TPMS system for my bike


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TPMS system for my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:01 pm



I'm considering adding a tire pressure monitoring system to my 1500. I've found very few references to this system, which I kind of like.

Has anyone put this on their bike, or have any comments on it?



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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby MikeB » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:01 pm

It is very similar to this one http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/14_show_chrome/33029_enhanced_tiregard_tpms_2_wheel_motorcycle/, which I have and use.


It gives errors at times and I think it is because of debris/moisture that gets into the valve. After removing the sensor and putting it back on in a day or two, it will work okay.

You have to make sure you have metal valve stems however. The flexible 90 degree stems will eventually fail due to fatigue.
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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby Steve L » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:19 pm

I used the one that Mike B pictured above for 2 years on my last bike. It was excellent - always accurate and never gave a problem!

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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:20 pm

Steve L wrote:I used the one that Mike B pictured above for 2 years on my last bike. It was excellent - always accurate and never gave a problem!


Wow Steve, that is an incredible paint job on your 1800! Do you have a bigger picture you can post so we can get a better look?

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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:54 pm

What I liked about the one I posted on Amazon is:

- It has multiple configurations - everything from a two-wheeled motorcyle, to a trike, to a bike with a trailer (it will monitor your trailer wheels!). This alone would make me select this one. I'd LOVE to know what my trailer wheels are doing before it becomes an emergency:

Multiple display configurations
Multiple display configurations


- It has multiple alerts, from slow leaks, excessive temperature, low/high pressure, etc:

Multiple alerts
Multiple alerts


I got a response from the company that said that if there is sufficient interest, they will release one with internal valve stem sensors, which are compatible with bikes that have 90-degree valve stems.

I also like that it's not a keychain kind of device, you can mount it on your bike, and it lights up at night.

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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby Steve L » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:30 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Steve L wrote:I used the one that Mike B pictured above for 2 years on my last bike. It was excellent - always accurate and never gave a problem!


Wow Steve, that is an incredible paint job on your 1800! Do you have a bigger picture you can post so we can get a better look?


Thanks - I also think it looks fantastic, even though it is the factory paint for the 2012 model. I do have the bike pic in high res. What should I do - e-mail it to you or can you tell me how to post it?

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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby MikeB » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:40 pm

The Tire Gard is pretty much the same as the one initially mentioned in this thread. It can be used on any two tires since it comes with two transduces. It has a screen illumination button, shows pressures and temperatures. Yes it is a key fob type of device but I put velcro on the back of it and attach it just above the radio knobs. Works like a charm. When I pull a trailer, all I need to do is put the transducers on the trailer stems and enter the pressure and temp upper and lower limits.
What is the cost of the other unit when configuring it do more than two tires?
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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby ka4yqi » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:30 pm

WingAdmin wrote:What I liked about the one I posted on Amazon is:

- It has multiple configurations - everything from a two-wheeled motorcyle, to a trike, to a bike with a trailer (it will monitor your trailer wheels!). This alone would make me select this one. I'd LOVE to know what my trailer wheels are doing before it becomes an emergency:

I got a response from the company that said that if there is sufficient interest, they will release one with internal valve stem sensors, which are compatible with bikes that have 90-degree valve stems.

I also like that it's not a keychain kind of device, you can mount it on your bike, and it lights up at night.


I like the idea of it will monitor the trailer tire and possible for the 90-degrees valve stems.

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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:24 pm

Steve L wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:
Steve L wrote:I used the one that Mike B pictured above for 2 years on my last bike. It was excellent - always accurate and never gave a problem!


Wow Steve, that is an incredible paint job on your 1800! Do you have a bigger picture you can post so we can get a better look?


Thanks - I also think it looks fantastic, even though it is the factory paint for the 2012 model. I do have the bike pic in high res. What should I do - e-mail it to you or can you tell me how to post it?


Here you go: Adding pictures to your message

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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby Steve L » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:01 pm

Thanks - I didn't know it would be this easy. Here are a couple of pictures of my bike which you asked for.
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Re: TPMS system for my bike

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:18 pm

I just bought and installed this system on my GL1500, and I have written up a full review: Review: Tire SafeGuard TPMS if anyone is interested.




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