Why You Should Take Full Care of Motorcycle Tire Pressure

Real-time tire monitoring displays simultaneous data on tire pressure and temperature, keeping a constant focus on tire safety


Riding a motorcycle on an open road is exhilarating, but we often forget about tire pressure, a key safety factor. Checking tire pressure is essential. It ensures safe riding, prolongs tire life, improves comfort, and saves fuel.

Even today, countless vehicles hit the road with low tire pressure, which is hard to spot visually. This oversight can lead to accidents. If riders were aware of their low tire pressure, many accidents could have been avoided. Visually detecting low tire pressure poses a challenge. But Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) help detect low pressure, preventing serious accidents and saving money on tire replacements.

Maintaining proper tire pressure is crucial for safety and performance. In this article, we'll discuss the importance of regular tire pressure checks, how tire pressure sensors enhance safety, and offer simple tips for optimal tire pressure maintenance. 

Importance of Tire Pressure

Signs That Your Motorcycle Tire Pressure Might Be Low

  • Insufficient tire pressure will affect your driving experience. If the bumpy feedback is reduced on roads you are familiar with, your tire pressure may be low.

  • The tires will feel less responsive and the steering will feel heavy.

  • If it feels harder to push your motorcycle on flat ground, it could be a sign of low tire pressure.

  • If you feel increased resistance when starting, it could indicate low tire pressure.

  • If turns feel wobbly, take longer than usual, or steering feels off, you may have low tire pressure. Pull over and check the pressure soon.

  • On downhill sections, insufficient tire pressure will reduce the motorcycle's coasting distance and speed.

Abnormal Tire Pressure Results In:

  1. Low tire pressure increases rolling resistance, leading to higher tire temperatures, accelerated wear, and increased risk of blowouts. It also reduces handling and braking performance.
  1. High tire pressure reduces the tire's contact area with the ground, decreasing traction and making it easier for the bike to slide during turns or emergency braking. The central region of the tire also experiences excessive wear.
Motorcycle Accident

Mind the Tire Pressure Differences

Abnormal tire pressure not only adversely affects the overall performance of a motorcycle but also requires extra attention in specific situations:

Road Conditions and Weather Changes

Different road conditions (such as wet or sandy surfaces) and extreme weather (hot or cold) may require adjustments to tire pressure to ensure optimal traction and safety. For example, slightly reducing tire pressure on wet roads can increase the contact area and improve grip, while increasing pressure on sandy surfaces can prevent punctures.

Front and Rear Wheel Balance

In addition to maintaining the recommended pressure for each tire, ensuring balanced pressure between the front and rear wheels is equally important. Imbalanced tire pressure can cause the bike to lean during turns and accelerate uneven wear. If the front tire pressure is too low and the rear too high, it's easier for the bike to slide backward when turning.

Benefits of Proper Tire Pressure

Reduced Risk of Blowouts: Properly inflated tires are less likely to experience sudden tire failures or blowouts, which can be dangerous and costly to repair.

Enhanced Braking Distance: Well-inflated tires improve braking efficiency, reducing stopping distances and enhancing overall road safety.

Optimized Load Capacity: Correct tire pressure supports the vehicle's load capacity, maintaining stability and preventing overloading issues.

Prevention of Tire Damage: Properly inflated tires are less susceptible to damage from road hazards, such as potholes and debris, reducing the likelihood of costly tire repairs or replacements.

Noise Reduction: Adequate tire pressure minimizes road noise, contributing to a quieter and more comfortable driving experience.

Environmental Impact: Proper tire pressure reduces carbon emissions by improving fuel efficiency, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment.

Introducing Chigee Tire Pressure Sensors

Always Aware: Chigee's Dynamic Tire Monitoring

By installing Chigee tire pressure sensor, Chigee AIO-5 Lite system can monitor tire pressure in real-time, alerting riders to any deviations from the recommended pressure levels. This ensures timely intervention to maintain optimal tire pressure and improve rider safety.

Chigee aio-5 lite tire pressure sensor TPMS sensor real time monitoring

Alerts at Your Fingertips: Chigee's Warning System

Chigee tire pressure sensors act as a warning system, notifying riders of potential tire issues before they escalate. This proactive approach helps prevent tire blowouts, accidents, and injuries, ensuring a safer riding experience.

Chigee AIO-5 Lite Motorcycle Riding System with real-time tire pressure sensor monitoring.

Two Installation Options: Internal and External

Chigee offers both external and internal tire pressure sensors to cater to different installation preferences and bike requirements. The external sensor is easy to install with high-quality materials, offering real-time tire pressure and temperature monitoring.

For situations where the external sensor affects the wheel hub, Chigee recommends the internal sensor, discreetly installed inside the tire for accurate monitoring without compromising appearance. Choose the right sensor based on your bike's needs.

ChigeeTire Pressure Sensor

*The Chigee external and internal tire pressure sensors are designed specifically for use with the Chigee AIO-5 Lite or AIO-5 Play riding system. For standalone tire pressure monitoring, you can use the Chigee G3 Tire Pressure Monitor.

Next-Level Performance: Unleashing Chigee's Potential

By maintaining proper tire pressure, the Chigee AIO-5 Lite system helps improve motorcycle performance. Riders experience better handling, stability, and braking performance, resulting in a smoother and more enjoyable ride.

chigee aio-5 lite TPMS sensor offer improved riding performance

Boosted Riding Confidence with Chigee

With the assurance of optimal tire pressure, riders can boost their riding confidence and enjoy a worry-free journey. The Chigee AIO-5 Lite system allows riders to focus on the road ahead, knowing that their tires are properly inflated and their safety is the top priority.

Long-term Cost Savings

The Chigee AIO-5 Lite system helps extend tire life and reduce fuel consumption, providing long-term cost savings for riders. By minimizing tire wear and optimizing fuel efficiency, riders can enjoy lower maintenance costs and reduced fuel expenses over time.

*Please note that the brake discs on BMW's C400X/C400GT models may interfere with the installation of tire pressure sensors. Before deciding to purchase the Chigee tire pressure sensor, please confirm that your installation will not interfere with the operation of the tire pressure sensor.

The price of motorcycle tire pressure sensors varies depending on factors such as brand, model, features, and quality. Generally, motorcycle tire pressure sensors can range in price from tens of dollars to several hundred dollars. Basic tire pressure sensors are typically more affordable, while high-end sensors with advanced features such as real-time monitoring, temperature detection, and wireless connectivity can range from $100 to $300, which may be burdensome on the budget. Therefore, it is advisable to choose a product based on your specific needs and budget to ensure you select the right sensor.

The CHIGEE External Tire Pressure Sensor and Internal Tire Pressure Sensor offer exceptional value at under $100, priced at $94. Despite their affordable cost, these sensors boast advanced features including real-time monitoring, temperature detection, and wireless connectivity. What distinguishes them is their integration with the CHIGEE AIO-5 LITE motorcycle riding system, where they can display relevant tire data directly on the smartphone. 

Compared to other tire pressure sensors on the market with similar advanced functionalities, which typically range from $100 to $300, the CHIGEE tire pressure sensors provide great cost savings without compromising on performance.

Check out how to installing Chigee TPMS sensors. 

Tips for Motorcycle Tire Pressure Maintenance

Regular Inspection

Develop the habit of checking your motorcycle's tire pressure at least once a month or before long rides. If you notice a consistent drop in pressure, inspect the tires for damage.

Follow Manufacturer Recommendations

Refer to your motorcycle's manual for the recommended tire pressure levels. These specifications are tailored to your bike's make and model, optimizing performance and safety.

Check When Cold

Tire pressure is best checked when the tires are cold, as the heat generated during riding can cause the internal air to expand, leading to inaccurate readings. Check tire pressure at least every two weeks.

Visual Inspection

In addition to pressure checks, visually inspect the tires for signs of wear, punctures, or damage. Address any issues promptly to maintain tire integrity and safety. Regularly check the tread depth to prevent slippage.

Invest in Quality TPMS or Tire Pressure Sensors

Investing in a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) or tire pressure sensors can significantly enhance safety and convenience, with the latter being a relatively lower-cost option. With real-time data at your fingertips, you can have peace of mind knowing that your tires are operating within the optimal pressure range. Furthermore, tire pressure sensors eliminate the need for manual checks, saving you time and effort.

For any motorcycle rider who prioritizes safety and convenience, investing in a reliable TPMS or tire pressure sensor system is a worthwhile investment, with the latter being a relatively lower-cost option.

Chigee Motorcycle External Tire Pressure Sensor

Q & A for CHIGEE Tire Pressure Sensors 

1. Can the battery of the tire pressure sensor be replaced?

For internal sensors: Non-replaceable; a new internal sensor is needed when the battery is depleted. Battery life is about 2-3 years but may vary based on tire pressure check frequency.

For external sensors: Easily replace the battery using provided tools when depleted. Battery life is about one year, varying based on tire pressure check frequency. (Replacement batteries not included; must be purchased separately.)

2. Can TPMS support three tires?

The standard package for our MFP0019 Tire Pressure Sensors includes two sensors. Currently, our system supports a maximum of two tire connections. Unfortunately, it cannot accommodate three tires simultaneously. 

3. Why Is the Rear Tire Sensor Showing Higher Temp Than the Front Tire?

The rear tire sensor is consistently influenced by the heat from the engine and exhaust during motorcycle rides. This causes the temperature around the rear tire to be higher compared to the front tire, resulting in the observed temperature difference. 

4. How do I set TPMS alarm values, and what values should I set?

Refer to your bike's user manual for guidance on setting tire pressure alarms.
The high pressure alarm should be set at 20-25% over your normal tire pressure and the low pressure alarm should be set at 10% below your normal tire pressure.

5. Are customized pressure alerts available for each sensor on the AIO-5 Lite?

We regret to inform you that individual customization of high and low pressure alerts for each TPMS sensor is not supported on the AIO-5 Lite. The front and rear TPMS sensors are integrated into the same alert system, preventing separate threshold settings for each sensor.

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Abnormal tire pressure can adversely affect motorcycle performance and rider safety. However, by installing the tire pressure sensors, riders can mitigate these risks and enjoy a safer, more enjoyable riding experience. The Chigee AIO-5 Lite system provides real-time monitoring, early warnings, and enhanced riding confidence, ensuring riders can focus on the road ahead, knowing their safety is the top priority. Prioritize your safety today and experience the benefits of optimal tire pressure by a right sensor.

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