Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System


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Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby mikeg1906 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:15 pm



Hello, Everyone

Does anyone have info for the best Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System for a bike? :D Like to get one but not sure what’s the best one out there. Any input would be great. Thank you all very much



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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby starfleetengineer » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:56 am

I have heard that these systems put added stress on the valve stems causeing them to fail. Also I have heard that they will cause an out of ballance problem. Don't know for sure if its true, but I have heard it from a few people.
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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:12 am

I wouldn't put a system on that clips onto the valve stems for exactly that reason. However there are systems that strap to the inside of the rim before the tire is installed that shouldn't interfere with the valve stem.

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby tmilam » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:54 pm

I can squat for FREE and use my $1.00 gauge. Just saying!

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby mikeg1906 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:50 pm

Ya I can see the extra weight on valve stems might be a problem. but for the blancing you can put them on when you get tirer put on and blance them with them on already.

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby mikeg1906 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:54 pm

tmilam wrote:I can squat for FREE and use my $1.00 gauge. Just saying!


Ya but that would bet my knees dirty...LOL

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby tmilam » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:04 pm

mikeg1906 wrote:
tmilam wrote:I can squat for FREE and use my $1.00 gauge. Just saying!


Ya but that would bet my knees dirty...LOL



This is true.

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby jinx » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:28 am

I have the smartire system and would not ride with out it. Sadly it is not available anymore.
You might look at the Kisan or Doran systems. I don't have any experience with either but
both either replace or have the option to replace the valve stems.

My tpms has informed me of punctures while on road trips. In both cases tire pressure was
OK at start of day but was notified of low tire pressure while riding long before it
became a safety issue.

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:30 am

My wife's Buick has a tire pressure monitoring system that doesn't actually monitor the pressure. Instead, it uses the ABS sensors - the idea being that a tire that is low on pressure is actually smaller in diameter than the other tires, and therefore turns faster.

When you put new tires on it (or change a tire) and set the pressures, you then press a reset button in the car. The car spends the next few minutes of driving "learning" what is normal for those tires. If it senses a deviation in the future (i.e. one tire starts consistently turning faster than the others), it lights up an idiot light telling you that one of your tires is low. It works quite well.

I wonder why Honda doesn't do something like that in the ABS GL1800s? The hardware is already there, it would just be a bit more software added to the system.

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:24 am

I always wondered how that worked, thanks Wingman... :D

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby mikeg1906 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:42 pm

mikeg1906 wrote:
tmilam wrote:I can squat for FREE and use my $1.00 gauge. Just saying!


Ya but that would get my knees dirty...LOL

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby mikeg1906 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:37 pm

I looked at the two you said Kisan and the Doran systems. Which looks to be ok. a little pricely. But I think it would be better the having something hooked on a valve stem. Thank you for the info. :)

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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby MikeB » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:02 am

I use the ShowChrome TPMS system. I have had it for over two years with no problem at all.

If you are looking to buy this system, Cyclemax http://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/42911 has about the best price.
There is no balance issue with these little gems. Not enough weight to make a difference.
I too was concerned with undue valve stem wear so I replaced the rubber stems with steel stems I purchased from http://www.patchboy.com. Since I mount and balance my own tires I really don't worry about the stems or balance.
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Re: Wireless Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitor System

Postby Goldwing08 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:40 pm

This system was already installed on 2008 Goldwing. It didn't work at all, maybe batteries are dead or bad. I took it off and put away. Maybe, I'll try to fix it later. I had nitrogen installed in both tires. Just returned from 5000 mile trip, tires are still inflated to the correct pressure. Gone a month, did install centramatic tire balancers, road smooth as silk.




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