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As a soon to be new 1800 owner, I am looking into everything to allow my riding to be safer and to stretch the riding season as long as I can. I am already looking at heated clothing and grips, was also curious about tire monitors. I have seen a few types, some have the sensors mounted inside the tire, some have monitors that replace the valve cap. Has anyone tried either of these types? Is one better then the other? Are the internal kind effected by a tyre sealant such as puncture seal?
 

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Congratulations on your new 1800 Chuck. The tyre valve mounted setup is just as accurate as the in-tyre ones, less bells and whistles of course but just as accurate and you don't have to pull the tyre off to mounts it. With either setup you need to get the wheel balanced. Punctureseal will not affect these units as they monitor the air lost anyway. Personally I'd get the heated clothes instead!
 

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Chuck, I read a report on these things late last year but can't remember where it is now. Bottom line was that they work, with the reviewer preferring the valve mounted kit. He remarked on keeping things simple, which I guess makes sense. I'm personally against putting anything other than a valve cap on a stem but the makers of the alert kits must have done their homework.
 

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Thanks englisted and Jason, I know about being shy about anything other then valve caps. I tried on my car a few years ago a device that replaced your valve cap and had a window with colored strips in it, went to red if the pressure was low. When I woke up the next day had 3 flats, and all the indicators were green. Live and learn
 

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As a soon to be new 1800 owner, I am looking into everything to allow my riding to be safer and to stretch the riding season as long as I can. I am already looking at heated clothing and grips, was also curious about tire monitors. I have seen a few types, some have the sensors mounted inside the tire, some have monitors that replace the valve cap. Has anyone tried either of these types? Is one better then the other? Are the internal kind effected by a tyre sealant such as puncture seal?

congratulations on your new wing, i hope to upgrade to an 1800 :18blue:early next year.

Regarding your question on tyre pressure monitors, I personaly like to manualy check the tyre pressures every week, together with oil levels etc.:weightlifter:

I just put tyre sealant in, with the pack came a leaflet on valve cap monitors. log onto

www.ultraseal.biz for more info. Hope this is of some help.

mike





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I don't like the in-wheel systems. Had one in a company Volvo. YesI know the Volvo driver jokes, but thats all they would buy me honest (I wanted a Jag)! The company got the pressure monitors in the wheels but one of them started to rattle about after a few months. It ended up as an expensive experiment that we didn't bother using after the faulty one was thrown away.
Just check your tyre pressures every day or so, or when you are filling up with fuel (keep a small pressure tester with you as the agrage gauges are often miles out).
 
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