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Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« on: April 23, 2013, 12:23:56 am »
Thought I would share my Sensor installation.
May take More than one post sorry. :)

First the tool.

Here is the tool I was thinking of using costs about $45.



I also thought about this tool costs about $60.



In the end I was looking at the last tool and thought hey I can make that.
So I made something close,



But I just used ACME all thread as it is a little courser than standard all thread and makes for good clamping.

See Next Post.
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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Intall
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 12:37:40 am »
Next I just put the bike on the center stand and remove the valve core to let the air out.

Then put the clamp on.



Now I only needed to pull the bead over to one side far enough to clear the valve stem for removal and sensor installation.

So I put a 2x4 on the other side of the clamp to prevent the bead on that side from moving and allowing the bead on the working side to be pulled all the way across the rim.



Then Crank until there is enough clearance to remove the valve stem.



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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Intall
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 12:44:35 am »
Finally cut off the valve stem.



Install the new valve with sensor.



Remove the tool fill with air all done.
And I didn't have to remove the wheel.

Oh yea rinse and repeat for the front.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2013, 12:53:49 am by wile_e_coyote »

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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 03:11:45 am »
Awesome!

I posted a little back asking if that could be done, was universally told " No". It seemed to me it would work just as you did it it.

Everyone said it's simple to just pull the wheels and do it that way. But for me not having a means to break the bead and not having a means to hold the wheel, I thought it would be easier for wheel to stay on the bike.

Interested in loaning your tool if I paid the shipping?
  

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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 03:14:23 pm »
Nicely done!   :beerchug:

But...wait...no duct tape? :rotflmao:

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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 04:16:28 pm »
I posted a little back asking if that could be done, was universally told " No". It seemed to me it would work just as you did it it.

Ah yes no doubt the Dark Side of the forum, I have seen this offten, The nay sayers.

Interested in loaning your tool if I paid the shipping?

Yes I will loan you the tool with the only stipulation, That you post your results in this forum so that the Dark Lords my see the error of their ways. Oh and shipping cost also.

But...wait...no duct tape? :rotflmao:

CRocker I did think about that but could not find a good place for it. :nananana:

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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 07:43:18 pm »
Nice job Wile E.
That tool would be very helpful to break the bead for a tire removal also.. Was the tpms/valve install tough getting into the rim? Did you use a normal tire valve install tool that attaches to the threads of the valve and yank?
Post pics of your monitoring screen setup.
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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 08:40:47 pm »
Nice job Wile E.
That tool would be very helpful to break the bead for a tire removal also.. Was the tpms/valve install tough getting into the rim? Did you use a normal tire valve install tool that attaches to the threads of the valve and yank?
Post pics of your monitoring screen setup.


Bob the tool is actually made to break the tire bead I just used it a little different.

The TPMS valve is a bolt in type so you just push it through the hole and tighten it down with a nut.
Here is a picture but I think its a little fuzzy and hard to tell. Edit to change picture.



And here is the monitor. It just happens when I first filled the tires they ended up the same pressure. It also displays tire temperature.
The pictures are not really that good because it was dark.



Edit to add another picture.

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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 02:19:29 pm »
Nice job.  Just for curiosity sake I noticed that the display says pressure and temperature,  what temp do the tires range.
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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2013, 05:08:10 pm »
Nice tool , I'm gonna see if the maintenance guy at work can make me one .
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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 02:51:20 am »
Nice job.  Just for curiosity sake I noticed that the display says pressure and temperature,  what temp do the tires range.

Started out today:
Front 38 psi 58*
Rear 38 psi 58*
After about a 15 min ride to the highway then at 80 mph for about a half hour:
Front 43 psi 105*
Rear 45 psi 120*

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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 04:18:46 am »
Really like your setup.
Thanks for the reply. Very interesting, I wouldn't of guessed 60 deg increase in the rear tire. I like the metal/nutted valve stems too.
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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 01:06:47 pm »
Really like your setup.
Thanks for the reply. Very interesting, I wouldn't of guessed 60 deg increase in the rear tire. I like the metal/nutted valve stems too.

Yea 60* increase and 7 psi supprised me also.
I did ride for a little 300 miles over the weekend and it stayed consistant to those readings.

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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 01:36:42 pm »
Nice lookin welds Wile_E.  :great:    Obviously not yer 1st time.


Good thinkin on that workaround too. You're gonna love that readout. I leave that screen up full time on my C14. Great peace of mind.
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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 12:51:12 pm »
Nice lookin welds Wile_E.  :great:    Obviously not yer 1st time.


Good thinkin on that workaround too. You're gonna love that readout. I leave that screen up full time on my C14. Great peace of mind.

I leave my TP up on the screen most of the time too. The TP monitors have saved me from a totally flat tire a couple of times with enough warning to get air and then fix the problem.
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Re: Easy Peasy TPMS Sensor Install
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 03:27:31 pm »
I leave my TP up on the screen most of the time too. The TP monitors have saved me from a totally flat tire a couple of times with enough warning to get air and then fix the problem.
That's exactly why I wanted it.
While I'm riding I can have it switch between Temperature and Pressure also the display will turn red and flash if there is a problem.

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