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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Tire pressure indicator light on

A few weeks ago we took a bike out of our shed for a first short ride this season. As soon as we left the driveway, the tire pressure indicator light went on. I realized I didn't check the tire pressure (duh! How could I forget that?), turned around and back to the driveway.

Checked the pressure and they were both fine, around 36 psi. Pumped them back to the "usuall" - 38 front, 40 back and off we go. The warning light stayed off the whole time.

This afternoon we've decided to take it for a quick 2-hour spin, while the weather was fine. Left the driveway and the same story - the tire pressure light went on. Turned right back, checked - 36 rear, 38 front. What the.....? Pumped some air into the rear tire (to 40.5 psi) and no light.

Any ideas? The front tire is worped a bit - bought the bike with 4200 miles and it looked like the previous owner only rode it straight, on a highway. Both tires were already "squared", used in the middle and brand new on the sides. No clue would that have anything to do with the check light. Bike now have just over 10k miles and was ridden "normally", leaned in curves etc. Planning on replacing both tires within next month or so...

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 08:54 PM
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My TPMS light comes at will. It is frustrating. I no longer worry unless I get a low pressure lite.


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Which light is staying on, the TPMS light or the low tire indicator?

What year is the bike?

I just replaced the batteries in my 2009 and it solved my TPMS light staying on all the time. My low-tire indicator light was not coming on. You have to purchase special coin batteries with leads and they are soldered in. It's actually a pretty easy job.

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It is probably a low battery in one or both of your TPMS sensors. I can replace the batteries in them and test them if you mail them to me.

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Fred, what voltage would you consider the battery needs replaced? I have sender that isn't registering and the voltage is 2.95. Even after shorting out the poles momentary, it is still right around that voltage. I have spare batteries, but that voltage seems OK.



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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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My bike is 2013 model. The light in question is a low tire pressure, not a TPMS light.
As I was browsing online looking for the answer, I've found that it could be caused by a cold tires. And my tires were cold both times it happened. So, at this point, I'm hoping that's the answer. But.....is it? 😕

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 12:13 AM
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Yup it has been reported by several folks that these batteries don't like colder temperatures. Goo luck, and hopefully warmer weather will fix your problem.

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Fred, what voltage would you consider the battery needs replaced? I have sender that isn't registering and the voltage is 2.95. Even after shorting out the poles momentary, it is still right around that voltage. I have spare batteries, but that voltage seems OK.
Your batteries are toast.

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DoubleR, Where do you get these special batteries?
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