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Interesting Observation - RDC
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:14:12 PM »
A client came in this morning to have his bike serviced.

As part of the To-Do list was to check on the rear Tyre Pressure Sensor, since it was just displaying --:--

I thought, "Oh well, possibly just a flat battery"

Plugged in the GS911 and it told me all was well, except that it wasn't displaying the pressures

Tyre Pressure sensor Status = "Both Sensors OK".



Took the bike for ride to wake up the sensor.  Still displays --:--
Came back to the shop and deflated the tyre.  Still displays --:--

Eventually decided to remove the tyre and replace the battery anyway.

Was I surprised when I found this!



This is all that remained of the old sensor.  Phoned up the client and asked him since when he was experiencing the problem with the TPS.  His answer: "Since I had the new tyres fitted!"

So his sensor was obviously broken off by the tyre changing machine when they broke the bead.

Once I had fitted and relearned the new sensor, all was well again.

« Last Edit: August 12, 2013, 03:16:18 PM by Jughead »

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Re: Interesting Observation - RDC
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 07:50:46 PM »
I have seen this a few times already :o

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Re: Interesting Observation - RDC
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 10:57:00 PM »
Hence the reason that RDC stickers are available, part-number 71217698971.
(item 3 in picture below)
But oddly enough rarely fitted.  :-\

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Re: Interesting Observation - RDC
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 08:32:34 PM »
this mostly occurs when the guys have tires fitted by these fly by night workshops.that don't know there are sensors they fit the tires brake the sensor and keep quite about it...

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Re: Interesting Observation - RDC
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 09:42:03 PM »
this mostly occurs when the guys have tires fitted by these fly by night workshops.that don't know there are sensors they fit the tires brake the sensor and keep quite about it...

Yip, in this case fitted by an illiterate farm laborer who tossed the broken sensor with the old tyre.

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Re: Interesting Observation - RDC
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 03:29:03 PM »
and the status it showed, is the last known status... thus the last time the Control unit had communication with the sensors... Unfortunately the RDC systems is not clever enough to figure out that it is doing 100km/h and not getting... a reading from one or either sensor... but that's just how the systems is...

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Re: Interesting Observation - RDC
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 03:56:30 PM »
and the status it showed, is the last known status... thus the last time the Control unit had communication with the sensors... Unfortunately the RDC systems is not clever enough to figure out that it is doing 100km/h and not getting... a reading from one or either sensor... but that's just how the systems is...

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Ah, now it makes sense!

Thanks Stephan.

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Re: Interesting Observation - RDC
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 08:07:54 PM »
 :o lightbulb