI and you just know.

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Pressure's

I kick my tyres before each ride to ensure they don't feel softish but properly check them with gauge every couple of weeks to a month, this method has served me well over the years!

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billysollocks

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For me, once a week seems to be okay. Having had the "pleasure" of a front tyre puncture, 2 up on a Suzuki GT 185 (ask yer dad) at 60 mph back in the day, I do rather like to keep an eye on the condition of my rubber , fnaar fnaar! How the feck we got away with it, I'll never know. Mind you, I've disliked the colour brown since then...is there a connection?

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

I check them about once a week, but I don't use the recommended pressure as they are too high and cause scalloping of the middle tread, and accelerated wear at the centre. Recommended pressures are 38 psi front and 42 psi rear. I use 34 psi front and 38 rear and it seems to handle the bumps better and the wear seems more even across the tyres. Check your tyres often. Low tyre pressure puts unnecessary stress on every part of the drivetrain, from the engine, gearbox, chain and sprockets, and increases fuel consumption as well as extra heat in the wheel area.

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Chilliesauce69

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All I will say is, rarely. I must be lucky with TP's as I can go upto 4 months and the TP will only have dropped between 2 or 3 psi which I can tell when riding anyway which is when I then top them up. It's all down to what people feel comfortable with.

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SHIVA_

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SHIVA_ says:

CHRainmaker

they are very consistent in their measuring.  they are wireless tire pressure monitoring and not tire pressure digital gauge.  so, they typically show 2 PSI lower on the dash than my digital gauge but it's very consistent.  also if the tire pressure falls below by several points you get a warning on the dash.

it's not stock, but it comes on most new BMWs.  the cost of this feature is negligible.  it's like heated grips, I don't think there is a BMW that gets imported to the US without heated grips, or tire pressure monitor.

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TrumpetTriple

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Tyre pressures

I check them when the old Speedie starts running wide in the corners.....

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