TPS Tire Pressure Sensor comes on in hot temps.


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TPS Tire Pressure Sensor comes on in hot temps.

Postby AmsTech » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:01 pm



Hi Folks,
Has anyone had problems with the tire pressure sensor coming on when riding in hot weather conditions, like +30 c temps?
I purchased a 2014 Wing this spring, it was a dealer demo bike with low KM's, this summer I put over 10,000 kms on it, during a particular ride through the BC Okanagan on route to Osoyoos on fresh black pavement my TPS light came on, the previous day I had checked tire PSI in the morning when the tire was cold and because I had a passenger and gear I increased the pressure 3 psi to 44 psi and the front tire at the OEM recommended psi. The bike didn't handle like I had a soft or flat rear tire. I road on to my destination and parked the bike, let the tires cool and after a meal and a cold one, I checked the PSI again only to find it at 45psi so no big deal there. Now I know that this system is supposed to indicate under inflation, I have read the owners manual and it say's nothing about over inflation pressures. Any thoughts other than a failing TPS Sensor?
PS nice to know about the rear brake issue, that will be looked at.



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Re: TPS Tire Pressure Sensor comes on in hot temps.

Postby KCSA » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:52 pm

I have a 2013 ABS bought new in June 2014, it now has 8K miles. I have had TPMS light issues from the first ride. Last winter I rode in NJ weather until first salt in Jan. The light stayed off in the cold weather until late March 2015. This 2015 summer the TPMS light has, as usual, been on and off. Most of the time I can let it idle until the light goes off. My TPMS has been on now for a week straight. No time of late to idle it till it goes off. My dealer has no idea what to do to fix it. Honda told them to reinithalize the TPMS system but that didn't help the problem.

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Re: TPS Tire Pressure Sensor comes on in hot temps.

Postby AmsTech » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:31 am

Thanks for the reply, this issue will be added to the rear brake recall to fix.
I'm not too impressed with this Gold Wing, Honda Navigation is out dated and not user friendly. I don't know who uses CB radio any more. The transmission could use a 6th gear but it handles pretty good with two up. I haven't had it long enough to find other problems.

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Re: TPS Tire Pressure Sensor comes on in hot temps.

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:26 pm

Could the TPM indicating pressure too high as well as too low.?
I do notice on my aftermarket unit that the temp of the rear wheel can get to 160* on the highway,cold pressure starts at 40 psi and increases to 47.when hot.Just enough to set off the TPS alarm.

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Re: TPS Tire Pressure Sensor comes on in hot temps.

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:29 pm

If this is the case and it annoys you or there's no dealer solution,you could try filling your tires with nitrogen.

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Re: TPS Tire Pressure Sensor comes on in hot temps.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:22 pm

AmsTech wrote:Hi Folks,
Has anyone had problems with the tire pressure sensor coming on when riding in hot weather conditions, like +30 c temps?
I purchased a 2014 Wing this spring, it was a dealer demo bike with low KM's, this summer I put over 10,000 kms on it, during a particular ride through the BC Okanagan on route to Osoyoos on fresh black pavement my TPS light came on, the previous day I had checked tire PSI in the morning when the tire was cold and because I had a passenger and gear I increased the pressure 3 psi to 44 psi and the front tire at the OEM recommended psi. The bike didn't handle like I had a soft or flat rear tire. I road on to my destination and parked the bike, let the tires cool and after a meal and a cold one, I checked the PSI again only to find it at 45psi so no big deal there. Now I know that this system is supposed to indicate under inflation, I have read the owners manual and it say's nothing about over inflation pressures. Any thoughts other than a failing TPS Sensor?
PS nice to know about the rear brake issue, that will be looked at.


Is it the "TPMS" light, or is it the "Low Pressure" light (the one with the picture of a tire) that is coming on?

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Re: TPS Tire Pressure Sensor comes on in hot temps.

Postby AmsTech » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:52 pm

Thanks for all the replies, I just had the rear brake recall done with a note that Honda Brake Oil must be changed every 2 years to maintain warranty. This tells me that the Honda Oil degrades faster with the heat generated in the rear wheel cavity. I will be going to Amsoil DOT4 Synthetic Brake Fluid front and rear next.
Also added handle bar risers, that raise them 3/4" up and 1' back, now I sit more vertical and arms feel more comfortable, hopefully this cures the neck and shoulder pain.




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