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Saw this, and thought that it might have an awesome application in racing, without having to go the whole motec system.......

Thoughts?

Gives you a a chance to quickly check temperature and pressure of both the front and rear wheels at a glance, while operating the bike......

www.smartire.com
 

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I could see some benefit to it, but not as much as if you were to do a pre-ride inspection every time you get ready to ride which includes tire pressure.
 

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From there web site:

SmarTire is no longer actively soliciting sales and distribution opportunities for its motorcycle product.
 

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If the product was dead, why wouldn't they pull it from the site? Interesting idea, I would have tried it for the right price.
 

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I also did a bit of further research....... The system only monitors every 7 seconds, and then only transmits to the display every two minutes, unless there is a 3 psi change within that 7 second period.

There are other alternatives out there as well...... Just none as good as the Smartire seemed to be, as they are generally valve cap mounted, rather than rim mounted.....

http://www.tiresmonitor.com.tw/wireless_tires_pressure_monitor_system_for_motorcycle.html

http://www.lionax.com/english/2007918.asp

http://www.esmartholdings.com/application.html (scroll down a bit)

http://www.advantagepressurepro.com/

I was more interested for a racing application, allowing you to monitor and change your tyre pressure dependant on what would keep the tyre temperature in the best operating range. I find that the tyres lose as a minimum 15-20 degree's C between racing, and actually stopping in the pits. This means that the tyre pressure and temperatures your seeing once you get back aren't correct as to what was happening on the track....

I may have to see what else is out there for this type of application.
 

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if its anything like the systems on cars & SUV's now they can keep it . . . those freakin alarms will drive you nuts :whiteflag
 
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