Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:17 pm

Enthusiast
Vespa GTS Super
Joined: 14 Feb 2021
Posts: 74
Location: North Texas
 
Enthusiast
Vespa GTS Super
Joined: 14 Feb 2021
Posts: 74
Location: North Texas
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:17 pm linkquote
Howdy all! Just giving a quick update on a Christmas present I received. Just used it for the first time today. I love it. So simple, so fast.

You plug it on the stem, pull the trigger and release and it tells you what your current tire pressure is. Pull and hold while the digital numbers show pressure as it increases. Once you stop pulling the trigger it again tells the current PSI.

I just filled up all three kids bicycles, the GTS, and my truck lovingly named "the beast" all on one Ryobi battery (that wasn't a fresh charge). I did all that in about 7 minutes!

I'm thinking this could be a super lightweight way to have peace of mind on a long trip (Iron Butt ride or Scooter Cannonball Run)—of which I haven't updated y'all on my Big As Texas SaddleSore1000–just got the Vespa back from the shop! It was a story—coming soon to a post near you!



Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:37 pm

Hooked
2005 GT 200, 2021 GTS 300 Super (yellow), 2021 GTS 300 Super (white)
Joined: 13 Sep 2016
Posts: 446
Location: Powhatan, Virginia
 
Hooked
2005 GT 200, 2021 GTS 300 Super (yellow), 2021 GTS 300 Super (white)
Joined: 13 Sep 2016
Posts: 446
Location: Powhatan, Virginia
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:37 pm linkquote
I bought one for $20 on the Home Depot website about six weeks ago. I've used it several times since getting it. The only negative is you have to buy the charger and battery separately and they aren't cheap.
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:41 pm

Enthusiast
Vespa GTS Super
Joined: 14 Feb 2021
Posts: 74
Location: North Texas
 
Enthusiast
Vespa GTS Super
Joined: 14 Feb 2021
Posts: 74
Location: North Texas
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:41 pm linkquote
Agreed, luckily I already own a battery and charger—so not too bad for me.
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:39 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12316
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12316
Location: Oregon City, OR
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:39 pm linkquote
I have been using one of those for over a year. Like TXBootScoot, I have some other Ryobi tools so I was already set with the batteries and charger. It works great on the scooters. The rear valves are otherwise hard to access. Also works fine on my car and motorhome. Even handles the 80 psi rear tires on the motorhome with no problem. Highly recommended.
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:13 am

Hooked
LT150, Aprilia Mojito 150, MP3 500 and 2019 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 14 Sep 2009
Posts: 116
Location: Shepherdstown, WV USA
 
Hooked
LT150, Aprilia Mojito 150, MP3 500 and 2019 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 14 Sep 2009
Posts: 116
Location: Shepherdstown, WV USA
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:13 am linkquote
I have a couple of them. Love 'em.

Bill
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:24 pm

Member
Vespa GTS300 Racing Sixties Moto Guzzi V85TT
Joined: 07 Jun 2020
Posts: 40
Location: White Plains, NY
 
Member
Vespa GTS300 Racing Sixties Moto Guzzi V85TT
Joined: 07 Jun 2020
Posts: 40
Location: White Plains, NY
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:24 pm linkquote
Lol. Just bought one a couple of hour ago. Been thinking about a digital pressure gauge for a while knowing the importance of proper pressure for safe riding. Just occurred to me on checkout at Home Depot this pump can do both. Happy to hear it works well for you guys.
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:43 pm

Hooked
MP3 250 / Vespa S50
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 235
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Hooked
MP3 250 / Vespa S50
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 235
Location: Toronto, Canada
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:43 pm linkquote
I recently got a Lokithor all in one air compressor + portable jump starter. Absolutely love it. I used to have two separate units in my truck. Now I just carry just one. Perfect.
https://www.lokithorshop.com/
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:51 pm

Addicted
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 870
Location: Melbourne, Australia
 
Addicted
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 870
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:51 pm linkquote
i'm using TPMS
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:45 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 5293
Location: Santa Cruz California
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 5293
Location: Santa Cruz California
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:45 pm linkquote
I already have a few Ryobi batteries for a tool only they sold at the time I got it: an electric chain saw on a pole. So spending $20 on an inflator (tool only) with a digital gauge was a no brainer.

To test it, I emptied a 28" x 35 mm wide bike tire today and refilled it to 60 lbs. The 0-60 lb speed was about 30 seconds. I was amazed and pleased. It is SO worth $20.

The full kit with a battery, charger and inflator is $130. I'd have to think long and hard about that one. At that price, I'd buy the Makita for $100 since I already have a lot to 18V Makita tools and a bunch of batteries. BTW, Dewalt also has an inflator and it's price is also about $100. I'd guess that most other manufacturers also sell inflators so check the price on your favorite brands.

@TxBootScoot: Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Miguel
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:33 am

Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2971
Location: Springboro, OH
 
Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2971
Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:33 am linkquote
I bought a similar item on Amazon with an extra battery. Works really well, and I've confirmed the gauge is accurate, comparing readings with my dedicated digital gauge and the tire pressure system on my Buick SUV. All are reading the exact same.

Very easy to use, set it and go.
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:53 pm

Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4745
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
 
Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4745
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:53 pm linkquote
I already had some Bauer tools from Harbor Freight, so I had the batteries and charger.

So I bought their version of this pump for $25. a year ago.

I use it every time I take a long scooter ride or ride my bicycle.

It is so fast and easy.

The battery doesn't run down even after months of use.

I used to swear by a simple hand pump but this is even easier.

Highly recommended.

Bill
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:35 pm

Hooked
2005 Vespa PX 150 Serie America #107 of 500
Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 318
Location: Houston, Texas USA
 
Hooked
2005 Vespa PX 150 Serie America #107 of 500
Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 318
Location: Houston, Texas USA
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:35 pm linkquote
WLeuthold wrote:
I used to swear by a simple hand pump but this is even easier.
It is a pump, and you hold it in your hand, so...
You can still swear by an easier hand pump!
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:06 pm

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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3171
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3171
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:06 pm linkquote
Not a bad setup at all, TX!

I went with a 3-gallon, oil-lubed air compressor in the basement (somewhere…), coupled to a coiled hose and combination digital pressure gauge/air chuck (principally for the scoot, but also for the quintet of bicycles, wheelbarrow, and Le WIfe's car). For the bike, I've kept it simple: Co2-based inflator, compact digital gauge, and tire-plug kit. (Now that I'm starting out again with a new bike, that means new tires, but you can't be too careful.)


Deep in the Basement: A bit loud, but sturdy.


At the Other End: Robot of ScooterWest uses a version of this in the shop, and now I can see why.


In the Glovebox: Flat-out best pressure gauge I've ever used. No loss of air while checking.

Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:02 pm

Member
Joined: 04 May 2020
Posts: 15
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Member
Joined: 04 May 2020
Posts: 15
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:02 pm linkquote
I have been using this for two years now. I do love the simple convenience of it but I can attest that the digital pressure gauge is usually inaccurate by 1.5-2psi on the overage (it shows 30 but the psi is usually 28) .

I have a racing tire pressure gauge for my sport bike which is much more highly calibrated. The Ryobi is alway off. I still love it and use it, though good to know before you go
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