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TPMS is driving me mad
« on: April 08, 2016, 01:32:20 pm »
Hi,
I have only had my bike three weeks or so now. The TPMS system, which I turned down as an optional extra at the dealer was pre fitted by the manufacturer it seems, so I got it anyway. For nothing.
I do quite like being able to see my tyre pressures as it happens. Problem is, that I get about three punctures per journey. The red light comes on, and I get a warning message to tell me the rear tyre pressure is low. Nonsense. If it drops a couple of PSI through cooling, or me getting off to refill with fuel, the thing shouldn't have a panic reaction. There is nothing wrong with my tyres, and I certainly don't have a puncture.
Does anyone else have this issue?
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Re: TPMS is driving me mad
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 01:37:52 pm »
No.... the normal rise and fall of pressures as temperature changes should not set off the warning.... only a real and sudden change of pressure caused by a puncture should do that.... My warning has only gone off once and that was for a real puncture
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Re: TPMS is driving me mad
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 01:44:07 pm »
I see to pick up a lot of punctures and I have to say I'm not sure I could live without the TPMS.   I marshal cycle races in the UK and often find myself out in the middle of nowhere.  The TPMS gives me an early warning that there is a problem which usually allows me to get back to the race HQ before the tyre is completely flat.  I have not had a warning just because a change of temperature. 

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Re: TPMS is driving me mad
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 01:51:25 pm »
Thanks both.
I do appreciate the information it gives. It does however seem to be poorly calibrated in terms of warnings.
It quite literally goes off at least three times in every journey.
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Re: TPMS is driving me mad
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2016, 01:55:32 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
No.... the normal rise and fall of pressures as temperature changes should not set off the warning.... only a real and sudden change of pressure caused by a puncture should do that.... My warning has only gone off once and that was for a real puncture
I sure wish this were the case on my Trophy -- she gives me a warning all the time for being off just 2-3psi from optimal.

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Re: TPMS is driving me mad
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 02:02:00 pm »
*Originally Posted by Nick999 [+]
Thanks both.
I do appreciate the information it gives. It does however seem to be poorly calibrated in terms of warnings.
It quite literally goes off at least three times in every journey.
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Then there is something wrong either with the sensor or the configuration to the bike.... They do not repeatedly give false warnings.

Take it back to the dealer.
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Re: TPMS is driving me mad
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 02:28:03 pm »
I have my first run in service booked soon. I have flagged it for them to look at.
Just wanted to know if this was common in case they tried to argue.
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Re: TPMS is driving me mad
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 03:43:18 pm »
Mine has never given a warning, but I set the front at 37 psi cold and the rear at 43 psi cold.
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