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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #450 on: January 12, 2015, 09:56:08 am »
Nope. I replaced the battery on the front wheel but messed it up. No signal from the front and no messages from the front wheel. All coming from the rear wheel. Thinking about messing that battery up too.

Or just let it die on it's own. But if you have the tire off anyways...
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #451 on: January 12, 2015, 10:12:01 am »
Or just let it die on it's own. But if you have the tire off anyways...

Certainly on the next tire change but I might not wait that long.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #452 on: January 12, 2015, 10:12:22 am »
Sorry, but I am a little confused.  The dash is telling me that the battery is bad, when it's cold, but when the battery actually goes bad, the signal will stop and the dash will not give me the same indication I get when it is cold?  Seems a bad battery is a bad battery, and the dash/computer, since it is no longer receiving signal from the TPMS will want to inform me of such.  What stops the computer from notifying me that it is no longer receiving signal. 

This is my first dealings with TPMS and though I like the read outs, I don't like the silly blinking that interrupts everything else the dash is suppose to be telling me. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #453 on: January 12, 2015, 10:15:31 am »
Sounds like your not confused at all. Kawi is telling you to PANIC if the battery is low but completely ignore it if there is no battery.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #454 on: January 12, 2015, 10:38:26 am »
Sounds like your not confused at all. Kawi is telling you to PANIC if the battery is low but completely ignore it if there is no battery.
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH, I am beginning to see clearly now.  Low battery, fix it; dead battery, who cares. . . 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #455 on: January 12, 2015, 11:03:16 am »
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH, I am beginning to see clearly now.  Low battery, fix it; dead battery, who cares. . .

Now your catching on. Just like the "range" functionality. Just when you need it you cannot (unless you talk to Brian) because you must PANIC due to low amount of gas.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #456 on: January 12, 2015, 11:09:10 am »
That's why I use a trip odometer, and do fill ups before I ever get to that mess that KHI blessed us with on the 14. tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #457 on: January 12, 2015, 04:35:49 pm »
Just change the batteries.  It isn't that hard to do.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #458 on: January 13, 2015, 01:32:39 pm »
Just change the batteries.  It isn't that hard to do.

I did, after about a year, still get the panic message when it gets cold. Did it again to the front wheel and failed. Now I never get the message for the front wheel. Planning to "fail" again but with the back wheel.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #459 on: January 13, 2015, 02:17:26 pm »
Yep my did the same thing 2 weeks ago,stopped at the dealers and told them they had to call Kawasaki  tech to get it approved to replace under warranty  waiting for a call.you are right tomp it sucks when you can't use the read out when it won't stop flashing.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #460 on: January 13, 2015, 02:35:24 pm »
Question.  Does the dead battery need to be removed to break some type of signal contact, or can they be left in the sensor once they lose all voltage?  The PO replaced mine a couple of years ago, but I still get the flashing signal in the cold, that goes away once the air in the tires warm.  Found riding the snot out of it on back roads makes it stop quicker... Just saying.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #461 on: January 13, 2015, 03:18:16 pm »
Stupid question time, Tom. What is the air pressure in your tires when cold? Just curious
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #462 on: January 13, 2015, 03:23:46 pm »
Stupid question time, Tom. What is the air pressure in your tires when cold? Just curious
41-43 PSI, is where I keep them.  The read out on screen is normally pretty accurate.  In cold, flashes for a few miles then shows the above 40+ PSI read out, and only when cold.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #463 on: January 13, 2015, 03:24:51 pm »
Question.  Does the dead battery need to be removed to break some type of signal contact, or can they be left in the sensor once they lose all voltage?  The PO replaced mine a couple of years ago, but I still get the flashing signal in the cold, that goes away once the air in the tires warm.  Found riding the snot out of it on back roads makes it stop quicker... Just saying.  tp

You can leave the dead batteries in, although they could theoretically eventually leak and cause damage, but I think the point is that you don't care.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #464 on: January 13, 2015, 03:37:57 pm »
You can leave the dead batteries in, although they could theoretically eventually leak and cause damage, but I think the point is that you don't care.
Thanks.  Being old skool, or just old, I came from a tube based POV.  Could lose several PSI over night. 

I like the readout, as a reminder to check tire pressure occasionally, but tubeless just aren't as sensitive to pressure loss.

 Only my Dyna still has tubes, and check them before each ride.  A pain in the a$$ to do so, but necessary.  Thanks again for the info.  tomp
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