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post #1 of 13 Old 09-16-2019, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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TPMS replacement?

Many if not all of us have or will have to deal with the dreaded TPMS battery dying issue. At a retail price of around 225.00 per wheel, it is an expensive repair.
I came across this article in Adventure Rider and they addressed this issue.



They sourced the OEM for BMW and found the sensors for $27 USD, plus $108 USD for the tool to assign the sensor a hostname. Please keep in mind I have not tried these products and they are for a GS. The part numbers are 1 digit off from the K1600s. (see URLs below).

However I am going to reach out to the OEM and see if they have a direct replacement for the K1600s. All I can say is that the markup from BMW is so horribly inappropriate that a write in campaign and making this type of thing public knowledge might effect some sort of change.



https://advrider.com/aftermarket-r12...r-replacement/


https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/Diagra...8&rnd=07242017 (GTL sensor, note part number)
https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/Diagra...4&rnd=07242017 (GS sensor, note part number )



I went to Amazon and input the part number and found this which appears to be made in GB, but I wouldn't bet the farm on country of manufacture. But at ~USD 37.00 it's a bargain.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...198JFF5T&psc=1

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I brought a pair of Chinese exports, identical in every respect to the BMW original. I forgot to write the code number down (maybe it wasn't there), but the bike didn't recognise the sensors until i brought an activator and GS911 was set to learn the values
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How long has it lasted so far, and has it been accurate?

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I installed the eBay Chinese TPMS in the carbon fiber wheels about 2 years ago. So far, no issues. Did not have to use GS911wifi to get bike to 'see' new TPMS; just rode it for about 10 miles, all good.

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I installed a Chinese TPMS module about 6,000 miles ago. I did have to wake it up with a reset tool and pair it to the bike with GS911. It works fine.

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much cheaper wake tool
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Waker upper for $10 in the US (found on another TPMS thread here)

https://www.amazon.com/JDiag-EL50448...9-8920-433972c

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My rear TPMS was dead when I recently bought my 14 GT and the front one has glitched a couple of times so I figure it's battery is near death too so I bought two of the Chicom sensors for about $40 on Ali Express. I plan to have both of them swapped in when I have new tires put on in the near future.

In the event that my bike doesn't automatically recognize them is there a thread here that describes how to use the EL50448 wake up tool and GS-911 to make them work properly?

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I can't speak to the wake-up tool, but with the GS911wifi you need the TPMS ID #. You input the numbers into the TPMS section for front/rear on the GS911wifi; no need for a wake-up tool.

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I also have installed the Chinese sensors. I did get a defective one though that would not work. I tore the battery out of that one to see if that was the problem but the battery voltage was good. For the price of those sensors you can certainly entertain a defect every now and then! The biggest problem is the waiting for delivery.
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