Tire pressure monitors have begun to appear on cars and I notice the new 2009 Honda Gold Wing will include a pressure monitoring system, but what can you do for your current bike? Here’s an option from Doran Mfg., the Doran 360M, a system that mounts in special valve stems to constantly monitor tire pressure and deliver the information to a remote display you can mount in any convenient location.
The sensors can be mounted either inside or outside the tire rim. The monitor readout can be mounted in one spot with a separate warning light mounted in a more conspicuous location, depending on the space available. The whole setup is priced at $249.99.
There are other units out there, this one has the advantage of being able to be installed outside the rim, but I think this is a bit of technology that’s far more useful than some of the bolt ons you’ll find for sale in the average parts catalog. If you’ve ever had the experience of picking up a nail in your tire, going around a turn and feeling that slippery wallow as your tire slides around, you know what I mean.
Link: Doran 360M