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I bought a generic system from Amazon, the type that have sensors screwed on to the valve and that have been mentioned on here already. It worked for about a month and then packed in, so I binned it and bought this for £30. It doesn’t give a continuous reading to a display in the cockpit but I figured with a tubed tyre any major loss is going to happen pretty quickly so I only really need to check pressures at intervals, merely a precautionary measure to make sure pressures are ok for the riding I am doing. Which I can do during times off the bike (breaks, fueling up etc).

You screw a sensor on the valve, then switch the ‘wand’ on and tap it on the sensor.
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Yep. More light, better contrast. It’s like an LCD with backlight.

There‘s a setting for low tire pressure as well. It then starts to blink and beep.
Units (pressure and temperatures) can be metric or imperial.
Yeah, my set upper limit starts to beep when the rear Dunlop Trailmax Mission starts to heat up. Good to know. At least I can see how quickly the tire pressure changes with riding (and built-up temperature) and how it levels off. Maybe I just need to tweak my upper limit on the TPMS to fit normal riding conditions.
 

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Well ended up trying a Bluetooth/phone one, and DISLIKE it!. One it goes to sleep the won’t awake till the bike is moving, so since my phone is in my pocket it’s a bit to late,Two had issues with it automatically connecting and updating the current air pressure & temp. Three, No way to know from the app if it is connected and working….

going to try a battery/solar one next and see how that works out…

it does have a pic of a motorcycle on the display so it HAS to be good..Plus a little sun visor…:cool:
 

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Recently installed this one. Functions rapidly and well but I find the display often too dim in the sunlight. I have to lean in to read it when in direct sunlight.
Pretty much anything is better then my current way.
So far it seems to be hit or miss on the battery operated ones. Either they last forever or 💩out in a few months.
 

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Recently installed this one. Functions rapidly and well but I find the display often too dim in the sunlight. I have to lean in to read it when in direct sunlight.
I also use one like this. A bit quirky on start-up (may be 5 mins of riding before pressure and temperatures change from previous outing) but has "saved my bacon" on a couple of occasions. In the standard puncture situation, the alarm goes off well before any riding characteristics have changed. If you can get to a servo before losing to much air, you can limp home, servo to servo if required.
Basically, the earlier recognition of pressure loss is your friend. By the time you feel the handling has changed, much more damage has occurred. TPMS can be a pain, but nothing compared to trailering motorcycles with flat tyres.
 

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I also use one like this. A bit quirky on start-up (may be 5 mins of riding before pressure and temperatures change from previous outing) but has "saved my bacon" on a couple of occasions. In the standard puncture situation, the alarm goes off well before any riding characteristics have changed. If you can get to a servo before losing to much air, you can limp home, servo to servo if required.
Basically, the earlier recognition of pressure loss is your friend. By the time you feel the handling has changed, much more damage has occurred. TPMS can be a pain, but nothing compared to trailering motorcycles with flat tyres.
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BTW no damage occurred to the rim or tire..
 

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After running a Doran TPMS system on my Wing for a number of years I was looking for something on the AT that fulfilled 2 criteria. First, and did not want to have an additional display of some type on my ATAS, and 2) I wanted to be able to change batteries without breaking down the tire (the Doran is an internal sensor that is north of $60 and while it lasts about 3 years it is a pain to replace). Given that I run a Garmin Zumo 595 and one of the standard apps is a TPMS readout I decided to give that a shot. I couldn't be happier. The readout is within 1 psi of the average of 4 different pressure testers, batteries (if you get the correct type, not just size) last about a year and are about a buck a piece or so, sensor is a fraction of an ounce, and the 595 will read 4 sensors, so I put one bike on front/back left and another on front/back right. Worth looking at if you are running a Garmin Zumo.
 
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Recently installed this one. Functions rapidly and well but I find the display often too dim in the sunlight. I have to lean in to read it when in direct sunlight.
I have the same experience with those same TPMS, the display is so dim as to be unreadable under daylight... useless. I returned them.
 

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I have the same experience with those same TPMS, the display is so dim as to be unreadable under daylight... useless. I returned them.
... even if you could read them like some of them you can in sunshine, another general problem is when an alert happens at freeway speeds, you can't hear it through the wind and helmet. Sure, the little display may be blinking frantically at you, but will you notice it in time? This is where a smartphone app may better cover this edge case - provided that the audio is reliably fed into the (I assume) the earphone Bluetooth system within your helmet.

Maybe ideally, a bright [red] LED beacon ought to be flashing on the TPMS module or similarly elsewhere.
 

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I ended up with this…

works really good in bright sunlight , Solar charger for the screen battery.All in all works pretty good.
 
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I ended up with this…

works really good in bright sunlight , Solar charger for the screen battery.All in all works pretty good.
Is the module "bulkier" in size with the solar cell taking some surface area?
 

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Is the module "bulkier" in size with the solar cell taking some surface area?
Yep, I’d say it is a little thicker then some of the others, then too, it also has that visor..
But no issues at all in the sunlight.
Usually my bike sits out all day at work so it gets plenty of sun to keep the battery in the display up and fully charged..
 

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I have the Steelmate TP90. I have it for some 7 yrs now (had it on my previous bike and now on the ATAS). Obviously very reliable. It is the type with sensors on the valve. I have changed sensor batteries just once in all those years. It requires a hardwire connection.

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I have the same Steelmate unit on my ATAS, just with the internal sensors in the rims. 2 years so far with no issues. Very accurate pressure reading. Can be a bit difficult in bright sun to read but you can hear the alarm anyway even at speed.
 

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I have the same Steelmate unit on my ATAS, just with the internal sensors in the rims. 2 years so far with no issues. Very accurate pressure reading. Can be a bit difficult in bright sun to read but you can hear the alarm anyway even at speed.
the readability is not a real issue, since the TP90 drops illumination level deliberately and will go to full illumination in case of air loss. So, in a sense, you can forget it. as long as it does not lit fully, you know your pressure is ok. BUT, I guess you are like me; I want to see the reading from now and then anyway ... :giggle: :giggle: . I would prefer to have the choice of full intensity at all times.
 

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Well it dose work.. Pulled into the work parking lot and the back tire was reading 00. Looked at the tire to find a nice roofing nail….
🤬 I’ve had more flats with this bike..
Well, at least I won’t drive around to long on it now that I know… ROFL I won’t take it up in the triple digits…
 

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Luckily I have a spare tube at home and I just ordered 3 more tubes for the back, I think I’ll Oder a couple for the front to have on hand…

:mad: At these prices o should just put a patch on them…
 
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