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    YouTube R1200RTW TPMS Programing with the GS-911

    With a previous post showing additional rims for use on my 2016 R1200RTW, I thought I'd follow up with how to cope with so many TPMS units.

    Using a GS-911 you can interrogate multiple TPMS sending units to be used with 2014-2020 BMW R1200/1250RT motorcycles.
    This process is needed if you plan to use more than 2 front and 2 rear rims with unique TPMS ID's.

    Either method, Wake-Up Tool capture of TPMS ID's, or Manual ID entries, will allow your bike to have many different rims in use with correct dash display or tire pressures.

    https://youtu.be/4HAnT58b2DY


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    I just took it to my local NTB tire store and he held a tablet to the front and rear and I took a picture of the ID with my phone.

    Then went home and entered them in with a GS-911.

    I was always told that expelling air would wake them but that has never worked for me. If they are not awake they have no idea air is running through them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    I just took it to my local NTB tire store and he held a tablet to the front and rear and I took a picture of the ID with my phone.

    Then went home and entered them in with a GS-911.

    I was always told that expelling air would wake them but that has never worked for me. If they are not awake they have no idea air is running through them.
    Correct, I would think that most places that do lots of service on modern tires would be able to do a similar thing.

    The bike will be able to log the first 2 TPMS front or rear sending units ID's it sees by just riding the bike, it's after that where the issues comes in.

    Still, taking it to a NTB or similar to trigger the sensor ID, then putting those numbers in the GS-911 works fine if you don't have the $10 tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxflyer View Post
    With a previous post showing additional rims for use on my 2016 R1200RTW, I thought I'd follow up with how to cope with so many TPMS units.
    I watched your videos on rims and TPMS programming. They are excellent help for those of us who want to save some money. First I purchased a matched pair of used rims on eBay that were salvaged from a wrecked BMW R1200RS, and used your video to guide me swapping out the bearings for the correct size for our R1200RTW moto. My only problem was getting the first bearing out using the split collet tool, but it turns out that I just needed to be less tentative with the hammer while setting the collet.

    I was lucky that my set of wheels shipped with TPMS' already mounted. However, when I bought the wheels, I wasn't sure if the TPMS sensors on the salvaged rims would be operational, so I bought 2 more TPMS sensors on Amazon from this retailer in China for $20 each: TPMS

    I received the sensors in about 4 weeks. Next, I used the technique shown in your video with a GS911 and a wake-up tool. I was able to record the TPMS ID numbers for my original wheels, and each of my other 4 (2 on the new rims, and 2 purchased from China).

    I have two takeaways for other readers: first, these instructional videos from Boxflyer are all you need to do this job yourself. And second, at this writing, the link for the TPMS sensors from China is trustworthy, and offers a great value.

    Cap

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    Tire sensor info

    Thanks once again for this video BoxFlyer. Very much appreciated!

    I know I can purchase the Wake up tool from Amazon - but - can you provide the link or relevant info for purchasing the cheap Chinese tire sensors that you use.

    Thanks, Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonWiebe View Post
    ... can you provide the link or relevant info for purchasing the cheap Chinese tire sensors that you use.

    Thanks, Ron

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081XBPFGL

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