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Trust no one - especially with tyre pressures
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:58:07 pm »
I consider that my dealer is a good one, they appear very professional and conscientious.

However even the top rated dealers can get it wrong:
I had my rear tyre replaced a couple of days ago. Seemed a good job, but when I checked the pressure (both via the TPS sensor and when cold with a pressure gauge), they had only put 39psi on the back tyre rather than the 42 specified by Triumph and Pirelli

No damage done as new tyres need scrubbing in before really using them to the full, but it always pays to check!
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Re: Trust no one - especially with tyre pressures
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 08:35:10 pm »
I always check pressures a day or two after new tyres fitted... Pays to make sure that the the is set on the beads properly
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Re: Trust no one - especially with tyre pressures
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 01:06:11 am »
I have had tire gauges off by that much or more in the past. Especially when they get some age on them or are bumped and banged around a lot. Maybe this is the case and the mechanic had the pressure correct according to his incorrect gauge.

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Re: Trust no one - especially with tyre pressures
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 07:07:16 am »
Completely agree.  Just had the all four tires done on my daughter's vehicle and every one of the tires had incorrect pressure.  Not even close!  How can some businesses deal with the public in good conscience?
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Re: Trust no one - especially with tyre pressures
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 11:22:18 am »
I hear what everyone is saying and totally agree. I also agree with Navy dad about the dealers gauge. When was it last calibrated. probably never.

But especially for a Bike  your own safety is also your responsibility. Therefore it is up to the individual as well to ensure his or her bike is in a safe riding condition.

If no one checks there own tyre pressures you cann't go back to the dealer complaining

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Re: Trust no one - especially with tyre pressures
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 08:55:43 pm »
Top post Seadog. :460:

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Re: Trust no one - especially with tyre pressures
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 03:55:12 pm »
If you are not checking your own tires, you are setting yourself up for failure. Tire gauges are not all alike and you would be crazy not to check them each and every time you ride. If you ride everyday, maybe once a week is fine IMHO. On week long trips, I check them the first day and maybe the 4th day, just saying...
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