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Offline Brico

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Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« on: March 29, 2018, 04:17:07 am »
My rear tire TPMS battery is low and this thing is continuously on my dash. can I disable/delete that function altogether for both wheels or I have to live with the annoyance as long as I have the bike? While it is nice to have I survive without one on other bikes for decades and do not want to spend money replacing these.

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 06:07:00 am »
You can physically remove them, wait until the batteries die (completely) or use KDS and remove the entries from the ecu. 
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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 06:25:30 am »
When the battery goes completely dead it will no longer show up. At least that's what happened on my 09.
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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 07:02:53 am »
When the battery goes completely dead it will no longer show up. At least that's what happened on my 09.

Yup.  That's the easiest way.  Then when you change your tires you can remove them and use the angled valve stems....The Gold Wing angled valve stems will screw onto the older tpms (like on the '09s) but won't on the newer ones.

 
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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 03:05:46 pm »
I have a related question. I’ve just replaced the batteries in my TPMSs and am ready to reinstall them in the wheels. The manual calls for 40 in lbs of torque for the TPMS bolts. How crucial is this torque? Can I just snug them down? Thanks.
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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 04:36:37 pm »
That’s only 3 ft/lbs.

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 08:31:39 pm »
  After you replace the batterys do you have to reset anything to make them read ,?   is it a simple R&R ? 

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 02:00:11 am »
  After you replace the batterys do you have to reset anything to make them read ,?   is it a simple R&R ?
Simple R&R. Just make sure they go in the proper location. Don’t wanna put the rear sensor in the front tire.

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 04:08:24 am »
You can physically remove them, wait until the batteries die (completely) or use KDS and remove the entries from the ecu.

After they have been removed, or both batteries dead flat, disconnecting the bike's battery for a few minutes will cause that part of the dash display to disappear.
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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2018, 04:53:02 am »
You can physically remove them, wait until the batteries die (completely) or use KDS and remove the entries from the ecu.

After they have been removed, or both batteries dead flat, disconnecting the bike's battery for a few minutes will cause that part of the dash display to disappear.
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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2018, 09:54:21 pm »
That’s only 3 ft/lbs.

Well, its actually 3.3333 ft/lbs...
And is correct, ... but do the 40 in/lbs torque... don't over tighten, its aluminum... and hollow... and has a rubber seal...


As for testing prior to installing, after a battery swap, I highly recommend that... save the aggrivation of a bad solder joint or a defective battery..
If you have a bicycle, or not, if not, borrow the neighbor kids bike, and tape the monitor inside the rear rim between the spokes, tape it in well... then turn the bike upside down, turn on your motorcycle, and crank the pedals on the bicycle to simulate the rotation, crank it up good and keep cranking...  oh, make sure the hicycle is sitting next to your motorcycle... within a similar distance as the normal mounted tire would be in... if the display shows up and sees it, all good, install and get er done.. if not, re do the solder joints and check the batt volts...

You can also simulate the tire rotation by tying the sensor to a stout piece of string, and apply some tape to prevent it coming free, and spin the sensor around in a circle for a minute or so... it should read from that also... just don't whack the sensor on something solid...  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2018, 11:41:28 pm »
That’s only 3 ft/lbs.

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You can also simulate the tire rotation by tying the sensor to a stout piece of string, and apply some tape to prevent it coming free, and spin the sensor around in a circle for a minute or so... it should read from that also... snip>


That's what I do.  It's amazing how long a minute is when swinging it around with the key ON and waiting for the display to show 0 psi and the warning.   :beerchug:
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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 12:14:50 pm »
When the battery goes completely dead it will no longer show up. At least that's what happened on my 09.

I removed the batteries from mine when they went dead but left the censors in place, the batteries never seemed to last more than 2 or 3 seasons and every time they were replaced they were corroded.  Topping up tire pressure from an air tank that has a little bit of moisture in it starts the corrosion cycle all over again.

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2018, 12:18:41 pm »
I left the front one out when I changed to a BST CF wheel. The rear is still in and working.

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 09:43:32 pm »
You can physically remove them, wait until the batteries die (completely) or use KDS and remove the entries from the ecu.
What is KDS?  I purchased mine August of 2009.  The bike still has the original 12 volt battery.  I just want to get rid of tpms.  I've been pushing the 2 buttons since 2012 right after new tires were installed. 

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2018, 10:04:36 pm »
You can physically remove them, wait until the batteries die (completely) or use KDS and remove the entries from the ecu.
What is KDS?  I purchased mine August of 2009.  The bike still has the original 12 volt battery.  I just want to get rid of tpms.  I've been pushing the 2 buttons since 2012 right after new tires were installed.

Bummer, should have had them replaced under OEM warranty when they went bad, or taken advantage of the low priced warranty extensions we provided links to... they would have been covered...
To answer the KDS thing, its the software package, and bike interface connections and periferals, that allow reprogramming the bikes ECU's when things like TPMS and key fobs are replaced, ... iit programs the bike to recognize the new replaced electrical part, and communicate with it as it did with the original parts.
It is also the vital tool, used to extract codes for errors, and troubleshoot problems with the bikes stored history in its ECU.

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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2018, 01:06:15 am »
I have ridden hundreds of motorcycles over 40 plus years and this is the first with TPMS. I don't get it, have never had an issue, have had a few flats on the road and deal with them. For the price and hassle, these things should fix the leak on the fly, or why bother? I check tires before each ride and just know what an under inflated bun feels and acts like. Do not want to take to much of the rider out of the action of riding, might as well get an autonomous car.
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Re: Disabling and/or removing TPMS function altogether
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2018, 04:31:11 am »
"Do not want to take to much of the rider out of the action of riding, might as well get an autonomous car"

That is exactly why I ride a non abs 2009. :great:
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