there are some ways to make it easier. on this picture, starting from the top, a clamp-on air chuck at the end of the rubber hose, with no metal extensions. this makes a lot easier to check pressure front or rear. just be aware that manual gages can be off, like mine, (brand new) which is a very popular brand in many shops, and probably dealers too, lol. mine is off 4 psi, but i recheck with the digital gage. the clamp-on chuck is sold separate from the inflator gage at autozone, tractor supply, car quest, and many others.
in the middle, a piece of hose from a manual air pump with a plastic stem lock, and a tubeless valve stem on the other end (not my idea, i got this from a member) this tool, and a small air compressor can be a life saver and is perfect to take along on the road. i paid a few bucks for this air pump many years ago at wal-mart, not knowing it was going to be so useful, lol.
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on the bottom, a cheap digital gage from radio shack, but its sold by many stores under different brands. its shape and size makes it very easy to stick in between the disk and the hub to check pressure, just as easy front or rear. very accurate too. check out pic #2. its on the front wheel, but i can use it in the rear wheel, with the scotter on the sidestand, without removing the sidebag. but nothing beats the little extension in the middle for versatility, whether checking air pressure or inflating the tire.