Garmin Zumo Tire Pressure Monitor
Peace of Mind...For a Bit More Cost
I bought a pair of these bundled with a 590LM and got a very good deal. I probably wouldn't have bought them ala carte at MSRP.
Super simple to use just screw them on like valve stem caps. Very accurate to 0.1 PSI and battery life seams reasonable. It's also fun to watch tire pressure climb as you ride and/or at more assertive speeds.
Reminder that you need to have solid valve stems to run these as rubber stems would flex too much and risk breaking. I have used them on the 81 degree aluminum stems and work well at highway speeds. I hope FJR nominal speeds aren't an issue.
December 15, 2014
FAST SERVICE WILL DO BUSINESS AGAIN!
Easy instructions fast install and paringFAST SERVICE WILL DO BUSINESS AGAIN!
August 11, 2014
Important travel safety product
I purchased these items to go with my new Garmin Zumo 590 which I mount on a 2011 BMW F800GS. Installation and pairing to the Zumo was simple, just a matter of following the instructions.
I have a fairly accurate manual tire gauge, and the readings from the Garmin Zumo Tire Pressure Monitors are within 0.1 PSI for both tires!
It's easy to bring up the tire pressures on the Zumo screen prior to starting off riding for the day, but the best feature is knowing that if I develop an air leak while riding, I'll be notified by the Zumo before my safety is compromised by low tire pressure.
July 28, 2014
Convieant for a long road Trip.
Rode my 2008 Heritage Softail Classic. Paired this product up with my ZUMO 390 Left Florida for Indiana thru Deals Gap then over to Washington DC Then back home to Florida. Total of 14 Days 3800 miles. Had no problem performed just fine wanted the connivance of being able to read my air pressure while on my road trip. Bike was fully loaded. Road thru rain, Cold weather temps in low 40 , Hot weather around 90 with no problem. Batteries held up have not changed them yet. The pairing up with the Zumo about five minutes pretty simple. Found it interesting how much the Air pressure rises Once the tires heat up. Also while in Indiana it alerted me to low air pressure on both tires probably due to the sudden cold temp drop. Had the local Harley Dealer air the tires up and his gauge matched what the TPS was reporting.
July 14, 2014
Easy TPS that pairs with your Zumo
Bought these to pair with my Zumo 590 - pair easy and appear to be accurate. They provide PSI readings to the 10th of a pound. In my opinion, it's an expensive accessory considering what you pay for the Zumo but the convenience and safety are worth it. FYI - these aren't necessarily plug & play - they require installing metal valve stems on your wheels if you don't have them already so factor that in to your overall installation time & budget. I was able to do this myself with a large c-clamp and a razor and use balancing beads so I didn't need to re-balance.
June 17, 2014
Nice Add On
I bought the zumo GPS so I could use the tire pressure monitor. You can set what each tire should be and what tolerance you have before it gives you a warning that the tire pressure is low. Although caps look huge on-line, they are just a tad bigger than normal cap. Seems to be working well.
May 31, 2014
Works good for me
My BMW wasn't fitted with the factory TPMS setup, and it is not possible to retrofit. I looked at other aftermarket TPMS systems but they all seemed bulky or too much trouble. So when I purchased the Zumo 590 GPS, these sensors seemed to be the ideal compromise for me. They are a little pricey, especially considering what was spent for the Zumo, but everything works well. They were easy to sync and setup in the software. I've had no leaks or pressure drop in the past two or three weeks since I installed them.
These sensors do require metal valve stems and should not be used on rubber valve stems. So I had to replace my valve stems which wasn't too big of a deal - I just took out the old valve cores to deflate the tires, and used C-clamps near the valve stem to break the bead and compress the tire and I was able to cut out the old rubber ones and insert the new metal valve stems and re-inflate. They are sturdy and the sensors screw on securely.
When I first start the bike the Zumo doesn't see the sensors but if I roll it just a little they "wake up" and I get a reading in a couple of seconds.
May 26, 2014