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Post by FrancoisJ on 29th March 2010, 09:32

I want to install a tyre pressure monitor on my RT, but have no knowledge about the item. Is the anyone that can advise me on which type, where to obtain from, best place to install the monitor, etc?
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Post by Marnus on 29th March 2010, 13:27

Hi FrancoisJ - welcome to the forum! (PS - feel free to tell us more about yourself in the Who's Who thread under Member Matters on the home page).

I only know about the TPM's that ship as an option with a new bike and that gets fitted in the factory. Not sure if this is an after-market (non-bmw) option you are referring to?

I had them on my previous GS and realized 2 things:
1) They are out by about 0.3 bar (they would read 2.3 when your wheel is actually 2.6 bar)
2) When going offroad and deflating the wheels to around 1.4 - 1.6 bar, it would flash a red warning sign on the console. Obviously a bit irritating, but you wouln't necessarily have this problem on an RT.
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Post by DeonP on 29th March 2010, 20:44

There is a system called TYRE DOG
Just google it ( or TYRE DOG )
They do a system especially for bikes
The tyre pressure sensors are just fitted to the valves of the tyres.
There is a wireless display which you can fit anywhere on the bike.
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 29th March 2010, 21:18

This seems like an excellent gadget to add to any vehicle/bike. I normally checkt the LT's tyre pressure when embarking on a trip - but obviously the areas into which on travel or stay at differs in height above sea level - which in turn changes the tyre pressure - resulting therein that one could ride with under inflated tyres.
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Post by DaveS on 29th March 2010, 21:24

LeRoy Olivier wrote:This seems like an excellent gadget to add to any vehicle/bike. I normally checkt the LT's tyre pressure when embarking on a trip - but obviously the areas into which on travel or stay at differs in height above sea level - which in turn changes the tyre pressure - resulting therein that one could ride with under inflated tyres.

A report in the last edition of TWO WHEELS shows that most garages tyre pressure guage readings are not accurate.

Best to check with your own tyre guage.

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 30th March 2010, 10:02

Quite true - i normally pump the tyres at home and check the presure with a digital tyre presure meter bought from bavaria. This will make life easier.
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Post by FrancoisJ on 31st March 2010, 16:50

Thank you for the responses. The TPMS I am contemplating is the Benton (R999). (http://www.bike2bike.co.za/tpmonitor.asp?gclid=CIWXiuft26ACFR-Z2AodY3Fsqw) According to BMW, the OEM part will cost about R6000 + installation.
I recently had 2 accidents within 2 weeks of each other. A person did not see me on an LT (!!!???) and suddenly turned left without signalling - R44 000 damage to the LT. No immedeately serious injuries to me, but 2 weeks later vertigo (caused by the first fall) formed part of the reason for the second fall (RT). The RT was a write-off.
I'm as eager to ride as ever, but want to eliminate some of the obvious causes of accidents. I'm ordering both the breaklight as well as the headlight modulator - hoping to open the eyes of some of those that claim they find it difficult to see a bike riding behind it for some time!

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Post by DaveS on 31st March 2010, 17:04

Eish Francois - glad to hear your injuries are not as serious as the bikes! Wink Cool

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Post by Richard H on 31st March 2010, 18:22

DaveS wrote:
A report in the last edition of TWO WHEELS shows that most garages tyre pressure gauge readings are not accurate.
Best to check with your own tyre gauge.
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I have often wondered how accurate my own tyre gauge is...!

So how does one check the accuracy... accurately? scratch
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Post by KnopKop on 31st March 2010, 21:18

Eish R6000 ???

Nee wat, maybe I must ride a KLR.

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or if you are a real big spender:
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Post by Marnus on 31st March 2010, 21:22

HAHAHA Knopkop... we all have a bit of KLR inside What a Face
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