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Old 09-30-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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Tpms

Any one have strong feelings on the brand of Tire Pressure Monitoring System they use.
I see prices from the high $80's to well into the $200 range? Is in the tire better than just a cap.
The cap is certainly easier to install.
Some have alarms some don't. Do you even need an alarm?
I don't have a clue?
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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I don't have TPMS yet, but as soon as I replace the tires on my Tiger 800, I'm going to have the
Triumph TPMS installed - they are inside the rim mounted. They are designed to interface with
the gauge cluster (the programming is already there), and only run about $160/pair.

Its not that I don't check my tire pressures manually, but I like having as much information as
possible. If I see that I'm losing air, I can take care of it earlier.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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That's exactly what I'm thinking.
Perhaps I should check with BMW and see if I could do the same thing
but with my luck the factory sensors would cost like $250 each or something
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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TPMS warnings

Remember some tpms units can only be used with Nitrogen as moisture in standard air will distroy the sending unit. I have not tried standard air after replacing to sending units in my car tires.

Just information, good luck
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for that tidbit. Frankly, I wouldn't have thought about that. The shop would have put them in & sent me
on my way. Nothing I've read in Triumph's info leads mentions it, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Might have to start looking for places where I can get a Nitrogen fill. Just in case.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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I hope that's not the case with all of them.
The last thing I want to do is add another layer of complication to the beast.

KISS is my motto! keep it simple stupid. If you can call TPMS simple
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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http://www.doranmfg.com/motorcycle-t...ng-systems.htm

These folks seem to have the best reputation of the aftermarket MC TPMS systems out there.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #8
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Nine months and happy with the Doran. Internally mounted sensors. I removed the shiny metal face on the indicator.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:55 AM   #9
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Nice install.
I saw these but was hoping not to have to spend $200, but if that is what it costs than so be it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #10
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I wouldn't even think about a TPMS setup that mounted to the valve stem. That's adding a lot of strain to something that wasn't designed for it. It also bypasses the schrader valve in the valve stem, so you are relying solely on the cap to maintain pressure. I just don't trust them that much, and maybe, that is just my paranoia talking.

Tiregard makes a unit that mounts internally. Orange Electronic also makes one. I can't vouch for either, but if I wanted it, I'd probably be looking at the Orange M202 if for the price alone.

The only downside to the internal sensors is that you have to pay attention to their location during tire changes. So far, I've managed with the couple dozen changes I've done on my C14.


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Remember some tpms units can only be used with Nitrogen as moisture in standard air will distroy the sending unit. I have not tried standard air after replacing to sending units in my car tires.
I'm not buying it. Sounds like a story used by the tire shop to pay for his fancy nitrogen generator. In a quick search, I'm not finding any TPMS manufacturers that require nitrogen to be used to maintain warranty.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #11
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After 23 years in the tire business, this is the only type of TPMS that has never failed me.

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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Doran on my touring bike.... very happy with it. The sensors mount on the tire internally or externally on the valve stem. I currently have the sensors mounted on the valve stems externally and so far no problems. You must put them on metal valve stems, do not ever put the sensors on rubber stems. Next time I need new tires I may put them on the inside, I'm undecided they do work just fine on the valve stem. Plus if I park the bike for any length of time I can take the sensors off saving their battery life.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #13
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Tpms

According to the tire wearhouse in their FAQ's section they talk about the Nitrogen vs Standard air and the affects on the tpms.

Just another bit of information about Tpms, YMMV. Good Luck
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:50 AM   #14
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This might not be that helpful but could perhaps sway people into thinking that TPMS are a great idea. My Connie has them standard it has warned me twice of punctures before the bike became unsafe. A puncture on my Bandit years ago had me all over the road (to be fair it had deflated very quickly) until I clicked. The TPMS also gives you no excuse not to check your tyre pressures...

So no idea on how good the off the shelf systems are but I love mine!
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:57 AM   #15
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Is there an app for that?



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