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TPMS Problem

Postby bstig60 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:26 am



I have a Tire Gard TPMS mounted on the handlebar. Model number 13-318. It is a wireless system that I bought last April prior to a planned trip. The unit has worked flawlessly until the last time I had the bike out in mid-December. The front reset quickly, but the rear took several miles before it reset. The unit is made by Show Chrome. I have attempted to contact them regarding the problem but have been unable to locate a website for the company. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.


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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:29 am

bstig60 wrote:I have a Tire Gard TPMS mounted on the handlebar. Model number 13-318. It is a wireless system that I bought last April prior to a planned trip. The unit has worked flawlessly until the last time I had the bike out in mid-December. The front reset quickly, but the rear took several miles before it reset. The unit is made by Show Chrome. I have attempted to contact them regarding the problem but have been unable to locate a website for the company. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.


My Tire Safeguard TPMS system looks to use the identical wheel sensors, and I know that whenever I start seeing this kind of behavior from mine, it means the sensor batteries need to be replaced.

I generally replace the batteries every spring at the beginning of the season. I know they should last longer than a year, but this way I don't have to worry about them dying in the middle of a ride somewhere far away from home, and the batteries are cheap.

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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby bstig60 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:44 am

Thanks for the quick reply. That is what I suspected. I will get new batteries and see if that solves the problem. Batteries were supposed to last 2 years, but who knows how long they had sat on the shelf before I installed them. Do you replace the battery in the monitor unit at the same time you replace the sensor batteries?
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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:53 pm

bstig60 wrote:Thanks for the quick reply. That is what I suspected. I will get new batteries and see if that solves the problem. Batteries were supposed to last 2 years, but who knows how long they had sat on the shelf before I installed them. Do you replace the battery in the monitor unit at the same time you replace the sensor batteries?


I set up my monitor to run off the bike's power, so I don't worry about batteries with it.

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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby MikeB » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:26 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
I set up my monitor to run off the bike's power, so I don't worry about batteries with it.


What did you use for a connector and where did you buy it? Are there 90 degree connectors available? Mounting is a bit more difficult with a connector sticking out the rear side of the receiver.
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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby bstig60 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:55 pm

This unit is what I use. http://www.ebay.com/itm/201326469595?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
I have mine mounted in my Firecreek bridge and use it to power my GPS as well as charge my cell phone when needed.
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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby MikeB » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:02 pm

bstig60 wrote:This unit is what I use. http://www.ebay.com/itm/201326469595?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
I have mine mounted in my Firecreek bridge and use it to power my GPS as well as charge my cell phone when needed.

That is a nice unit but power source is not a problem really. My question is about the connector that attaches to the receiver. It is a mini USB connector.
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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby bstig60 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:23 pm

This thread should answer your question. It's a mini USB, I believe. viewtopic.php?f=18&t=12249
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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:33 am

MikeB wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:
I set up my monitor to run off the bike's power, so I don't worry about batteries with it.


What did you use for a connector and where did you buy it? Are there 90 degree connectors available? Mounting is a bit more difficult with a connector sticking out the rear side of the receiver.


I drilled a very small hole in the dash, and pulled the USB connector through it. The other end of the wire plugs into a 12V-to-USB converter I put inside the fairing. When the unit is mounted, the USB connector is almost entirely inside the hole/fairing.

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Re: TPMS Problem

Postby Dan Kim » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:26 pm

I contacted Tyredog (Tyreguard probably same company in Taiwan) I had the same problem after changing the sensor battery (Energizer) and still the rear tire sensor wouldn't activate for several miles. After talking to the company they told me to use only Renata brand batteries. Both Energizer & Renata (new) had the same voltage reading over 3.2 volts. After installing the Renata brand of battery, the sensor works within minutes.




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