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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 2008, 2:04 am Thread Starter
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High Mileage and TPS

Does anyone have high mileage (say 40-50K) on a bike with the TPS? I'm just about to turn over 50K and my tire sensor readings have been getting flaky. Mostly the rear but sometimes both.

I'm thinking it's maybe the wheel sender batteries. SmarTire claimed a 5-year battery life, but I have to wonder if they assumed 10K miles per year which means I'm due soon.

Oh well, at least I'm going through tires fast enough that I won't have to wait too long to change the wheel sender batteries.

Ken
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'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 2008, 9:01 pm
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50k...You are in a class by yourself. Have you adjusted the valves yet? I have the TPS but only have 31k on the bike.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 2008, 9:44 pm Thread Starter
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Valves were dealer checked at 24K - all in spec. They need to be checked again but I'm too busy riding.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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