Jim's flashy tyre valve thingys really work

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  1. dave newell lvs

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    Fitted a set to SWMBO's car a few months back and till today no flashes. Just come into the workshop where her car is and the NSR was flashing. Checked pressure and it had lost 5psi. Topped it up and will monitor it over the next few days. Wouldn't have noticed a 5psi loss by just looking at it so a very worthwhile investment and safety aid. Cheers Jim, well worth the cost:winky:

    D.
     
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    Thanks Dave, I appreciate the feedback. :thumb: They've been on sale for 8 months now and quite a number of people are getting back to me, telling me how they they are working for them.

    I was at a meeting the other day to learn the French company has commissioned their own battery and this has reduced the size and weight of the cap from 15g (1/2 oz) 15g down to 10g. This new version should be out in less that 6 months::bigsmile:

    advertising link follows :roflmto: LED Tyre Pressure Alarms
     
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    Jim, these look great. Do you think they would work on bicycles? The reason I ask is that we often get flats on our hybrid tyres sometimes over 20 mins or so. I'm thinking that these would highlight the flat to come. The pressures on our bikes are 85 psi. Would the HGV version be more suitable?

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    As it is such a valuable safety feature, wouldn't you be doing your members (especially newbies) a service by posting this as a "sticky" with a bit more information about cost and availability.

    No one could complain about such a valuable safety product such as this!

    Eddie
     
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    Why am I getting the feeling that I am being set up for a bit of subtle advertising here.:winky:
     
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    Jim
    Will Your Tyre Pressure thingys be available at Newark or Chester
    Please

    Roger:Smile:
     
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    Not so subtle Buttons.

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    Didn't think it was that subtle:Smile:

     
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    Hi Roger, not sure if we will be exhibiting them at the shows like we did last year, but I always have some with me. Just ask.:thumb:
     
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    Under inflated tyres are responsible for 64% of motorway crashes.
    Under inflated tyres are responsible for 18% of the worlds valuable petrol resource being wasted.
    Under inflated types cause tyres to wear 22% quicker
    Under inflated tyres are responsible for steering rack wear 9% quicker than normal
    Under inflated tyres will cause CV joints to need replacing 9% faster

    Doesn't need to be subtle:winky:

    Eddie

    ps I did make all those figures up, but while you were reading them they shocked you and they're probably right anyway
     
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    You can always put some one on the Van Bitz exhibition support unit and sell them from there!

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    Was going to offer the same facility at any of the outdoor shows we do, cant do it at the NEC though as its Fiamma stand

    Peter
     
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    Yes after buying a set for the 'moho' and seeing how good they are I decided to get a set for each of the cars. Even knowing that they were here somewhere on the forum I had to search about and finally just 'pm'd' Jim. I'm sure a link would be advantageous.

    Wyn :thumb:
     
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    Got some but I havent got round to fitting them yet:Doh:
     
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    What's the difference between an engineer and a lawyer ?

    The engineer knows they are a good idea.. but can't afford them..

    on the other hand, ....... the lawyer can, but can't be arsed.. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    They work better on Chris LOL

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    Whilst in Germany last Oct the NSR started flashing so I used my bicycle Track Pump to top it up.The gauge on the pump registered 2lbs down and it took 22 strokes of the pump to get back to pressure ::bigsmile:
    Last week at Marjal the NSF started flashing-again Track Pump registered 2lbs down,and again 22 strokes to restore pressure.
    Well pleased here.:thumb:

    Mike
     
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    Hi Jim,

    Could you tell me what they are like and how much they cost and where I can get them from.

    Not going to any shows soon but would seriously consider buying some

    Please PM me if you would rather

    Thanks

    Bob
     
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    Click HERE Bob....Jims business website
     
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