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Tire Pressure display oddity
« on: September 30, 2019, 05:03:14 pm »
Saturday I rode to Morganza, La to check out the 50th Anniversary celebration of the filming of Easy Rider. The redneck diner scene was filmed at Melancon's Cafe in Morganza using many locals. The final shotgun murder scene was also shot on an area road. Any way as I fired up my 08 Concours 14 to ride home the front tires display was 24 psi! Rather than head back into the heavy traffic in Morganza I planned to ride to the next town on LA1 and stop at the first gas station. The reading held at 24 psi for a few miles and then changed to 44 and remained there for the rest of the ride home.
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 05:21:01 pm »
Did you put a gauge on it to confirm readings?
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 05:46:53 pm »
If it had really been 24, then the display would have/should have been "taken over" by an alert.  If that didn't happen, then it probably was 44 all along and somehow the "4" was incorrectly displayed as a "2".  The two numbers aren't dot-matrix similar, so I am not sure how that would/could happen, other than some very odd glitch.
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2019, 06:10:13 pm »
carrying a simple tire gauge seems to be a thing people don't do anymore... I guess.....
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2019, 06:24:06 pm »
carrying a simple tire gauge seems to be a thing people don't do anymore... I guess.....

Well, with TPS, we shouldn't HAVE to carry such things :)
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 06:25:29 am »
I usually carry two but for some reason not on this ride. Move stuff constantly between 4 bikes.
I had checked the tire before I left in the morning, 42 psi. And 42 the next day after it had cooled off.
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 05:00:10 pm »
Well, with TPS, we shouldn't HAVE to carry such things :)

I carry them for "lending", and also use them periodically when checking before a ride..
besides carrying a tire plug kit, and a mini compressor... mostly for lending also... it's always worth a beer or 2, when "used".

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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 04:42:14 am »
Rich is right on with this one.  I monitor tire pressures constantly but carry a tire pressure gauge and an inflator.  With the Indian you need two people to add air to the tires.  One to roll the bike and the other to watch for the valve stem as there is no center stand.
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 05:39:38 am »
With the Indian you need two people to add air to the tires.  One to roll the bike and the other to watch for the valve stem as there is no center stand.

I can't use the center stand by myself because the bike is lowered.  But I/you don't need 2 people to find the stem.  Just look.  If it is not there, walk the bike back a foot, rest on side stand, and look again, repeat.  Usually only takes a couple of tries.
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 06:19:40 am »
Rich is right on with this one.  I monitor tire pressures constantly but carry a tire pressure gauge and an inflator.  With the Indian you need two people to add air to the tires.  One to roll the bike and the other to watch for the valve stem as there is no center stand.

You need two to air the tires? So you can't say, check the location of the stem on the back tire by yourself and then roll the bike forward a few feet and locate the stem?  :o
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 10:58:44 am »
  With the Indian you need two people to add air to the tires. 

Those Indian riders sure are a needy group.

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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2019, 04:18:19 pm »
There is probably an Indian nameplate/badge blocking the view.
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2019, 07:50:16 pm »
There is probably an Indian nameplate/badge blocking the view.


Nope, just fringe.


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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2019, 09:07:09 pm »
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Re: Tire Pressure display oddity
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2019, 06:43:33 am »
Nope, just fringe.



Ah, that makes perfect sense now, someone has to hold the fringe out the way while the other person does the airing.
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