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Not much into extraneous gadgetry, but this affordable little addition seems to work well enough so far & takes the wonder element out of those critically inflated round rubber bits

  Simple valve cap sensors with coin batteries & a USB rechargeable monitor. Auto on off by the motion of the bike. 

 Sure nice to know at a glance how well my sacks are doing ! 

  Amazon find under 100 loonie$, recommend!

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Yep. Love em! Have them on all my bikes, especially on the tubeless ones, like my T7.

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I'm interested....link to product would be appreciated, thanks...:-)

PS: just found them!!

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2 hours ago, Canzvt said:

Yep. Love em! Have them on all my bikes, especially on the tubeless ones, like my T7.

Which tubeless system are you using?

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8 minutes ago, rattler said:

Which tubeless system are you using?

Outex. Had one rear spoke leak after a massive rocky/rutted/beat up the bike ride in the interior BC. Upon inspection, it was installation error on my part. Fixed that up, and it works just like tubeless rims.

 

Need to be careful if you are running low pressure though. The rear rim has a bead lip, but the front doesn't. Outex recommends a minimum of 20 psi in the tires at all times. Prior to me figuring out my rear was flat (TPMS head unit battery was dead...I know, stupid me), I ran the rear (E07) for about 40kms on the highway twisties flat with no trouble. Repaired the flat by popping out the air nipple, and running a tube to get home.

 

Back to full tubeless, and not looking back.

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On 8/2/2020 at 11:21 PM, Hammerhead said:

Not much into extraneous gadgetry, but this affordable little addition seems to work well enough so far & takes the wonder element out of those critically inflated round rubber bits

  Simple valve cap sensors with coin batteries & a USB rechargeable monitor. Auto on off by the motion of the bike. 

 Sure nice to know at a glance how well my sacks are doing ! 

  Amazon find under 100 loonie$, recommend!

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Looks decent and not very bulky... Could you share a link please 👍

Aleks 

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Just doing the tubeless conversion on mine and am using the in tyre version, so the TPMS is inside the rim and normal alloy valve caps (apparently this is more accurate). 

 

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2 hours ago, Alf Meister said:

Just doing the tubeless conversion on mine and am using the in tyre version, so the TPMS is inside the rim and normal alloy valve caps (apparently this is more accurate). 

Are the sensors self energizing (power harvesting), or battery powered? The external ones have small batteries in them that last about 12-14 months, and are easy to change. If the internal sensors are power harvesting, that might be an advantage. 

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16 minutes ago, Alf Meister said:

The manual say the sensor will last 3-5 years, then chuck and fit new ones. 

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Thanks. Makes sense.

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Pardon my lack of links , gents. Glad you keeners managed to find them anyway. Tidy little gadgets & well worth the loonie$. 

   Going outex tubless with the new tyres this fall & this unit will be key to peace of mind with the non-tubless rim up front. 

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Excellent choice! When you fit your outex, take your time and use a hair dryer, or a heat gun on low to heat up the tape and the topping plastic wrap. Then you won't have the bubble problem I had that caused a leak and ended with me tearing the tire off, and repairing the outex wrap.

 

Here's a link for my TPMS from Amazon.ca - https://www.amazon.ca/Pressure-Monitor-Motorcycle-Wireless-External/dp/B07NWQ885Q/ref=sr_1_147?crid=8OBPYQGPEO3U&dchild=1&keywords=tire+pressure+monitor&qid=1598064354&sprefix=tire+press%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-147

 

Here's the link for the Outex System for the T7, again on Amazon.ca - https://www.amazon.ca/Tubeless-21×1-85-18×4-00MT-FR21184-OUTEX/dp/B088NKNSBL/ref=sr_1_2?crid=IM4SDTDZR1OO&dchild=1&keywords=outex+tubeless+kit&qid=1598064631&sprefix=outex%2Caps%2C207&sr=8-2

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Received my TPMS today, quicker than I expected considering I ordered them on the 21st August.

 

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I mounted mine on the spare auxiliary socket, I just melted a hole through the cap and stuck a bolt up from the bottom to screw the monitor onto.  Seems pretty secure, took it for a bumpy ride and no sign of it shifting....

 

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Thanks @Hammerhead for the idea!  Not bad for £36 delivered!

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Cheers, they're fair little units for the price. Cool mounting idea! Nice & out of the way, & still plenty visible. 

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Followed your lead @jeeves1275Perfect location for the wee bugger! Far more stealthy than the stock handlebar widget.  Don't suspect it's going anywhere from here either.

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I am using the Cyclops hard wired TPMS mounted up high via a rubber electrical hose clamp to the Camel ABH support.  Ran the same unit on my S10 for 4 years with zero issues & sensor batteries that lasted 3 yrs.

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13 minutes ago, prowlnS10 said:

I am using the Cyclops hard wired TPMS mounted up high via a rubber electrical hose clamp to the Camel ABH support.  Ran the same unit on my S10 for 4 years with zero issues & sensor batteries that lasted 3 yrs.

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Over priced .

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On 9/11/2020 at 2:55 AM, bru00z said:

Handy little devices that's for sure

 

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Old thread, but I was wondering how you mounted your tire pressure monitor to the side of the LED display?

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On 4/4/2021 at 9:20 AM, Seventh Son said:

Old thread, but I was wondering how you mounted your tire pressure monitor to the side of the LED display?

I cut down the open ended spanner that it came with and drilled holes at each end. Used an existing screw for the dash for one end and the mount for the display on the other and has held up really well. You can see the TPMS stamped on it too for a nice touch except mine is upside down 😉

 

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1 hour ago, bru00z said:

I cut down the open ended spanner that it came with and drilled holes at each end. Used an existing screw for the dash for one end and the mount for the display on the other and has held up really well. You can see the TPMS stamped on it too for a nice touch except mine is upside down 😉

 

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Excellent, thank you!  I know what I'm doing this week.

 

Virtual beer coming your way.  🍺

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Anyone having a problem with display activation?  My Careud display and sensors paired immediately and have worked flawlessly for weeks. The display battery went flat during a move so I fully recharged the display, but it won't activate, regardless of motion or coaxing with the function buttons. It now only shows the battery strength and very faintly, the PSI icon, but without a value.  It retained all my previous settings, but still won't display pressures or temps. I say it's a Careud unit as that's what was shown on the ebay page, but as one can see, the box cover doesn't have a brand name. I have messaged the seller, but in the interim,  any ideas gents?

 

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Problem solved! Unlike all previous uses with this TPMS, moving the bike slightly did not display tire pressures/ temps. I had rolled the bike 5' forward and backward, but still no display. Today I rolled the bike 10' and viola`, I had pressures & temps. Guess the moral to the story is, just because something works the same way 99 times in a row, don't expect it to work the same the next time
 

 

 

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