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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 2007, 2:47 pm Thread Starter
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TPM sensor orientation?

I'm building up a spare set of wheels. I've got a spare rear rim and a TPM sensor to attach to it.

I know where the sticker is located on the wheel that came with the bike.

Can anyone who has had tires replaced on their TPM-equipped bike validate the orientation of the sensor with respect to the valve stem?

I believe that the body of the sensor rotationally lags the valve stem. :think:

Is this correct?

If I get it wrong I'll have the opportunity to make you all laugh as I try to push the bike backwards at 20 mph to turn on the sensors.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 2007, 7:25 pm
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Hey Jeff, check this thread from Randy on the TPM. It has some pics that may answer your questions.

I've barely had my GT a month, but am already ordering tires. I think I'll try the Avon Storms. A friend has a tire changing setup, so I'll do the labor myself.

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Hey Jeff, check this thread from Randy on the TPM. It has some pics that may answer your questions.

I've barely had my GT a month, but am already ordering tires. I think I'll try the Avon Storms. A friend has a tire changing setup, so I'll do the labor myself.
Thanks for the tip, Ken. That's the information I needed.

I find it interesting that the diagrams show the labels not aligned with the sensor bodies.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 2007, 11:25 am
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Glad I could help. FWIW, I don't think orientation is all that critical. The SmarTire system on my LT didn't specify orientation, and it worked just fine. But I'd rather have them mounted the same as the factory, just to be sure.

And it looks like the stickers are centered under the valve stems in the drawings, and just placed nearby in the actual picture. No problem for me, as I'll be changing my own tires.

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