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novatz
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Most days - 75% - the TPMS light comes on within about the first 5 miles and then goes out in another 5 miles. When I check the air pressure - everything is proper.



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That happens spring and fall here where I live, but is due to low temps and cold roads. I can't see that as your problem in Florida tho.
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I suspect it depends on how you have your tpms alarm settings setup. What do you run your tire pressures at cold?
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Are you checking the pressures cold as you should? I suspect they are right at the lower limit and when the tires warm up the pressure rises enough to turn the light off. The front will cause a light at about 32 psi, the rear at about 36psi.

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I see the same thing. It's fairly normal. As a backup I found some TPMS caps by FOBO. It gives accurate info and connects to your phone. It's been working for me as a quick way to check pressure before and during a ride.

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On my Kawasaki Concours 1400 that was normal. It took a few miles to wake up the system. As for the caps tubagod uses I wouldn't use any thing that puts constant pressure on the valve core. Also I wouldn't count on any of these for proper tire pressure as most of them are off by a couple of pounds. They are a good source to let you know if you are getting a flat as you ride but still use a good gauge to check the pressure from the tire valve stem itself. Your opinions may vary.!! :D
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bstig60 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:28 am
I suspect it depends on how you have your tpms alarm settings setup. What do you run your tire pressures at cold?
There are no alarm settings on a factory TPMS unit like there is on an aftermarket system. They are pre set and can not be changed.

My 2012 did the same thing in the winter when I lived in So Cal. After a few miles, the tires warm up enough and the light stopps flashing. I think this is normal for the Factory TPMS system during the winter. During the summer months, it never did it unless the pressure was low.

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I bought my new in the fall of 2016. In the first month or so before the snow and road salt fell the TPMS would give low pressure indications (the pressures were spot on) and I got sporadic TPS failure messages. This also started up when I started riding the following spring, but before I could get it to the dealer it stopped. Haven't had any issues since. Also, I agree with not putting caps on that put constant pressure on the valve stem springs. I check tire pressures with a quality gauge and rely on the TPMS as an idiot light.

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I had the same thing start happening on my 2009. I found a video showing a guy taking the sensors in the wheels off and taking them apart to replace the batteries. The batteries are just the button type and are actually soldered to the wire contacts within the unit. Honda says that when the sensors stop working that you have to buy new ones. How long can these batteries last? I will eventually try to replace batteries in both sensors and see if that works. Sorry I don’t have the video link but I am sure you can find it. The last time I checked, the sensors cost about $160, each.

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I have all the stuff to do mine.Batteries,new stem rubbers too.Soon gonna have new tires put on and I will do it then.



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