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Blow out are uncommon if you keep a check on tire pressure and a visual of the ware to look for slick spots and punctures. Flats on the other hand do happen. If you check before you ride then you will know.
If it happens while you are ridding you can fell it at the start once you know your bike and pay attention to what its doing.
I have been looking for a reason to post up this information. It seems to be a useful tool to have for those that are seriously Tire (pressure) conscious.
However, for some reason I really can't see a real purpose for normal everyday bike riding… but for Track Days, Racing and Cars… this could be very useful… what do you think…

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2005, 08:41 AM
 
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that would kick ass, you would know exactly when ur tires are warm. how much is it, andyone know?
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$179 at vulcantires.com
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Yeah they really don't cost that much...and there are no wires to install for the sensors... I'm not sure how you supply power ... But it seems really cool
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I think its a great idea but, don't look for one on any of my bikes. You may find one on my wife's car one day soon. (a women that drove 12 miles on a flat 205/45/17 and swore she didn't know it was flat.
These thing or the equivalent are becoming more popular and even standard equipment on higher end cars.
Race teams have been using this for a while and it will (is) trickling down to the independent teams.

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I think its a great idea but, don't look for one on any of my bikes. You may find one on my wife's car one day soon. (a women that drove 12 miles on a flat 205/45/17 and swore she didn't know it was flat.
These thing or the equivalent are becoming more popular and even standard equipment on higher end cars.
Race teams have been using this for a while and it will (is) trickling down to the independent teams.
ya the vettes have sensors in the tires to let u know pressure in all 4, nice little option...

and as far as the wives are concerned.....if they can drive 12 miles on a flat tire, which my wife probably would do too... do you really think there gonna look at a gauge on the dash for their tires...I know mine wouldnt....
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my GF did the same thing. not 12 miles but liek 1 or 2. she got to my place and was like my car is really pulling to the right. so i got in the car and pulled out and realized the right front tire was flat and pulled rigth back in the spot and just thought to myself HTF could you not tell there was somethign really worng with the tire. i wasent like low flat it was flat flat like pancake flat.
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ya the vettes have sensors in the tires to let u know pressure in all 4, nice little option...

and as far as the wives are concerned.....if they can drive 12 miles on a flat tire, which my wife probably would do too... do you really think there gonna look at a gauge on the dash for their tires...I know mine wouldnt....
Yea I do, because I made her replace the tire out of her Wal-Mart and mall money.

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Yea I do, because I made her replace the tire out of her Wal-Mart and mall money.
That's Harsh... Why ya got to be so ruff....
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That's Harsh... Why ya got to be so ruff....
To teach her that when a car or bike starts to act strange or different from the norm. Check it out or get it checked out.
That $200+ tire could have been patched if she hadn't cut the sides from driving it flat.

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nope i dont think they would look.
ppl in pa and nothern areas, last tuesday or monday wehn we had snow my gf leaves work early so she can get home. now we all know that there was like 1-2 inches on the road and i live in the middle of now where so there is about 3 on the road. she takes her parents explorer to work and on the way home in the snow she did a circle and went straight off the road. so i had to leave work early and get here. when i got there i say, did you put it in 4 wheel to try and get it unstuck and see just looked at me. im lik WTF didnt you have it in 4x4 at all on the way home and she says no. now wtf i biotch all the time about my jeep in the snow in 2 wheel cause rear wheel drive sucks and i knwo she knows that an exploreer is rear wheel. and y the f would you not put it in 4x4 if the tires are spinning and ur stuck. i could not figure this out for the life of me what the point of taking the explorer to work in the snow if ur not gonna use 4x4 when ehre seabring front wheel drive would have done her better.
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636...and that's why I got the wife... All Wheel Drive!!!! No switches or buttons or anything... just drive!!!

But I can't talk bad about the wifey... she is really good about looking over her car... she usually tells me when she has a tire getting a little low... and I'm talking 5 lbs low... so I got it good... about yours though...




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636...and that's why I got the wife... All Wheel Drive!!!! No switches or buttons or anything... just drive!!!

But I can't talk bad about the wifey... she is really good about looking over her car... she usually tells me when she has a tire getting a little low... and I'm talking 5 lbs low... so I got it good... about yours though...
Trust me, my wife goes to a full service gas station now jut to get her tires checked.
I have to drive and listen to funny noises she hears all the time. ( usually never hear them)
All wheel drive, got it covered!

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Heck I even like the AWD... kinda nice... and it handles great in the snow!




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thats what i was thinking all whee drive. she wants to get a new car and she askes me what should i get, i was like a new subaru. and she say no there ungly. so we go to the autoshow in PA, now she want a mazda 6 and she really wants the mazda rx-8, so i just said fuc it get the rx-8, cause im the one that drives all the time.

i try to teach her about engines and cars and bikes and she just dont want to learn. i mean i get phone calles at 7am when i dont have to go to work, she is saying, my brake lights dotn work, the fuse blew again. i mean i love her to death but dam at least let me teach you.

Right now im trying to get her to learn hwo to ride my banshee and then more her to my yz250 and then maybe i can get her to get a street bike. now all i have to do is get her to get on the banshee, she is scared shiotless of it, lol i would be to if i was ehre but you gotta learn somewhere.
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thats what i was thinking all whee drive. she wants to get a new car and she askes me what should i get, i was like a new subaru. and she say no there ungly. so we go to the autoshow in PA, now she want a mazda 6 and she really wants the mazda rx-8, so i just said fuc it get the rx-8, cause im the one that drives all the time.

i try to teach her about engines and cars and bikes and she just dont want to learn. i mean i get phone calles at 7am when i dont have to go to work, she is saying, my brake lights dotn work, the fuse blew again. i mean i love her to death but dam at least let me teach you.

Right now im trying to get her to learn hwo to ride my banshee and then more her to my yz250 and then maybe i can get her to get a street bike. now all i have to do is get her to get on the banshee, she is scared shiotless of it, lol i would be to if i was ehre but you gotta learn somewhere.
Quads are great to lear how to clutch and shift!

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Yeah, my wife isn't like that... she loves cars and bikes... she really wants a bike but it just doesn't fit with everything else we want to get... I'm not made of money like Twisty...

My wifes ride is a '05 Chevy Equinox v-6 AWD... our first SUV and we both really like it!




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o and we may as well be married i have been with her for 4 years. now all i need to do is quit buying toys and move out the house, hopefully in 2 years max i will be out. thats when my bike is going to be paid off. lol
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i mean she likes watching bikes an stuff like that but she is just like afraid of them casue she has never actually driven an atv, or dirt biek especially. she has never really been on 2 wheels since a bycicle wehn she was like 10. lol

a banshee is a powerfull atv to start on but they cruise along at a slow speed, just dont give it too much gas all at once.
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o and we may as well be married i have been with her for 4 years. now all i need to do is quit buying toys and move out the house, hopefully in 2 years max i will be out. thats when my bike is going to be paid off. lol
Then it will be time for a new bike!

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