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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2014, 04:54:41 pm »
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2014, 06:02:40 pm »
Ffs! Broke my rear clean off today also. Is there anyway of replacing the unit with a standard type valve or even a Wunderlich 90 deg unit?
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2014, 09:42:19 pm »
Fit these Available from some m/bike shops Works better than the standard air valve
 

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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2014, 07:13:11 pm »
THANKS Guys  :thumleft:
SchalkL, we stock/sell all 3; the 90 Degree elbow, the 90 Degree long extension (local), as well as 90Degree VALVES. However 90 degree VALVES do not work with TPM...

We also sell an imported90 Degree long extension, which allows inflation AND deflation.
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2014, 07:58:34 pm »
All sorted. Removed TPM and replaced with 90 deg Ali valves. No warning lights on dash after fitment.  In the TPM screen only the lines------  ----- are displayed. Am I correct in saying that when the batteries are flat in the sensors it's not just a simple case of replacing them?
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2014, 09:22:27 pm »
All sorted. Removed TPM and replaced with 90 deg Ali valves. No warning lights on dash after fitment.  In the TPM screen only the lines------  ----- are displayed. Am I correct in saying that when the batteries are flat in the sensors it's not just a simple case of replacing them?

They come as sealed units, but battery replacement is not difficult if you wish to try.  Standard R8 battery from any pharmacy, a bit of glue and voila.  Search the forum, there is a thread on how to.
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2014, 10:23:37 pm »
All sorted. Removed TPM and replaced with 90 deg Ali valves. No warning lights on dash after fitment.  In the TPM screen only the lines------  ----- are displayed. Am I correct in saying that when the batteries are flat in the sensors it's not just a simple case of replacing them?

I wouldn't have sacrificed my TPM. They mean too much to me.

Kwassi here on the forum also sells a valve extension that I use and that works 100%. Maybe Zebra also sells them?

That is the best solution in my opinion
 

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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2014, 06:35:21 am »
Must be honest that if there was one function  I have rarely ever used it is the TPM monitoring.  Definately a nice to have but not a show stopper for me without them
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2014, 09:47:18 am »
Before relying on a 90degree elbow, try it first to see if it will allow you to inflate the TPM valve.
My 2008 1200GS TPM valve does NOT let the elbow press the valve needle in.
I is just slightly too wide and you can't trim it inside the elbow tube.
I have a flexible tube clip-on device bought from GPS4Africa  :thumleft:

What I love about the TPM is that is warns when your tyres START losing air from a puncture. 
That means you can plan where to stop to repair it.
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Re: Tyre sensor valve EXPENSIVE!!
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2014, 08:20:51 pm »
It is a handy gadget, but considering all the good off road pressures make it flash anyway, it is a bit of a waste.  I wouldn't mind fitting some rubber valves as well as the TPM's.
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