TPMS Question


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TPMS Question

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:25 am



I have a 2009 GL1800 with the factory TPMS (tire pressure monitor system) and I am planning to get my bike triked.

My question is: Does anyone know if the system can monitor three tires or will it only work with two, or in the case of a trike, only do the front wheel?
I know some aftermarket TPMS systems will do up to four tires but can you add a third tire monitor to the Honda system?
I hate to lose the ability to monitor all tires without having to add an aftermarket system to the bike.

I had to change the TPMS units on my bike two years ago, because a crappy mechanic destroyed the originals, and when they installed the new monitors they had to pair the new monitors with the bike. My understanding is this is so they don't read the sensors of another bike nearby therefore giving you a false reading of the tire pressure. These are the sending units that are mounted on the inside of the wheels with the steel valve stems. They run around $170 per sender unit plus the steel valve stem assembly. So they are too expensive to purchase another just to find out they will not work.

Has anyone ever tried adding another tire monitor to the factory system when they triked their bike?


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Re: TPMS Question

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:47 pm

The factory system firmware will work only with two tires.

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Re: TPMS Question

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:45 pm

You can still monitor the front tire only.
Might think about removing the front sensor also and installing RideOn in all 3 tires!

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Re: TPMS Question

Postby bstig60 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:00 am

There are several after market TPMS Systems the will monitor multiple tires. I have a TireGuard system that will monitor up to 4 tires.
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Re: TPMS Question

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:35 pm

bstig60 wrote:There are several after market TPMS Systems the will monitor multiple tires. I have a TireGuard system that will monitor up to 4 tires.


Right. The Tire Safeguard unit that I have on my bike will monitor up to three tires on the motorcycle/trike, and two more on a trailer:

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Re: TPMS Question

Postby 2008retiredplb » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:28 pm

I did call customer service at American Honda, and they told me the GL1800 TPMS system will only work with two wheels. You can not add a third wheel to the system.

Looks like I will be looking at an aftermarket system.
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Re: TPMS Question

Postby Lazydog » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:12 pm

I use the system from FOBO. The sensors mount on the valves and transmit via Bluetooth to your cell. You can install lots of sensors for 2,3,4 or more tires and multiple vehicles. The sensor batteries can easily be replaced, we'll see how long they last. Info says up to 2 years.




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