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Richard230

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Low tire pressure troubles
« on: October 14, 2016, 09:10:23 PM »

Keep an eye on your tire pressures and don't let them get too low.  My son-in-law did and the attached photo shows the result when he ran over a pothole.   :o
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Re: Low tire pressure troubles
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 09:17:25 PM »

I bought fobo tire pressure monitoring system for motorcycle and it is working very well... no more low tire pressure...

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Re: Low tire pressure troubles
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2016, 12:20:55 AM »

Tire pressure is one of my pre-ride checks.  While a bit tedious, it has helped me identify a couple problems with the tire much quicker than I would have otherwise.  TPM systems are nice, I will probably get one at some point.
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Doug S

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Re: Low tire pressure troubles
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 09:21:46 PM »

I bought fobo tire pressure monitoring system for motorcycle and it is working very well... no more low tire pressure...

I just got a pair of the FOBOs, too, and I love them! I can tell you with confidence at this moment that both of my tires are properly inflated. I'm way, WAY too lazy to check my tire pressure before every ride, but now I do it! It's too easy not to. They use plain old bluetooth, so you don't have to worry about whether your phone has an ANT radio in it or anything, almost any modern phone will work fine. It's a bit over-designed if you ask me, you have to practically torch the packaging to get the product bits out, but they have to satisfy the iOS crowd as well as the Android folks, so I suppose it's to be expected. The app is also very much "let us handle that for you", but again, the iPhone people probably expect and appreciate that. It's not that hard to turn off notifications if you don't want them...or leave them on if you want it to natter at you until you get some air in your tires. They also didn't cause any vibration when I installed them without checking the tire balance, which I was a bit concerned about. No vibe problems at all, though.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with them. They're a bit pricey but worth every penny for the (at least for me) vast increase in frequency of checking my tire pressure. When my shopping budget replenishes next paycheck I'm going to buy a set for my car as well.

Now if somebody could make a passive, real-time belt tension checker, I'd REALLY be a happy camper.
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Re: Low tire pressure troubles
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 11:35:56 AM »

I bought fobo tire pressure monitoring system for motorcycle and it is working very well... no more low tire pressure...

Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk

I picked up a set of Fobo transducer/transmitter (s) a few weeks ago & so far I'm very happy with them.

I have an older stand alone system on my BMW RT that was about $150 & several hours to install (custom handle bare base mounted bracket) but the battery's are not replaceable (unless hacked).

The Fobo cost $100 and the battery's are replaceable by design.
You do need a smart phone (front & center) with this system however.   
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