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flat tyres & wheel sensors

Its not the flat tyre & having to change it that worries me it the bike going down due to getting a flat that scares me & my wife .Its 10 months since we came off on the auto barn in Germany & MY WIFES leg is still in plaster.
Since my return home we have brought the new 300c Chrysler & it comes with sensors that warn you that you have a flat it dosnt stop you getting one but if i had of had 3 seconds more warning i could of got the bike to a stop rather than comming off at 60kmph.
If my car comes standard with it why cant my bike i note you can install them for $500 on your car what about bikes.
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Such a product is made for motorcycles, and has been available for at least 4 years now. Try a Google search on the term 'motorcycle' plus 'TPMS' (Tire Pressure Monitoring System).

I also have TPMS on my car (a Volkswagen), but not yet on my motorcycle. The key question I have been unable to get an answer for - with respect to motorcycle TPMS systems - is how they report. There are quite a few different things that will trigger a report on an automotive system - pressure below a certain level, rate of pressure change, differences between pressure on each axle, etc. The car companies document this quite well. So far, I have not seen any documentation that explains exactly what and how the motorcycle systems generate their alerts.

If you want to read more, here's a link to a post I made on another forum (VW Owner Forum) that explains TPMS logic on cars: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Design and Function.

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