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post #21 of 89 (permalink) Old 04-10-2015, 01:49 PM
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Speaking from personal experiences, just having a device that easily shows you the tire pressure hopefully fairly accurate is better than what I see a lot. For instance, I see bikes that are running easily 8-10 psi low all the time. My record in one week is two different bikes come by and each of them are running less than 20 psi in their tires. One is actually complaining of how poor the bike is handling. I get on the bike to move it 30 ft. and I can feel it.
Another case in point. The pictures posted earlier are a police officers bike he is running around all week hard acceleration and braking and he has the Tire Gard key chain system on his bike now and it's down in the glove box somewhere underneath a bunch of stuff. On purpose I check his front tire pressure before installing the 'T' valve stem. Tire is 31 psi when it should have been 41 psi. And his tire is beginning to cup! Imagine that!
1 or 2 psi can mean the loss of 20/30% of tread life. Hey! These tires costs a lot to run on our Wings guys.
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post #22 of 89 (permalink) Old 04-15-2015, 05:55 AM
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Looks solid, quality fit and finish on the sensors. In the garage it works fine. Paired up to my Galaxy S5 great.

Was slow regstering thier sensors/app to my Yahoo E-mail address, ended up using my G-Mail account. I did end up getting six or so emails from Fobo, to my Yahoo account several hours later.

My wing is all apart, so I haven't had a chance to test it out on the road. Sorry, I can't give you a better review.
Don, Lookin' forward to your report. Maybe we can have a 'show and tell' session at the Dells Ride-in. I haven't been able to figure this darn thing out.

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Don, Lookin' forward to your report. Maybe we can have a 'show and tell' session at the Dells Ride-in. I haven't been able to figure this darn thing out.
Larry, it was so nice last weekend, I didn't work on the wing much, just put the timing and valve covers on. GW Kevin twisted my arm to ride to get BBQ Saturday, so I decided to take the Ninja out.
Good to hear you'll be at the Dells again. No problem, I'll be happy to help you get your TPMS up and running.
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Ok I'm riding down the highway and one of my tires loses pressure, these sensors notifies my phone. But the problem is my phone is in my pocket and I don't normally use it when riding. So now what?

I don't understand the concept. Wouldn't a monitor on the dash still be better? I understand some people mount their phones on the handle bars or dash. I guess I'm out riding and the last thing I need is the phone distraction. Thats just me

Not to start an arguement, just another distracted driver again.
Mate I'm agreeing with you
I have had some kind of Tyre pressure gizmo on my bike for the past maybe 15 years
And yah just got to have it where you can see the tyre pressures
If its in yah pocket yah cant see the pressures and yah cant see when it all goes wrong and it would have to be a very loud alarm????
End of story
But it looks to be a good bit of gear and it can come with 4 sensors so you can have em for your trailer or if you run a Trike

Well i started out with nothing and I still got a whole lot left
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So on my 06 with no BT and no tpms built in, if I had to add one, you'd recommend...

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Back about 4 years ago, I pretty much started the TPMS conversation. I took Pressure Pro to a Wing Ding in Indiana and showed it off. Had one on my bike but PP did not back me up and I had none to sell. Took orders and then had to wait. These folks at FOBO are the real deal. They have responded to me and already made changes to the APP and another one is coming in a couple of weeks.

The price point is very good and setting it up is user friendly. It has a lot of features that folks were looking for, like temperature and will monitor multiple bikes. So, yeah, I would recommend this unit.
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Mate I've had a couple in me years and basically I just use em to see me tyre pressure when I start and if I have a flat
Mate Ebays full of em
Expect to pay from a $100 to a couple of hundred
Had this one for maybe 15 years on 2 bikes and was a winner
Had to make a bracket from a bit of bent metal
Actually had the one with four tyre sensors 2 for the trailer I had
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Back about 4 years ago, I pretty much started the TPMS conversation. I took Pressure Pro to a Wing Ding in Indiana and showed it off. Had one on my bike but PP did not back me up and I had none to sell. Took orders and then had to wait. These folks at FOBO are the real deal. They have responded to me and already made changes to the APP and another one is coming in a couple of weeks.

The price point is very good and setting it up is user friendly. It has a lot of features that folks were looking for, like temperature and will monitor multiple bikes. So, yeah, I would recommend this unit.
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As they say,... "the check is in-the-mail,..." Ya had me with "user friendly". LOL I'll be a good test of that theory..

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I got mine and it seems to work as advertised. I'm surprised at how often I look at the app. Perhaps because it's new.

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... These folks at FOBO are the real deal.
They have responded to me and already made changes to the APP and another one is coming in a couple of weeks.
If you have their "ear",??

PLEASE ask them to provide TASKER integration to their TPMS app.

There are over 500,000 TASKER users who might want to have this.
(..me.me.me)

If the TASKER forum picked up on this, FOBO could sell another few thousand units.

Simply, TASKER allows anyone to use any apk in ways that are best for them.
With TASKER integration for their application, I could easily superimpose a small window over the top of google maps and use it to display tire pressure while google maps is running.

Right now I use TASKER to simultaneously run Google Maps, Escort Map, Escort Dashboard, real time NexRad Weather display, NOAA severe Wea Alerts, CCW status (when i enter a state that is not reciprocal with mine), and Pandora ...
..and i show the most appropriate app automatically based on speed and profile (i.e. touring or playing hard)..no user tapping required.
(and, all my apps display on the GL1800 Navigation big screen).

I'd love to add a TPMS "window" to that mix..
..green and small for OK, or big and red for low pressure with an audible announcement..
...that would be very easy if their app was TASKER compatible (TASKER calls compatible apps "plug-ins")

TASKER overview here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroid.taskerm

Here is where to start for developers (them) to integrate their apk with TASKER.
http://tasker.dinglisch.net/plugins-intro.html

If you could, please forward this message to them or have them contact me for more info.

Thanks for listening.

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