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One of the most common problems with the TPMS is that basically, the weight of the sensor pulls the stem over and it might leak and/or brake.

Straight metal short valve stems are safer as these handle the sensors' weight much better.

Something to keep in mind if you have rubber steams.

I do have that concern! I haven't been able to find any post about that occurrence though and wonder if the sensors were larger or heavier plus there has not been a lot of people complaining. I sort of believe if they were an issue the government would step in and ban them. Germany is like that.

In one product listing from a reliable source there was this statement which was what made me take a chance.

"The system has been tested for speeds of up to 250 km / h."

That is 155 mph, my Sportster is never going to go that fast with me on it. I've decided with the windscreen on the bike 150 km/h (100 mpg) is the safest speed. At that speed the front end gets lite and starts to float a little.

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If there is a strict certification organization somewhere in the world, it is the TÜV. (Technischer Überwachungsverein).

A TUV certification means a sampling of the product has been tested for safety and found to meet the minimum requirements of the German Equipment and Product Safety Act. ... GS is an acronym for Geprüfte Sicherheit (meaning “tested for safety” or “certified for safety”).

And by the looks of it, I think that they are hardly any heavier than a normal valve cap.
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A good alternative might be the HD tire pressure gauge/ tire fill chuck (works as either/both)...pricey but works great and the right angle chuck makes it easy to reach awkwardly placed valves, love mine.

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A good alternative might be the HD tire pressure gauge/ tire fill chuck (works as either/both)...pricey but works great and the right angle chuck makes it easy to reach awkwardly placed valves, love mine.

That is a good idea, still the saddlebags will block most of the usable locations. With the TPMS I just turn it on, roll a few feet and I know right away if I need to swing by a station.

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If you can't make the effort to manually check your tire pressure, perhaps riding motorcycle is not for you? OK My bad. What I do is, before each ride, strike the tire with a sizeable ball peen hammer and listen to the tone. That will tell me if the pressure is low.

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Ding, ding, ding.

Engine, throttle, wheels. Simple.
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If you can't make the effort to manually check your tire pressure, perhaps riding motorcycle is not for you?
Well, I don't thinks that's the case. But if you had taken the effort to read his first post you can read the following:
"....because the saddle bags makes it hard to reach the valve system."
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If you can't make the effort to manually check your tire pressure, perhaps riding motorcycle is not for you?
Mmmm, a bit harsh for sure
Give the guy a break, as NLXL said, he only wants an easier way of checking rather than perhaps grovelling on his hands and knees in the rain searching for his hidden valve.
We all put stuff on our bikes that don't suit others. Whats on yours? (But it matters not, because they are your choice).
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