Flashing tyre thingy`s...

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    I see there is some old guy on here selling them Flashing tyre preasure thingy`s... :thumb:

    Are they any good...

    Any "Feedback" on them... :thumb:
     
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    getting some at Peterborough mo and told they are great steve has some although i think they are to make sure he is still breathing than for the tyres :Rofl1:
     
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    Old:Laughing: You're old enough to be my dad, and that would explain a lot of things Such as why I like wigs and high heels:Rofl1:

    Anyway, now you mention it:BigGrin:

    Those Tyre Flashing thingy's are Tyre Pressure Monitors:Smile: They simply lock on to your tyres valve and then monitor your pressure 24/7. Should you lose 4 psi they then flash a bright red light to let you know, that you are wasting money on fuel, scrubbing tyres and risking a blowout.

    These are precision engineered pieces of kit that fleets of vehicles throughout Europe and America rely on to save them money and and tyres while making pressure checking as easy as glancing at the tyre.

    We've been demonstrating these to the commercial vehicle industry at the NEC all week and I just slipped into sales patter mode:Laughing: If you want some they are >>here
     
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    Will they be on sale at Peterborough Jim?
     
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    Yes we will have some at Peterborough. :thumb:
     
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    I don't want an answer from you, just rambling on, past experience makes me think you had a real mixed reception.

    Typical UK industry - We've managed without them for 100 years. If we fitted them "they" would soon nick them. How much !! "They" would not bother looking at them.

    And some enlightened ones - "WOW Brilliant".
     
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    I did some gorilla marketing at the show and we literally had queues of people for demos. We had everyone talking about us (My eldest daughter had something to do with that:lips:) We were tucked away in the cheap area and they were hunting us down. The TPMS were extremely well received, not a negative among them, some massive fleets involved. :BigGrin: Every fleet manager has fuel economy as a number 1 concern and it's early days but we hope that some will be starting trials soon and we are very excited.

    The big plus for fleets is that a yard manager can check 50 trucks with a quick walk around the yard, and not rely on drivers just saying they are OK from their non-existent check.
     
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    I fitted mine 3 weeks ago ,on my car and on my van .I think they are great, a quick glance when you jump in your car or van to check tyres are ok.I also thought my offside front on my car had a slow puncture ,i am now sure it has not .there should not be a problem with kids nicking them for there bikes as you need the locking tool to remove them. At the moment I give them 10 out of 10.:Smile:
     
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    I'm sure they're a great piece of kit, and I'm highly tempted to order a pack myself.

    But..., I bought some fancy valve caps for the car a couple of years ago and they lasted only 2 days before some pesky kids from the local school had it away with two of them:Angry:

    So, it's probably a good idea to watch where you park with them on:Wink:
     
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    Brilliant.

    And if the tyres fail you've found a whole new career - pimp.
     
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    Hi Phil, they lock in place, kids cannot nick em:Smile:
     
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    You need a special tool to fit/remove them.
     
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    Be careful Brian, I know from experience both girls pack a punch, especially the smaller one:BigGrin:

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    Looks like I'll be ordering a set then:thumb:
     
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    Have you a stall at P'Boro - if so whereabouts will it be located?
     
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    They are fitted to my beautiful Winnebago, but then, they would be. So again VeryOldMoMan you are having to look upwards..:Rofl1:
     
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    We bought some off of Jim at Malvern, only to find we have two slow punctures, where it was parked in the storage yard the flashing could be seen a couple of hundred meters away, Highly recommend them. :Smile:
     
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    She can't be yours.

    I reckon a big blond German milkman somewhere on your tours.
     
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    will they also work on me blowup doll im getting fed up of her going down :Laughing:
     
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    How do you know I wasn't a natural blonde:BigGrin:
     
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