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Offline c14blair

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any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« on: January 02, 2013, 08:38:16 am »
i had dealership install new back tire, and now the low battery warning for tire pressure is flashing. i guess i was wrong in making the assumption they would replace the battery when replacing the tire. my mistake. i'm not taking it back to them, and i was wondering if there is a way to shut this thing off?
it's a 08 C14.

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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 09:15:25 am »
Take the wheel off and remove the battery or just let it die, which could take some time.  Mine have been dying when it gets cold for the last several years.
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 09:20:43 am »
i had dealership install new back tire, and now the low battery warning for tire pressure is flashing. i guess i was wrong in making the assumption they would replace the battery when replacing the tire. my mistake. i'm not taking it back to them, and i was wondering if there is a way to shut this thing off?
it's a 08 C14.

The battery was not designed to be replaced. Although it can be done dealers will not do it.

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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 09:27:33 am »
I'm not sure why you would think that the shop would replace the battery in your TPMS, did you ask them to? Shops won't replace the batteries anyways, they'll replace the entire sensor though. The system is not designed to have a easily replaceable battery, but it can be done.

You can make the warning go away for a while. Press the top dash button and hold it while you press and release the bottom button, then release the top button.
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 11:01:29 am »
ha ha, i guess i am just stupid. i just thought it would be like a normal thing to replace the battery or unit every time you replace the tire.

i am going to try with the display to see if i can disable the flashing notification.

thanks for the advice.

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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 11:58:27 am »
ha ha, i guess i am just stupid. i just thought it would be like a normal thing to replace the battery or unit every time you replace the tire.
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That's not stupid, that's just the way these should have been built. One of the few "what were they thinking" items on our bikes. Every manufacturer needs at least one.
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 12:09:46 pm »
ha ha, i guess i am just stupid. i just thought it would be like a normal thing to replace the battery or unit every time you replace the tire.

i am going to try with the display to see if i can disable the flashing notification.

thanks for the advice.

You can disable the message, but once you stop and then start again you have to go through the procedure again.  I just let it complain...  Takes about 5 miles or so to stop by itself once the battery realizes it's really ok.
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 12:23:11 pm »
I'm riding an '09, and I replaced the batteries over the last few days. Not all that difficult. I haven't taken the bike out yet to see if they work (too dang cold right now), but it was simple enough that I expect they will work. -On the other hand, I remember reading that there is something a dealer needs to do to get the TPS units communication with the bike. Is that so? I've read where guys have replaced the batteries as I have, and they just worked right away.

Is whether a dealer needs to do something a factor of which year the bike is? If mine don't work for some reason, I'll just check the TP manually. No big deal. I'm NOT paying $150+ each for two new sensors!
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 12:42:08 pm »
I'm riding an '09, and I replaced the batteries over the last few days. Not all that difficult. I haven't taken the bike out yet to see if they work (too dang cold right now), but it was simple enough that I expect they will work. -On the other hand, I remember reading that there is something a dealer needs to do to get the TPS units communication with the bike. Is that so? I've read where guys have replaced the batteries as I have, and they just worked right away.

Is whether a dealer needs to do something a factor of which year the bike is? If mine don't work for some reason, I'll just check the TP manually. No big deal. I'm NOT paying $150+ each for two new sensors!
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Assuming that you did the work correctly and that the new batteries are good, you should be good to go. Normally the only time that the dealer has to do some programming is when the entire TPM is replaced.
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 12:56:25 pm »
Then they ought to work. It seems no more difficult to do and anything else on the bike, though a magnifying lens and a head lamp really helped.

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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 01:45:47 pm »
You can disable the message, but once you stop and then start again you have to go through the procedure again.  I just let it complain...  Takes about 5 miles or so to stop by itself once the battery realizes it's really ok.


Mine no longer realizes it is OK.
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 02:50:07 pm »
Totally understandable in your situation...
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 03:00:17 pm »
Totally understandable in your situation...


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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2013, 03:07:07 pm »
That's not stupid, that's just the way these should have been built.

Exactly.  Plus, properly unmounting and then balancing and remounting a motorcycle tire is neither quick nor easy, nor is it cheap.  And for many of us, it is not terribly "routine" either.

And baring a total concept redesign, they could have at least used a larger battery.  And/or at least given the user the ability to [semi]-permanently disable it through the controls.  The TPS system is probably the single biggest flaw on the C-14 and one that could have been easily fixed or at least mitigated.
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Re: any way to shut off low battery warning for tire pressure?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2013, 03:19:02 pm »
They're covered under warranty, makes approx $300 every 3 years for the extended warranty worth it IMO...