TPMS system for my bike


Technical information and Q&A applicable to all years and models of Goldwings
Post Reply
User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 23734
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer
Contact:

TPMS system for my bike

Post by WingAdmin »



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?
Find This Item on Amazon:


User avatar
MikeB
Posts: 3975
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA
Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade
199K Miles
2017 - GL1800 Audio Comfort
36K Miles
Contact:

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by MikeB »

It is very similar to this one http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/14_s ... otorcycle/, 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.
MikeB
1998 - GL1500 w/195,500 miles ~ 2017 - GL1800 w/32,000 miles
USAF Avionics Communications Tech - 1968 - 1986 / Flight Engineer C-130E - C-141B - 1986 - 1992. Retired
Industrial Maintenance Tech - 1992 - 2014
Retired in Tacoma, WA
User avatar
Steve L
Posts: 28
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:45 pm
Location: St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2012 Goldwing

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by Steve L »

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!
User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 23734
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer
Contact:

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by WingAdmin »

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?
User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 23734
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer
Contact:

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by WingAdmin »

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.
User avatar
Steve L
Posts: 28
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:45 pm
Location: St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2012 Goldwing

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by Steve L »

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?
User avatar
MikeB
Posts: 3975
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA
Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade
199K Miles
2017 - GL1800 Audio Comfort
36K Miles
Contact:

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by MikeB »

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?
MikeB
1998 - GL1500 w/195,500 miles ~ 2017 - GL1800 w/32,000 miles
USAF Avionics Communications Tech - 1968 - 1986 / Flight Engineer C-130E - C-141B - 1986 - 1992. Retired
Industrial Maintenance Tech - 1992 - 2014
Retired in Tacoma, WA
User avatar
ka4yqi
Posts: 318
Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:32 pm
Location: Carrollton, Ga.
Motorcycle: 2012 goldwing trike with RoadSmith hts1800 kit
2007 Kawasaki 1600 Nomad
1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate
Sold = 1998 Goldwing Se
Contact:

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by ka4yqi »

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.
User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 23734
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer
Contact:

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by WingAdmin »

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
User avatar
Steve L
Posts: 28
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:45 pm
Location: St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2012 Goldwing

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by Steve L »

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





For comparison purposes, this was my first Honda - a 50cc sport which I got new in 1963.  Who would have imagined that I would finish up on an 1832cc Goldwing - not me!
For comparison purposes, this was my first Honda - a 50cc sport which I got new in 1963. Who would have imagined that I would finish up on an 1832cc Goldwing - not me!

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 23734
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer
Contact:

Re: TPMS system for my bike

Post by WingAdmin »

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.


Post Reply