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Offline SchalkL

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Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:51:02 pm »
My front tyre valve broke clean off. Aparently it happens from bending it while pumping the tyre - Can't remember doing that  :patch:
As the tyre sensor is part of the valve I took it to BMW. R1770 Wow, I love my BM but sometimes I want to go back to simple....
« Last Edit: November 21, 2014, 06:03:44 pm by SchalkL »
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 05:12:06 am »
Ask them to install a second "normal" valve to be used for inflating/deflating your tires.  Not sure these days, but they did mine for free, on both the front and rear wheels.
 

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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 06:07:02 am »
Excellent idea, will enquire, tx.  :thumleft:
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 09:06:13 am »
I wish garages would install flexible nozzles for the inflators
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 09:11:54 am »
I wish garages would install flexible nozzles for the inflators

or atleast 90degree bends
 

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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 09:14:56 am »
I wish garages would install flexible nozzles for the inflators
You gave me an idea (dangerous I know  ;D ). Going to buy or get one made up. A flexable nozzle will take very little space on a bike.  :thumleft:
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2014, 10:21:07 am »
Fit a Triumph TPMS...
The three things you need to fix anything in the universe: duct tape, WD-40 and a hammer.  If it moves and it shouldn't, use the duct tape.  If it doesn't move and it should, use the WD-40.  Otherwise use the hammer.
 

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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2014, 02:34:08 pm »
Just buy an elbow joint and carry it in your pocket. Most tyre or bike shops will have them. Cost about 40 bucks and is really small.
 

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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2014, 02:40:40 pm »
Fit a Triumph TPMS...

Will it communicate correctly with the BMW electronics?
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2014, 04:16:25 pm »
Fit a Triumph TPMS...

Will it communicate correctly with the BMW electronics?

No, it won't... But I don't know why ALL bikes don't have valves like these.
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2014, 09:05:23 pm »
I wish garages would install flexible nozzles for the inflators
You gave me an idea (dangerous I know  ;D ). Going to buy or get one made up. A flexable nozzle will take very little space on a bike.  :thumleft:

one of he okes from the forum here sells them 
i got one from him

they work well
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2014, 09:09:29 pm »
I wish garages would install flexible nozzles for the inflators
You gave me an idea (dangerous I know  ;D ). Going to buy or get one made up. A flexable nozzle will take very little space on a bike.  :thumleft:

one of he okes from the forum here sells them 
i got one from him

they work well

Name please  :'(
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2014, 08:44:49 am »
KWASSI  IS THE OKE I GOT MINE FROM 
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2014, 11:34:32 am »
Jip, Kwassi is the man. That is the best solution. Those 90 degree bends that you screw on do not work very well.
 

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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2014, 12:05:56 pm »
These are three types that I use. I take all three with when I travel. You often get funny nozzles at pumps in Africa and if one does not work, another one will.
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2014, 04:54:16 pm »
THANKS Guys  :thumleft:
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2014, 09:49:38 pm »
My front tyre valve broke clean off. Aparently it happens from bending it while pumping the tyre - Can't remember doing that  :patch:
As the tyre sensor is part of the valve I took it to BMW. R1770 Wow, I love my BM but sometimes I want to go back to simple....

Just on a year ago,  I imported 2 from Canada, via E-Bay.  R1400 for both,  postage included.  BMW OEM as well.
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2014, 07:03:16 pm »
Fit an on board compressor. Used one on my Vstorm and never used a garage pump.
Busy looking for a spot for the compressor on the GS.
 

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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2014, 07:27:24 pm »
Fit an on board compressor. Used one on my Vstorm and never used a garage pump.
Busy looking for a spot for the compressor on the GS.
Pics when you  find that spot PLEASE  ;)
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2014, 04:13:29 pm »
Fit an on board compressor. Used one on my Vstorm and never used a garage pump.
Busy looking for a spot for the compressor on the GS.
Pics when you  find that spot PLEASE  ;)

I have seen guys putting the topbox on a bracket that looks like stilts and then they mount the compressor underneath the topbox.

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