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post #1 of 5 Old 02-06-2019, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

I am sharing a link to a post in my new Blog, KLXclamation!, about a Tire Pressure Monitoring System that I've had for quite some time, but just installed. A tire pressure monitoring system provides real time information to a motorcycle operator on tire pressures and, in the case of my system, both a visual and audible alert when pressures get low. However, are they really something that's useful in dual sport? Another interesting question from the peanut gallery. Comment here as I normally don't respond to blog comments. Enjoy.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-06-2019, 07:56 PM
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My education continues: KLX250s have TUBELESS tires!

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure has TPMS stock; but . . . a much more complex system . . . pressure sensor WITHIN the rim, if I'm not mistaken, in contrast to externally mounted via a valve stem cap as indicated above.

I THINK, while I was performing safety inspection for an ADVMoto rally, a KLR650 rider came through with TPMS monitored by his Garmin GPS receiver . . . not sure about that system, but . . . didn't have to measure manually his tire pressures!

My wife's car has TPMS, but . . . doesn't tell WHICH tire is low! An exercise for the service station attendant and me.
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My wife's car has TPMS, but . . . doesn't tell WHICH tire is low! An exercise for the service station attendant and me.
Apparently the same system as my CRV. It did save me some hassle one time when I got a screw in my left rear tire that was causing a slow leak. The warning prompted me to take a gauge to all 4 tires. Good thing was, the screw was up into the sidewall of the tire and I saw it before I even gauged the tire. Bad news is it was in a "marginal repair area" so, since all 4 tires were brand new, the only sensible thing to do was replace the tire.
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Not sure it's worth doing. When a tire gets low, you feel it right away.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-07-2019, 11:35 AM
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Not sure it's worth doing. When a tire gets low, you feel it right away.
I dis-agree with that last statement.

Most newer, less experienced riders will Not be attuned to their bikes handling characteristics enough to tell a difference in feel until the wounded tire is probably 50% or more deflated.

In an off-highway situation that probably changes to 70-80% or more deflated.

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