will be interesting to see what you got and how it works. Personally io have never heard of a system letting the air out of a tire on a bike or a car. I know that on cars the posted air pressures are not necessarily 100% accurate however for someone who does not have easy access to a compressor the TPMS system can be a good indicator if the tires need to be adjusted or not.I broke down and bought one so will install it and report to the forum.
How accurate are the tire pressure readings? did you compare the readings on your monitor to the actual readings with a gauge?A quick initial report. I ended up buying the Mercu wireless motorcycle TPMS off amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BXD2VF2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The reason I chose this unit (as opposed to some of the other systems that you can use with your iphone) is that you see a continuous reading of your tire pressure and temperature as you ride in real time (or slightly delayed). I have it mounted on my bars, it is small and relatively unobtrusive visually, mounted right next to the break reservoir. Installation is super easy. Initial display setup should have been 5 minutes but took me about 25 minutes, mostly because the manual is pretty basic (or perhaps I am not very smart). After two all-day rides, I am so far very happy with the Mercu - does exactly what is supposed to do, the display is bright and visible even in full sunlight. Will see how it holds up on longer use.
I also looked at the cyclops unit CIL-TPMS1-Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitoring System which is similar and comes with great reviews but is more expensive and requires wiring to the bike (which I did't want to mess with).
I did check accuracy - it's not perfect but is within 1-2 psi of my good gauge.How accurate are the tire pressure readings? did you compare the readings on your monitor to the actual readings with a gauge?
It will also be interesting to see how long it goes without having to recharge your battery.
Maybe you guys can but I don't think I can feel the difference between, say, 36 and 30 psi. Perhaps I am not as good a rider. Obviously, I have managed to ride without a TPMS for 20 years, so I won't say I absolutely need it, but it's nice to have that data about my tires, so I can see if a slow leak is developing and so I don't have to check the pressure manually every time I start a ride.Call me old fashioned, but why would you need a tool like that ? If you keep an eye on your tyres you can tell or even feel whilst riding if a tyre is losing pressure. If you were to get a blow out you would not need to look at the gauge. As I said in old school lol.
On some setups especially those who have gone bagger it is very hard to get to the rear tire valve to check the pressure regularly and as such people check the pressure less frequently than they should. I know this is true on my streetglide and as such a tpms system would help with respect to safetyCall me old fashioned, but why would you need a tool like that ? If you keep an eye on your tyres you can tell or even feel whilst riding if a tyre is losing pressure. If you were to get a blow out you would not need to look at the gauge. As I said in old school lol.