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Andyccu1

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Tyre pressure monitoring systems.
« on: December 16, 2017, 01:28:02 PM »
After a close call the other week with a puncture, I decided to invest in a TPMS. I know snaffles KTM has one. I researched which ones would be best for me. There are two kinds. The first has the sensor inside the wheel and only looks like a normal pressure cap. The other uses a new cap which fits in place of the original tyre cap. I went for the second as. Battery can he change without taking off the wheel.
I bought two to try.
The ebat et-900ae was more expensive but the monitor has to be hard wired to the bike. It's also impossible to turn off whilst riding.





It also flashes between front and rear pressures which can be distracting.

The second one (which is now installed) is a Chinese make. I think it's caretud. Anyway. I prefer this as the monitor uses a rechargeable battery. It's been on for three weeks now and is still on full charge. The batteries for the sensors cost 50p. The pressures stay on and temp is shown alongside. I much prefer that as it's less distracting. The monitor can also be turned off. Once bike stops it goes into sleep mode and starts again once the bike is moved.





The sensors can be sprayed black it needed and add no weight to the wheels, so no rebalancing needed.


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Re: Tyre pressure monitoring systems.
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 01:54:20 PM »
Sounds god let us know how you get on  :thumbup2

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 04:09:08 PM »
You could have just had the Triumph ones fitted (I don't know what they cost though).
You've already got the software built into your clocks.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 05:03:31 PM »
You could have just had the Triumph ones fitted (I don't know what they cost though).
You've already got the software built into your clocks.

Looked into that as well. They are the ones that sit INSIDE the wheel hub. This one can be transferred to any bike in about a minute.

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 05:33:24 PM »
Just checked triumphs website for their tpms. £205 :skint

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Re: Tyre pressure monitoring systems.
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 08:05:47 PM »
I might try this, I assume you ran the live inside the fairing to the battery ?

PS: You run on 32/36 pressures ???   :eek
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 09:18:54 PM »
Just checked out the link and it says it has a USB connection. Does that mean you don't need to hard wire it then, you just recharge it when needed ? If that's the case I could recharge it off my USB charger point on the bars while on the move.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 09:30:39 PM »
32 front and 36 rear. Normally 34 and 38. Lost some air in the changing of caps. The one Iíve fitted is battery operated. Recharged via micro usb. No need for cables at all like I said. Been nearly a month now and still showing full charge on the monitor. The caps battery should last 2 years. At 50p each I ainít complaining.

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 09:49:01 PM »
Cheers Andy, I think I might order one. Ideal when not hard wired.

I run my tyres on 36/42 by the way. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 12:14:48 AM »
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