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The front tire pressure monitor shuts off after about 50 miles triggering the yellow caution light. Does anyone have any experience with this? BMW’s price for this part is an outrageous $240.00 !. I’ve seen this part for sale on EBay for about $30.00. I know it’s a Chinese knock off, but has anyone tried one of them?
 

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Had it since midsummer i think it was. Battery was dead but simple 10 minute job to replace, resealed with hotglue. There are several online guides and videos on the job, uses a cr 2052 battery.
 

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Well, I ordered the sensor and the tool you used to program it in. I guess it is now on the “Slow Boat From China”. :devil:
 

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Well, the tpm and tool arrived. So far, about $22.00. While examining the tpm, I noticed something very odd. The brand name “Schrader” was on it. Schrader is also the brand on the receiver on the bike. The TPM appears to be identical in every way to the $225.00 item in the parts fische. There were complaints from some members of the BMW MOA forum about buying high priced bearings from the dealer with BMW on the box and CHINA on the bearing. I can only assume that our over priced high quality, German made motorcycles are assembled with Chinese parts, as are some of the F series bikes. Rant over.
 

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No, to wake up a sleeping sensor you need to activate it, different manufacturers use different magnetic frequenzies.

If you have the sensor ID you only need gs911 or motoscan. If not you need the bike hooked up to gs911 or motoscan in learn-mode and then at the same time wake the sensor up, then the bike will read the ID. If you dont have a activationtool you can drive the bike at 35km/h and it will awaken it self, but having the bike hooked up to a computer in learn-mode and driving it while operating the computer seem's a bit dodgy regarding safety.
 

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No, to wake up a sleeping sensor you need to activate it, different manufacturers use different magnetic frequenzies.

If you have the sensor ID you only need gs911 or motoscan. If not you need the bike hooked up to gs911 or motoscan in learn-mode and then at the same time wake the sensor up, then the bike will read the ID. If you dont have a activationtool you can drive the bike at 35km/h and it will awaken it self, but having the bike hooked up to a computer in learn-mode and driving it while operating the computer seem's a bit dodgy regarding safety.
Although I have been on a first name basis with some of the finer emergency rooms, I feel I must agree that riding a bike hooked to a computer and operating both simultaneously is a challenge that I believe I should, reluctantly, pass up. Thanks for your help, though.
 

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Although I have been on a first name basis with some of the finer emergency rooms, I feel I must agree that riding a bike hooked to a computer and operating both simultaneously is a challenge that I believe I should, reluctantly, pass up. Thanks for your help, though.
Yeah, that activationtool for under $10 seem like a much better idea.
 
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