Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: TPMS  (Read 709 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline held006

  • Explorer Junior
  • *
  • Topic Author
  • Posts: 2
  • Bike: explorer 1200
  • City / Town: Ohio
  • Country: United States
TPMS
« on: March 16, 2020, 11:56:41 PM »
New to the forum. 1st time
triumph owner. I bought a 2013
explorer and ride DS in NE Ohio. Had a new set of tires installed and now the rear tire sensor doesn't record. Dealer is telling me that sensors go bad all the time and I should have had him put in a new one before he did the job. It worked fine before he changed the tire. Any thoughts.

Offline Jon

  • Explorer God
  • *****
  • Posts: 6482
  • Bike: 2012 TEX
  • City / Town: Harlan, Iowa
  • Country: USA
Re: TPMS
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 12:32:06 AM »
 :400: to the family, held006. I can't help with the TPMS question since I don't have them but I'm sure someone else will chime in. I do know there have been a lot of questions on battery replacement on bikes up through 14-15 models, so perhaps they are still the original batteries and one just bit the dust. It happens...
Jon

Offline oxidefilm

  • Explorer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 250
  • Bike: '13 Tex
  • City / Town: NYC
  • Country: USA
Re: TPMS
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 01:01:04 AM »
Dealer may have broken it, forgotten to reinstall it or (least likely) it actually just stopped working after the tire install.

It's absurdly easy to replace the battery. Can't believe triumph requires a replacement of the unit. Just like the heated grips.

Online T800XC

  • Explorer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 1040
  • Bike: Tiger 1200 XRT
  • City / Town: English Riviera
  • Country: UK
Re: TPMS
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 01:12:58 PM »
Sounds like too much of a coincidence that it stopped working after the new tyre was fitted. TPMS batteries tend to give you upto a few years of warnings that they're getting low.

The TPMS instructions say they should be mounted facing a certain direction, so maybe yours got moved, but even then I'm not sure how much difference that makes
 I've put mine in a cordless drill before to test them!
...Desire ends in satisfaction...

Offline thumper

  • Explorer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 493
  • Bike: '18 XRt
  • City / Town: California
  • Country: USA
Re: TPMS
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 03:55:48 PM »
I had TPMS on my '13 Explorer, and I have TPMS on my '18 XRt.     

I've had many tire changes at the dealership, and never had them not working when I got the bike back. 

 :110:
ATGATT--Because if you crash, the world is your belt sander.

Online CaptainTrips

  • Explorer God
  • *****
  • Posts: 4735
  • Bike: '13 Explorer
  • City / Town: Vancouver(ish)
  • Country: CA
Re: TPMS
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 05:01:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by held006 [+]
New to the forum. 1st time
triumph owner. I bought a 2013
explorer and ride DS in NE Ohio. Had a new set of tires installed and now the rear tire sensor doesn't record. Dealer is telling me that sensors go bad all the time and I should have had him put in a new one before he did the job. It worked fine before he changed the tire. Any thoughts.
Careless dealers frequently destroy TPMS sensors when changing tires. I imagine that they are not motivated to admit it and pay for the replacement themselves.
"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test."   --   Robert M. Pirsig

Offline sirsidneyrd

  • Explorer Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 1375
  • Bike: X12-Laverda Jota
  • City / Town: Cotswolds
  • Country: UK
Re: TPMS
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2020, 10:28:16 AM »
Dealer should replace - it would say low battery if that was the case - earlier sensors could be taken apart and new batteries soldered in - then they became fully sealed units and are very expensive - there are some accessory makes available but. Iced to have it part of the interface - possibly someone could replace the later batteries - others will need to comment
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

Offline arkyleo

  • Explorer Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • Bike: 2015 TEX
  • City / Town: N.Central Ar.
  • Country: USA
Re: TPMS
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 02:42:24 PM »
My 2015 TEX did not have a TPMS and I was feeling sad because I thought it would be a very useful accessory.  I ordered an aftermarket SYKIK from Amazon for about $58 and promptly sent it back for a refund.  Digits too faint to read in day light, erratic operation and vague instructions.  This one was bike specific with only 2 valve cap sensors (which let out 1# of air when you screw them on).. Save your $$$ :021:
2015 Tiger 1200
2008 Suzuki DR 650
2004 Harley 1200 Roadster

Offline Chippy4467

  • Explorer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 220
  • Bike: Explorer
  • City / Town: Midsomer Norton
  • Country: England
Re: TPMS
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 04:19:37 PM »
My Gen2 XRT has TPMS and rear didn't work after first tyre change (tyre specialist not Triumph dealer).  None in stock at local Triumph dealer and I was off on Tour to France 2 days later.  They ordered one and fitted on my return (£110 part ! ) plus they then had to pay triumph dealer to "link it" to the bike. Suspect they didn't make any profit on that rear tyre !
When they took tyre off to replace it the sensor was in bits rolling around inside tyre.

Suggest you ask dealer to remove tyre with you witnessing to see if sensor is physically damaged.  If it is then its their fault.

best of luck

Oh & welcome
« Last Edit: March 19, 2020, 04:21:10 PM by Chippy4467 »
Chippy

Dream big, get things done and change the world
No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.......

Offline held006

  • Explorer Junior
  • *
  • Topic Author
  • Posts: 2
  • Bike: explorer 1200
  • City / Town: Ohio
  • Country: United States
Re: TPMS
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2020, 08:55:54 PM »
Thanks for everybodies input. I spoke w a Triumph dealer. He can program the TPMS off since it was installed as an option. Riding offroad, I do fiddle with TP and the low tire pressure code is annoying. This bike is great o/w and handles well for as big as it is. Steve

 


Recent Topics