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TMPS battery life?
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:07:35 pm »
I just got a new wheel from ebay to replace the badly bent one I have on the bike.  To my surprise it came with a TMPS on it.  Is there any way for me to determine how good the battery is?

Also, is there any way to swap the stem with another TPMS?  I got a baggy with the bike that had a brand new TPMS in it, but the valve step was snapped in half.  Even if this one is bad, if I can swap the valve stem to that new one, would be great. 

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Re: TMPS battery life?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 10:20:25 pm »
The old style stem unscrewed from the sensor body so it sounds like your must be the new style which I don't have any info on.
Only way to test the battery is to dissasemble and put a volt meter on it or put the wheel on and have the TPM registered to the bike with dealer equipment and then go for a ride. The batteries actually last a long time 5 years+ but they do begin giving false low voltage messages due to poor programming.

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Re: TMPS battery life?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 04:12:32 pm »
Oh I think I might have the older style.

https://a4.pbase.com/g6/41/9841/2/85642552.Pp5GESPL.jpg  This is the older style isn't it? 

That would mean I can swap the battery if needed.


And, this  http://a.co/76fPi2o  is the newer one right?  it's definitely the first one up above. 

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Re: TMPS battery life?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 04:26:29 pm »
The batteries actually last a long time 5 years+ but they do begin giving false low voltage messages due to poor programming.

3 years is the most I've ever got out of the TMPS batteries.

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Re: TMPS battery life?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 06:13:36 pm »
Oh I think I might have the older style.

https://a4.pbase.com/g6/41/9841/2/85642552.Pp5GESPL.jpg  This is the older style isn't it? 

That would mean I can swap the battery if needed.


And, this  http://a.co/76fPi2o  is the newer one right?  it's definitely the first one up above.
yes the first picture is the old style and you can solder in a new battery .

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Re: TMPS battery life?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 06:15:09 pm »
The batteries actually last a long time 5 years+ but they do begin giving false low voltage messages due to poor programming.

3 years is the most I've ever got out of the TMPS batteries.

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I  got 6 years out of mine.

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Re: TMPS battery life?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 02:05:21 am »
What is the latest price on a replacement?  One of mine was replaced under warranty and now the other one is not reading until it gets warm.  Due to family changes and moving, I haven't ridden it much in the last 4 years.  No more warranty and I'm not paying $185 for a new one. 
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Re: TMPS battery life?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 06:17:51 am »
The original rear TMPS battery is still kicking in the warmer weather. I was out for the first ride of 2018 and low and behold it showed low TP in the rear tire. It takes it a little longer to read and especially when cold but it is the same sensor and battery that was on the bike when I bought it 12 2008.  The front one died one day a couple of years ago with a low battery warning and that was that.  One of these days I simply an going to have to pull the sensors and have new batteries installed by a COGGER .
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