I know they won't tell me anything on the fly but these simple mechanical tyre pressure indicators are great for £3.35 each. (mail order from UK) They allow a quick visual check before going out and again on stops along the way. Simplest ideas are the best. Picture shows my tyre up to correct pressure, all green and when below the pressure.
Just ordered a set of 4 from our Chinese friends for €1.25 delivered.I agree, I went out to double check the pressure setting on my tires and found the front down to 20 PSI. Your post saved me a headache somewhere down the road.
Sometime the simple fix may be the best.
Very cool. I have had aftermarket tpms on my 2004 Ford Ranger and was thinking about getting something similar for my Africa for quite a long time. On my truck they work for almost 2 and half years(perhaps better batteries). So I guess it's required to ballance the wheels after I install tpms on my bike, right?
I do not know if 10gr will cause any issues. Like I said, on two tyre shops (plus my mechanic) says that up to 10 gramms they do not even bother to ballance. Myself, yes I would go for ballance anyway just to be 1000% sure.Yes I would balance them first without the sensor with static balancing method.
With that same method I would then add the sensor & re balance them again this time with a separate stick on. This is so that if you loose the sensor you can remove the added weight block off & ride without wearing your shocks & tyres & high speed. 10g is a lot out at high speed & would definitely have some effect..
I guess you could put the exact counterweight exactly opposite the sensor, probable be round 99% ok if the rim is true .. no problem..I do not know if 10gr will cause any issues. Like I said, on two tyre shops (plus my mechanic) says that up to 10 gramms they do not even bother to ballance. Myself, yes I would go for ballance anyway just to be 1000% sure.
A friend of mine with a KTM900 has installed the Steelmate I posted; he did not do any ballancing and says he had seen no issue whatsoever.
By the way, since one knows exactly the weight they add with those sensor and the exact possition, shouldn't be sufficient to add an equal weighted counterweight directly opposite and be ok without balancing which requires the wheel to come of the bike?