TPMS Error


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TPMS Error

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I bought my GL1800 a year ago. I only got 600+ miles on it before the weather got too bad to ride but I did notice one thing.

The TPMS system light came on several times. Not the tire pressure light but the system light. I thought that if it persisted after the spring thaw I would take it back to the dealership. Riding season came and I have ridden all year with no TPMS light. I know the system works because it properly reported low tire pressure.

This morning, 46 degrees F, guess what sowed up. TPMS system error light. This afternoon, 66F, no light.

Anybody see this or have any thoughts about it?


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raven41951 wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:26 pm I bought my GL1800 a year ago. I only got 600+ miles on it before the weather got too bad to ride but I did notice one thing.

The TPMS system light came on several times. Not the tire pressure light but the system light. I thought that if it persisted after the spring thaw I would take it back to the dealership. Riding season came and I have ridden all year with no TPMS light. I know the system works because it properly reported low tire pressure.

This morning, 46 degrees F, guess what sowed up. TPMS system error light. This afternoon, 66F, no light.

Anybody see this or have any thoughts about it?
If it's under warranty, take it back to the dealer. Normally this would indicate a battery is nearing end of life in one or more of the transmitters, but not in a 2016.
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My '13 has done this since day 1. Probably 3 to 4 times a year. I have found from reading posts on several other boards, that this is a common problem.
Sometimes it will stay on till I turn the bike off. I have read that alarm systems can trigger it. Now I just ignore it and don't pay attention to it. It doesn't stay on long enough to be a real problem.
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It's called Boyle's Law. PV=NRT. Been so long since I recalled it. Cold air is much denser. Pressure will decrease in the cold. When your tire warms from riding, the pressure comes back up as the air expands. This is completely normal. I live in the NE and experience what you speak of when I fail to check pressures during season changes.
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peppilepew wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:33 am It's called Boyle's Law. PV=NRT. Been so long since I recalled it. Cold air is much denser. Pressure will decrease in the cold. When your tire warms from riding, the pressure comes back up as the air expands. This is completely normal. I live in the NE and experience what you speak of when I fail to check pressures during season changes.
You are correct. But I think he is talking about the TPMS light; not the low pressure light. When the tpms light comes on it means the whole system is down.
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Red Ron wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:08 am
peppilepew wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:33 am It's called Boyle's Law. PV=NRT. Been so long since I recalled it. Cold air is much denser. Pressure will decrease in the cold. When your tire warms from riding, the pressure comes back up as the air expands. This is completely normal. I live in the NE and experience what you speak of when I fail to check pressures during season changes.
You are correct. But I think he is talking about the TPMS light; not the low pressure light. When the tpms light comes on it means the whole system is down.
Ahhh yes, better to read the OP statement correctly before commenting. The batteries or contacts in the sensors may be the culprit. I have seen circuit boards effected by cold.
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Thanks for all the replies. I’m pretty sure its the T in Boyles Law that is the culprit. I did not check the sensors because it is showing a system fault. The sensors appear to be working ok as I lowered and raised both tire pressures and they responded fine. Its just those chilly days of low 40s when the system light comes on. Once it watms up (weather and bike) it is fine.

I will continue to monitor it. Glad I opted for extended coverage.


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