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Has anyone ever installed one of these systems? There are several types available on Amazon, ebay etc. Just wondering if this cheap investment of $100(US) is worth it.
 

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I have the Garmin tyre pressure monitors; work really well, especially when I had a slow puncture and would not have known about it so soon without being able to easily see the pressure changing, but obviously only work with a suitable Garmin GPS (I have a 390 and a 590).
 

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In light of the tubed tires' propensity for slowly leaking down, you might be just as well off investing the money in an electric air pump and gauge, and then routinely airing up the tires.
 

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Some validity of truth in what you sat, but TPMS will alert you to a slow puncture before things might get dangerous. I have a Garmin Zumo 590 with the optional tyre pressure sensors. Good kit, but I have to replace the small lithium batteries every 6 months or so, but they are cheap so no huge deal.
 

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In light of the tubed tires' propensity for slowly leaking down, you might be just as well off investing the money in an electric air pump and gauge, and then routinely airing up the tires.
Maybe true (but Scrambler has tubeless tyres :))

Dave - I haven't replaced the batteries on mine in 18 months and bike gets used most days.
 

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Maybe true (but Scrambler has tubeless tyres :))

Dave - I haven't replaced the batteries on mine in 18 months and bike gets used most days.
I'm probably being as mean Scot and buying the cheapo batteries! lol
 

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How are the systems when you try to add air to the tires?

I also was considering these systems but saw two potential issues with them:
(i) Though our president may not have this issue, I find that (with large hands/meaty fingers) I have a hard enough time just getting the air chuck past the brake disc and on to the valve stem without adding additional equipment on top; and
(ii) Since I top off the tires before every ride, is there an issue with taking the monitors off and of to do so?

Any thoughts?
 

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TPMS is great! Try get one that does temps as well.
 

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How are the systems when you try to add air to the tires?

I also was considering these systems but saw two potential issues with them:
(i) Though our president may not have this issue, I find that (with large hands/meaty fingers) I have a hard enough time just getting the air chuck past the brake disc and on to the valve stem without adding additional equipment on top; and
(ii) Since I top off the tires before every ride, is there an issue with taking the monitors off and of to do so?

Any thoughts?
(i) The TPMS is just a larger valve cover so you take it off before connecting an air line;
(ii) no idea what 'top off the tires' means?
 

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Do these TPMS systems require re-balancing the wheels? Just wondering if the weight of those sensors is enough to throw of the balancing.
 

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Not had to for my bike either.


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Do these TPMS systems require re-balancing the wheels? Just wondering if the weight of those sensors is enough to throw of the balancing.
Translated from the german manual:
"Although the sensor is only 6 grams heavy, in order to avoid any imbalance, the counterweight should be glued diagonally opposite the valve on the side of the rim, where the sensor is; In each case on the front and rear wheel."

The weights are included.
 

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Resurrecting this thread to ask if any of the members have fitted and used the FoBo tyre pressure monitors on their RnineT's?

What do you think of them and did you have to put a counterweight on the opposite side of the wheel to balance the FoBo out?

Lastly, do you think that they are a worthwhile addition?
 

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I bought the FoBo set about two years ago and used it for 6mths on the nineT.
As I ride the nineT every 2-3wks I found that the tubes would lose pressure in that time, so I would have to take the sensors off each time to pump up.
When the sensors are removed they need to be re-synced by holding the phone right on the mounted sensor.
(They won't pair/sync standing up next to the bike, which is strange as once paired they work anywhere within a few metres?)
The first few times was easy to do this, but then it became harder and harder to sync.
I'd have to try it 6+ times to get it to work, very frustrating. The last time I tried they wouldn't so in the end I just put them back in the box, I'll use them on my touring bike that has tubeless tyres!

I did find some twin inlet valve stems that would work so that the sensor remains in place, but they are for tubeless setups. Oh and their lightweight isn't enough for me to worry too much about balance, but check that yourself.
I think they are a great must-have addition, (just not so on tubeless tyres) but look for a more user friendly set (unless FoBo have improved their bluetooth?).
 

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Many thanks for your detailed information Captain, it is just what i was looking for.

I did try a set from Amazon, and just could not get either to sync up with my phone even with the phone touching each one in turn, and in the end sent them back for a refund.

What i did not appreciate until you mentioned it was the constant requirement every few weeks to add pressure and the need to re-sync them each time.
As you say i think that i will wait until i get tubeless wheels to try them again.
 
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