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    Re: Tiger 800

    BMW has a TPMS that compensates for temperature. Whether it is 58 or 78, it'll tell you what your tire pressure is adjusted for a temperature of 68F. I think it is a little more technically advanced that I care about. I still sit down on the garage floor with the tires "cold" and check my tire pressure with a tire gauge.

    I figure if my bike starts feeling all squirmy, the TPMS will confirm that either it is road grooves the tires are following (no warning), or that I have a puncture and flat tire (warning).

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    Re: Tiger 800

    Make darn sure you use metal valve stems if you use the screw on style. The weight of the sensor being spun around can destroy a rubber valve stem...
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    Re: Tiger 800

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    The only TPMS sensors I've had experience with require that you remove the tire to replace the battery/sensor.
    Are there some that can be replaced from the outside?
    Hawskhead is one that is getting some good feedback on STO.. you want a metal valve stem if you use any type of TPMS like this as the weight, however insignificant it seems, will cause a failure with a rubber valve stem.
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    Re: Tiger 800

    I can gua-ran-damn-tee that a rubber valve stem wouldn't work. Doran sends you two metal valve stems as part of the package.

    I had bought a very light-weight brass 90-degree adapter for my first Concours because the OEM stems mad it very difficult to fill the tires with any air chuck I could find in Ft Morgan. Nobody told me not to leave it on, and one day I had just pulled on to I-76 and engaged my throttle lock, when the rubber stem failed. I barely managed to keep from going down. and it took over three hours for the tow truck to get there, during which time probably 75-100 bikes went by and nobody stopped.
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