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    Aftermarket TPMS for Sidecar

    I have the Orange TPMS for my two wheel bike...Really like it...three years use with no issues... both PSI and Temperature reading and monitoring.
    I like that the sensors mount inside the rim. I like the ability to use "Ride-ON sealant" without issue.

    Now, I am adding a Sidecar....I see that my choices are limited and Orange only makes two and four wheel units.

    I see Doran my second choice... I lose the Temp monitor.....I like that it can mount inside the rim.

    What do you use for TPMS for your Sidecar or trike. (I know I have an hand air gauge also) but was thinking of the Orange Car (4 wheel) unit with same features, but only using three sensors. I called Tech support with Orange and quick answer from lady that answered phone...was Oh, it for four wheels, I would not recommend that....

    I can't see a problem with using only three sensors with a four sensor unit... unless the monitor is not waterproof or the circuit board would be confused....

    Any thoughts or ideas on this after market TPMS for three wheels?
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    Try searching the forum for "TPMS" using the google search approach...go to google and in the box type "site:bmwmoa.org tpms" (without the quotes). I got a few hits...maybe something there that you can make use of.

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....-my-08-R1200RT

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....PMS-sensor-buy

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....essure-Monitor
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    Buy the 4-sensor kit and mount RF and RR sensors in S/C wheel? 😱
    I've never seen a 3-sensor kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Buy the 4-sensor kit and mount RF and RR sensors in S/C wheel? 😱
    I've never seen a 3-sensor kit.

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    Or put the RF sensor in the spare, if you carry one. Pretty limited market for 3 wheelers, doubt you'll find a kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    Or put the RF sensor in the spare, if you carry one. Pretty limited market for 3 wheelers, doubt you'll find a kit.
    Here was my second choice...without temperature feature... this one for trike or three wheels...

    I read that sensor can mount inside or out and suppose the handheld monitor could be place in waterproof ram mounted something....


    http://www.doranmfg.com/motorcycle-t...ng-systems.htm

    Thanks for replies...
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    Doran TPMS for Sidecar

    I have the Doran set up installed on my K100RS w/ EML GT2 sidecar. The units work well. The handlebar mounted display has never had a problem with weather. It is not in a weather-proof container or anything. Just mounted to the handle bar and ridden. Rain or shine no issues.

    Keep in mind the Doran units do not have replaceable batteries. So after a couple of years you have to replace them. They charged me $25 each for new ones when it was time to change them last time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtbill View Post
    I have the Doran set up installed on my K100RS w/ EML GT2 sidecar. The units work well. The handlebar mounted display has never had a problem with weather. It is not in a weather-proof container or anything. Just mounted to the handle bar and ridden. Rain or shine no issues.

    Keep in mind the Doran units do not have replaceable batteries. So after a couple of years you have to replace them. They charged me $25 each for new ones when it was time to change them last time.
    Thanks for the info... do you go with inside the rim or outside.... thoughts on that?
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    Mine are mounted inside the tire. The metal valve stems that are angled at 90 degrees are handy as well. They were provided by Doran as part of the kit. Does make tire replacement a bit more challenging. You have to make sure the tire changer is aware of the sensors inside the rims before they start to pull the tire.
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