Motorcyclists, who often find that the valve stems on their tires are located in awkward spots, say they appreciate the extra reach afforded by the Joes Racing 32307 tire gauge's flexible 17-inch hose. One Amazon.com customer whose bike has "very limited room around the valve stem due to the large front brake rotors," prefers this gauge to a digital one, saying, "Trying to maintain a good seal on the valve stem of the bike -- especially while pushing a lot of buttons -- is a real hassle."
Another customer at Amazon.com says, "I have burned through many digital pressure gauges in my time and I was tired of having leaky seals, inaccurate readings and low batteries," adding that "I finally stumbled upon this handy dandy little thing and I am seriously impressed." The Joes Racing 32307 tire gauge gets an average rating out of 4.8 stars out of 5 from users at Amazon.com.
The Joes Racing tire gauge doesn't require batteries, so there's no danger of being unable to take a reading. Amazon.com users say the gauge is well built; one notes, "The gauge is large and the distance between the divisions is large enough so that you can estimate down to 1/4 of a PSI without much difficulty."
Measurements are also accurate; one Amazon.com user tested the Joes Racing 32307 Tire Pressure Gauge against his other, more expensive tire gauges, noting that "this one is just as good as my other two." Another took his tire gauge to the racetrack, saying, "I was comparing readings to a more expensive Longacre gauge and they were exactly the same."
The release button works well if you want to bleed off excess tire pressure to get your inflation precisely on the mark. "Simply inflate the tire a bit beyond where you want, then hold the gauge on the valve stem," instructs an Amazon.com reviewer. "Three or four quick presses will drop the PSI by a pound or more [so] it's easy to set the pressure dead on or to the nearest .25 PSI or so."
This gauge doesn't have a hold button, which stores the psi measurement until you release the button and allows you to remove the gauge from the tire while keeping the reading. Though a few users would have liked the addition of that feature, most don't miss it or didn't think it would be worth the extra money. Users who had the opportunity to check tire pressure in low light say they appreciate the glow-in-the-dark face on the dial. It's "pretty sweet if you're in the shade or even in the garage," says one reviewer at Amazon.com.
At Amazon.com, two of the most popular dial tire gauges include Joes Racing 32307 Tire Pressure Gauge and Moroso 89560 Tire Pressure Gauge. The Joes Racing rates the highest, with an average score of 4.8 stars overall from about 50 reviewers. Many express great satisfaction with the overall quality of construction, and one enthusiast writes that it's as accurate as pricier models: "First use at the track and I was comparing readings to a more expensive Longacre gauge and they were exactly the same."
Review: Joes Racing 32307 Tire Pressure Gauge Glow in the Dark 0-60psi, Contributors to Amazon.com
This website focuses on gift ideas for motorcycle enthusiasts. In this post, editors explain why a digital tire gauge may not be the best choice for riders, recommending analog dial-style gauges instead.
Review: Digital Tire Gauge: Bad Gift Idea, Editors of Motorcycle-Gifts.com