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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2012, 7:18 pm Thread Starter
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Tire Change and the TPM

I am pretty sure I have read about this somewhere before but I cannot find it. What is the proper procedure regarding the TPM and in-rim valve stem when changing your tires?

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1) Tell the guy who's changing the tires that there is a pressure sensor located at the valve stem.

2) Hope that he pays attention and doesn't jam the tire bead or tools up against the sensor.

Usually that works just fine, occasionally it doesn't. Most tire changers are used to these things now, more so on car wheels, less so on bikes, but they are becoming more common.

If you're changing the tire yourself, just follow Step 2.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2012, 7:41 pm Thread Starter
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Doing it myself. I am using a 14" car rim as a stand for the change. Can I remove the valve from the MC rim without any issues? It is in the way when I put it on the stand.

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1) Tell the guy who's changing the tires that there is a pressure sensor located at the valve stem.

2) Hope that he pays attention and doesn't jam the tire bead or tools up against the sensor.

Usually that works just fine, occasionally it doesn't. Most tire changers are used to these things now, more so on car wheels, less so on bikes, but they are becoming more common.

If you're changing the tire yourself, just follow Step 2.

Ken
Elgin, IL

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2006 Harley Davidson VRSCSE2 (totaled)
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2001 Honda Valkyrie Interstate (sold)
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2012, 10:53 pm
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The Rear Rim has the TPM Sensor and Valve Stem as one unit, so the Valve can't be removed from the outside.

The Front Rim has the TPM Sensor separate from the Valve Stem, so the Valve can be removed from the outside. The Front TPM Sensor mounts to the center of the wheel rim using its own bolt.

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Perfect, thanks

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