Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ottawa, , Canada
Tire Pressure Monitoring failure
I've searched the various threads having to do with TPMs but could not find anyone who's had the problem I have begun to experience.
Yesterday, about half way through a 300-mile ride, the yellow triangle warning light came on, together with the tire pressure warning symbol, and the TPM readout went to no reading for both the front and rear tires (just the "----- / -----" instead of any numbers). I pulled over and checked the pressure with my guage and found the pressure in both tires to be fine. When I started up again, the warning light was gone and the readings were back, showing pressure in the recommended range.
About 100 miles later the same thing happened again. This time I did not bother to check the readings with my guage but just stopped to gas up the bike and hope that once I started up again things would revert to normal. No such luck. The warning stayed illuminated all the way home, another 40 miles or so.
The bike, an '08 K1200GT, has 11,500 miles on it and it has never displayed this problem before.
I can't help but wonder whether an event that occurred two days earlier may be a factor somehow. I had the worn rear tire replaced but had to return to the dealer after riding the bike a few blocks because the red triangle warning light came on as I rode away from the dealer. It soon changed to the more usual yellow warning triangle and the readout showed blank for the pressure in both tires. It turned out the mechanic had used the wrong setting on his air pump and inflated the rear tire way beyond the recommended pressure. Once the pressure was corrected, the warning disappeard and I had no problem for the next several hundred miles -- until yesterday.
Does anyone have any insight as to what is going on here and/or what can be done to rectify this glitch?