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    Tire Pressure gauge in wheel

    I have a 2007 R1200RT.

    The tire pressure gauges in the wheels no longer transmit to the instrument panel.

    It would cost around $300 to have them replaced at a dealer.

    I now live in the Louisville, KY area.

    Is there a way to have repair done? It may be as simple as a new battery.

    Do you know of anyone who does this repair?

    Thanks!
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    I think these are called tire pressure monitors or TPMs. Try searching the forum for TPMs to get more info:

    site:forums.bmwmoa.org tpm

    Also, go to the tag cloud at the bottom of the screen and search for combinations of TPM.
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    Yep... "simple" depends on your wrenching skills.

    I haven't ran across anyone that you can pay to do the repairs...

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    From what I have seen on this and other forums the success rate of battery replacement is not very high. There are OEM sensors for sale on eBay for around $70. People seem to be doing well with them. You would need to install them and pair them with the bike. The pairing can be done with a GS911.
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    You can also forget about them and install a third party TPMS
    My 07 doesn't have TPMS so I installed this one by steelmate.
    It uses regular batteries than can be replaced.

    YMMV
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    TPM Battery Replacement

    The Batteries seem to last about five years... YMMV

    The replacement of the battery, via the video, is a viable way to go. However, you'll want to use a conductive glue between the + and - posts. And let the glue set. You can't rely of the external sealing material to perform two functions; sealing the compartment from debris etc. and holding the battery tight against the connecting posts, you'll need the conductive glue. Where do you get it... McMaster-Carr and other places.
    At $150 + OEM it's a good way to go. Of course it will take some time.

    Good luck with it.

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    There is sound engineering theory behind the fact that no manufacturer of TPM sensors approves battery replacement and instead specifies replacement of the whole unit.

    You should consider the fact that these devices live in a very harsh environment ... large temperature fluctuations, great vibration and shock.

    You would do best to assume the lifetime of all the rest of the components of the sensor is not designed to be any longer than the lifetime of the original battery.

    Just replace them ... it's a normal cost of vehicle ownership, just periodic maintenance.

    Yes, it's complicated ... for automobiles, the sensors are fairly standardized and manufactured in the gazillions and replacements can be had pretty cheaply. AFAIK there is no standard sensor for motorcycles, especially for sensors where the air valve is in a wheel spoke rather than in the wheel rim. This means they are NOT manufactured in the gazillions and are therefore more expensive. BMW parts come from Germany, another factor making them more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    There is sound engineering theory behind the fact that no manufacturer of TPM sensors approves battery replacement and instead specifies replacement of the whole unit.
    Probably no in-wheel "OEM" does battery replacement.

    My Cyclops TPS system comes with the correct tool to replace the batteries.
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