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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 7:50 pm Thread Starter
 
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TPM (tire pressure monitor) retrofit to '06 GTs?

New for 2007 is the option # 530, TPM (Tire Pressure Monitoring) package. It lists for $260, but is not part of either of the Equipment Packages (Itís a stand-alone option).

In an earlier thread on the new ABS II (that is also coming out for í07), the discussion turned to the TPM and the possibility of retrofitting 2006 GTs, or even '07 bikes without the option, to include the system. I would like to start this new thread to continue that discussion, along with other thoughts on the TPM system.

I thought this might of interest to some of the í06 owners, and I hate to lose the exposure because it was buried in a thread of a different subject.

So Joe, you said something about pictures of the TPM display?...
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 8:25 pm
 
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I think it is cool technology I guess.. but I would think a retrofit might require different wheels. How do they measure the tire pressure and transmit that data to the computer?
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has nothing to do with the wheels
it's all in the valve stem covers... like most aftermarket systems

the computer (and..... you MUST have already bought it, or it won't work) will "see" the data from those valve stem covers
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has nothing to do with the wheels
it's all in the valve stem covers... like most aftermarket systems

the computer (and..... you MUST have already bought it, or it won't work) will "see" the data from those valve stem covers

Greg,

My understanding in this case is that the sensors/transmitters mount to the inside of the rim where the valve stem is located. Not like most aftermarket systems.

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so, to retro fit this system....
they need to REMOVE THE TIRES and mount the system inside the rims?
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so, to retro fit this system....
they need to REMOVE THE TIRES and mount the system inside the rims?
That is my understanding.

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so, to retro fit this system....
they need to REMOVE THE TIRES and mount the system inside the rims?
And that's my understanding as well...
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thanks
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has nothing to do with the wheels
it's all in the valve stem covers... like most aftermarket systems

the computer (and..... you MUST have already bought it, or it won't work) will "see" the data from those valve stem covers
This reminds me of a South Park episode where the underpants gnomes go forth and collect underpants as part of a 3 step plan.

Step 1.. Collect Underpants
Step 2 ????
Step 3 Profit!

So with the TPM system:

Step 1: TPM sensors added to tires/wheels
Step 2: ????
Step 3: The Computer knows about it.

As far as I know the built in computer on the bike does not have BlueTooth functionality--so how do you get the data from the wheels to the computer?

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This reminds me of a South Park episode where the underpants gnomes go forth and collect underpants as part of a 3 step plan.

Step 1.. Collect Underpants
Step 2 ????
Step 3 Profit!

So with the TPM system:

Step 1: TPM sensors added to tires/wheels
Step 2: ????
Step 3: The Computer knows about it.

As far as I know the built in computer on the bike does not have BlueTooth functionality--so how do you get the data from the wheels to the computer?

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Only guessing, but there are a bunch of connectors under the seat and left fairing that aren't used that I can only assume are for the extra farkle, such as TPM, the anti theft system etc. There is probably a second side of it that has to be mounted to the bike and connect into the ZFE.

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