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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 12:45 AM
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I guess I'll take mine in and have it fixed then. Thanks Mark.


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Post TPMS (System) Warning Light intermittently lights

So, I too bought a "new" 2016 carryover bike last week. It too showed the TPMS system warning light on from the start but would go off sometimes after driving it somewhat. It didn't necessarily come on upon start-up but would after a few minutes, but then would go off after some driving. Service Mgr. indicated that there is a battery in the wheel sensors that can go bad after sometime. That it recharges with the wheel spinning but after some years of sitting may develop a "memory" causing it to not hold a charge very well or maintain a sufficient charge to sync up with the main module sometimes. This is covered under warranty and requires the replacement of both wheel sensors in order to make sure that the "bad" one gets replaced as there is a 50/50 change of getting it wrong if you only replace one. Parts on order at this time and 2-3 day est. shipping then it's a 2-3 fix from there. Hope this takes care of it, once a for all as I hate having any warning lights illuminated.

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So, I too bought a "new" 2016 carryover bike last week. It too showed the TPMS system warning light on from the start but would go off sometimes after driving it somewhat. It didn't necessarily come on upon start-up but would after a few minutes, but then would go off after some driving. Service Mgr. indicated that there is a battery in the wheel sensors that can go bad after sometime. That it recharges with the wheel spinning but after some years of sitting may develop a "memory" causing it to not hold a charge very well or maintain a sufficient charge to sync up with the main module sometimes. This is covered under warranty and requires the replacement of both wheel sensors in order to make sure that the "bad" one gets replaced as there is a 50/50 change of getting it wrong if you only replace one. Parts on order at this time and 2-3 day est. shipping then it's a 2-3 fix from there. Hope this takes care of it, once a for all as I hate having any warning lights illuminated.
Hope that works. My bike was doing it ever since I got it (2015 bike purchased in 2017). Seemed worse when the it was colder outside. I bought a part from California Sidecar to disable the unit. It cost me $35 +shipping and I figure I check my pressure pretty regularly anyways. What I got from them is just a plug that is plugged into the module and terminated on the other end. Basically just unplug the module's connection to the bike and plug this in. That way, you don't mess with the wires or anything and you can just plug the module back in if you ever want to do that. I guess they have to shut the TPMS somehow when the Trike a bike, and this is how they do it. Something to consider if the new sensors don't do the trick for you.
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Oddly, I was having a similar problem but then it seemed to magically resolve itself before I could get the chance to have a mechanic check it out. A related problem I had was when I was using one of those digital air compressors that are powered from the 12v socket in a car. I keep one in each car for emergencies, and it just seemed the easy way to pump up the Goldwing's tires when it was needed. What I didn't do, and should have, is compare the pressure that this inexpensive air pump showed with pressure on a decent tire air gauge. When I got around to doing that, I found that the digital pump consistently read about 4 to 5 psi higher than was really the case. For awhile I thought that my tires must be leaking air since it seemed I had to pump them up quite frequently, and the TPMS light would come on intermittently. Now I use a good tire gauge to measure the psi and I can go a month or more without seeming to lose any air pressure, and the TPMS light never comes on other than when I start the bike.
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This was NOT the low pressure warning light....it is the system light the one that actually says, "TPMS".

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my 2013 does the same thing.... TPMS warning light comes on .... but mine always seems to be on the same stretches of highway... I am figuring it must be some sort of radio interference with the signals from the sensors.... I regularly check air anyways....and some have said beads will ruin the sensors. I know that light is only for that system..... I just ignore it. Don't have a pressure warning system on anything else we drive or have driven...... I keep an air gauge in the saddle bag anyways.

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my 2013 does the same thing.... TPMS warning light comes on .... but mine always seems to be on the same stretches of highway... I am figuring it must be some sort of radio interference with the signals from the sensors.... I regularly check air anyways....and some have said beads will ruin the sensors. I know that light is only for that system..... I just ignore it. Don't have a pressure warning system on anything else we drive or have driven...... I keep an air gauge in the saddle bag anyways.
Some folks think the TPMS light means you have low tire pressure or that the system believes you have low tire pressure. It's not a low pressure warning. The TPMS light coming on means the bike thinks there is a problem with the TPMS system.
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the low pressure warning light looks like "a butt crack" just saying

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From what I was told buy the dealer the TPMS monitors the sensors in the wheels, if there is no communications between the sensor and the TPMS or the calibration is off, the TPMS light will come on, once communications with the sensor is established again the light will go out. When the sensors detect low pressure in the tire it communicates this to the TPMS sytem and the Low Tire light on the dash will light. If the TPMS light stays on all the time then there is most likely an issue with one of the two pressure sensors.



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My TPMS never switched off even with correct pressure in the tyres and a fix which Honda had in a bulletin issued stating that the Sensors needed to be activated by reducing the pressure to below 18 Lbs and re-inflating to correct pressures ...So i disconnected the battery and did a hard re-set and it works perfectly ....
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