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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-24-2015, 12:23 PM
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Do you have to have metal valve stems to use these?

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If you pick up a nail on the highway (or any other air leak happens), a TPMS will give you a low pressure warning, before the tire goes flat. One rider reported getting warned just before the traffic light changed to green, possibly saving him from a dump in a busy intersection. Not much help on a major blowout, true, but for anything less, I think I would want a TPMS. Now that prices are getting lower, it seems like a good bet. Running on low tire pressures can cause a good tire to fail suddenly, or make an ordinary turn into a wild little adventure.

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My BMW F800GT has TPM built in, and having ridden w/ it now for 20K miles I'd have a hard time being satisfied w/ a bike w/o TPM. My first flat after picking up GT was after leaving a restaurant and I was just getting onto a freeway onramp when TPM began flashing at me w/ the pressure on the rear dropping quickly to 21 psi or so. I did a roadside repair, and what I really began to appreciate was being able to monitor tire pressure after that repair was made for the 200+mile ride home.

I'm hoping Yam puts TPM on the '16 FJR. If they do, that may tip the scales towards FJR for me as I'm still undecided between FJR and '16 R1200RT which has a few very desired features like TPM and metal 90 degree valve stems. Besides these two very practical features added to the R1200RT BMW puts way too much unnecessary tech on their flagship machines for my tastes: keyless ignition, clutch-less shift assist, Hill Start Control--fortunately the bike can be ordered w/o those to usually save a few $$.
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I fully agree with having a TPMS system of some sort. Mine was included with a Garmin 390LM.


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From the FOBO website.
RUBBER VALVE: If you use a rubber valve, do ensure that the rubber valve has not degraded; there is a risk of failure if the sensor is installed on a degraded valve due to deflection under strenuous vibration. We strongly recommend the replacement of the rubber valve at regular intervals or with tire replacement to reduce the chance of failure.

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I bought a set with "T" valve. $123 shipped from FOBO direct. Very pleased with purchase and performance.

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I have purchased these as well. Took a 500 mile trip without any problems.
I wish they would have incorporated TPMS into the display on the 2016.
New tires to be installed next spring, so I will add the T valves then.

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I have purchased these as well. Took a 500 mile trip without any problems.
I wish they would have incorporated TPMS into the display on the 2016.
New tires to be installed next spring, so I will add the T valves then.
I would have preferred TPMS way over LED lights that illuminate the inside of the turn at night, but then again I don't have to ride at all at night. At least you can address the issue though in a somewhat clunky way, but doable for not too much money.
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An OEM system is likely to be automotive-like, having sensors without user replaceable batteries... If you look at the Connie14 system, two new sensors every 5 years at $180+ each plus labour at the dealer to program them to your bike. Aftermarket systems much cheaper, some with user-replaceable batteries, and in Garmin's case, integrated with your newer motorcycle GPS.
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From the FOBO website.
RUBBER VALVE: If you use a rubber valve, do ensure that the rubber valve has not degraded; there is a risk of failure if the sensor is installed on a degraded valve due to deflection under strenuous vibration. We strongly recommend the replacement of the rubber valve at regular intervals or with tire replacement to reduce the chance of failure.
I did this to myself. The rubber stems were old and I ended up bending the front a bit. It straightened out and started quietly leaking. The leak accelerated over time.

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