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post #1 of 5 Old 07-16-2018, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried this TPMS by Sykik?

https://www.amazon.com/SYKIK-Wireles...ustomerReviews

While I'm satisfied with the old-fashioned approach for now, I could see this being very useful, in general.

Can't find any reviews though, aside from those on the Amazon product page, which are very mixed.

I like that this system uses a phone app for monitoring. I always have my phone with me, and I'd rather not have to wire in yet another doohickey to bike power if it can be avoided. As well as find space for it on the handlebars or wherever.

Sykik seems to be in the minority though. There is a lot of variation in the price of these systems, and nearly all seem to include a hardware display one must mount to get the pressures.
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I prefer to have my pressures displayed all the time that is why I gave my Garmin system to a mate.

Sometimes things may feel strange when ridding and the first thing I do is glance down at my pressures to assure myself the tyres (tires) are good.


If I can find a link to the system I use on my bike I will post it up, the reason I use that system is the display unit is the same size as the front brake master cylinder and I just use a cable tie around the mirror stork to keep it in place, it easily swings out for a battery change and anybody looking at the bike would have to look hard to see it.

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How do TPMS sensors hold up off the asphalt? Washboard roads, rocks, etc.
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How do TPMS sensors hold up off the asphalt? Washboard roads, rocks, etc.
That is why I purchased my first TPMS, I have a rural property and being able to feel a flat tyre on a dirt road can be hard, after destroying a tyre on my trailer I fitted a TPMS.

The TPMS was cheaper to buy than the tyre that was destroyed by running flat.

Since then I run TPMS on my bikes, cars & trailers, it is convenient knowing when you are loosing air and it can save money too.

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I've been reading elsewhere that the cap-style TPMS units recommend use of metal valve stems. Guess I'm covered there, as the right-angle stems I've been using since my first tire change are indeed metal.

I'm a bit perplexed at the price variation between seemingly similar systems. I know you're not getting away from anything branded Garmin cheaply, but $60 per sensor seems steep. Or is the Sykik system just too cheap? A lot of the aftermarket TPMS systems that include a display unit are in the $100-$200 price range.
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