Tire Pressure Sensors - Hexheads

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by GS Addict, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    A couple of questions......
    Ref: 2008 R1200GS
    The Max fiche shows separate windows for front and rear yet the part numbers are the same.??
    Is this a dealer programming thing after they are installed?
    Further to this can they be moved around from bike to bike?
    I am in in the process of replacing the batteries (lots of mining going on :evil)
    and preparing to install on a friends bike.

    A pre thanks to all responders :D
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  2. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728599

    As I read this and other threads...you CAN add a 2nd set of sensors (to swap 2 different sets of tires) if you had TPS added at the factory..but NO...you can't ADD TPS after it's left the factory.
    Adding the 2nd set of sensors requires Dealer assistance to program computer to recognize different TPS's.

    Anybody else read this differently?

    YMMV.
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  3. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    This is correct. I just did this at the dealer yesterday. If the bike already had TPM from the factory, then the computer can be programmed to read a second set of sensors. The dealer has to program this. The P/N for the sensor is the same for front/rear and for forged and wire wheels.
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  4. Iron Rey

    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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    Agree.

    If you do not have it from the factory, you are sol but there are some good aftermarket solutions.
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  5. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    Is it possible to use a GS911 for this?
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  6. WOLVERINE

    WOLVERINE Keep her pinned!

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    Just did it yesterday with the new software update, 1211.5! Works like a charm. You don't have to go to the dealer anymore if you have a GS911 or know someone with one close by...
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