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Hey, somebody with a 2012 red XCT wrote a review (which went "live" this morning) on webBikeWorld about the Doran 360M TPMS. You may want to check it out -- http://www.webbikeworld.com/r5/doran-tpms/review.htm -- if you're interested in tire pressure monitoring systems.
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I just added one to my XCT last weekend. So far so good.

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I just added one to my XCT last weekend. So far so good.
David, you talking about the same one, the 360M? I've had mine installed for about two months now, but with all the lousy northeast weather I've only put not quite a thousand miles on since then.

You read the review, and, if so, what'd you think of it?

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Hey, somebody with a 2012 red XCT wrote a review (which went "live" this morning) on webBikeWorld about the Doran 360M TPMS. You may want to check it out -- http://www.webbikeworld.com/r5/doran-tpms/review.htm -- if you're interested in tire pressure monitoring systems.
Depends on the sensor.

I had a car that had them and one went bad. When it failed, it disabled the info screen in the car to constantly inform me that the tire was empty, even though it was full of air.

I replaced that faulty OEM sensor with an aftermarket sensor. It lasted about 6 months. On the bright side, it is now failed in a state that tells me that the tire has 128 lbs in it. The computer doesn't mind this condition and continues to display everything else correctly.

Personally, I got a pretty good rear end for detecting when tires get low and my bike starts becoming unstable. Consequently, TPMS isn't something I find particularly useful.




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David, you talking about the same one, the 360M? I've had mine installed for about two months now, but with all the lousy northeast weather I've only put not quite a thousand miles on since then.

You read the review, and, if so, what'd you think of it?
Hey Bill

I did get the Doran 360M. I read the review and thought it was great, spot on. I have been thinking about the Doran for the past four years and decided it was to get one. I have been reading about them forever over on the Goldwing forums back before we bought our XCT . I mounted mine on the throttle side in the same spot you have yours, I also have the Heli bars but in chrome. Installation couldn't have been easier with just two wires and programing the unit was a bit confusing at first but only because I'm a guy and did not read everything step by step. Once I did it all made since and was easy peasy , well sort of, but not bad at all.

I have Dyna beads in my tires and did not feel any added vibrations from the added weight of the sensors, I even called Doran to make sure they would work properly with the Dyna beads and they said everything would be ok.

We ( me and my wife ) just got back from a 312 mile lunch ride, some back roads and about 128 miles of interstate on the way home. I have my baseline PSI for the front at 38 lbs. and the rear which is a car tire at 29 lbs. On the back roads I noticed a increase in pressure by 2-3 lbs. and on the interstate running 80 mph with the outside air temperature around 86 I noticed a increase of 4-6 lbs. in pressure , this I just verified by checking the tires with a gauge and comparing it to the monitor, all my air gauges seem to be off by + or - 1 lbs.

With that being said the highest pressure in the front was 42 lbs. and the rear at 35 lbs. We all know the tires will heat up and change the pressure so this just seems fine to me. I will do a recheck in the morning once everything cools down.

All in all I'm very happy with the Doran 360M and it gives me some piece of mind knowing that I will get a warning should any loss of air happen while traveling down the road. I might add two more sensors to my Bushtec trailer down the road, but being we only use it a few times a year I'm not sure its worth it. The bushtec tires are almost like run flat as they will support the trailer with no air in them ,so most likely not.

Oh yea one thing I forgot to mention , it is kind of cool to be able to check the air pressure at 80 mph...

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I did get the Doran 360M. I read the review and thought it was great, spot on. I have been thinking about the Doran for the past four years and decided it was to get one.
I'd been researching for a couple years, off and on, too. I'm pleased with the Doran system, too. But more importantly, in terms of the review, I tried to cover all the questions I had about that and other systems -- the details that no vendor seems to give you all at once. I made maybe half a dozen calls to Doran and a few emails, as well as calls to a few other companies, to try to nail down the details... both before and after purchase.

Thanks for the compliment, and glad you're enjoying the system, too. Man, does it beat checking that rear tire...

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Personally, I got a pretty good rear end for detecting when tires get low and my bike starts becoming unstable. Consequently, TPMS isn't something I find particularly useful.
Most riders do in the curves. It's the straights where people lose that bubble in the butt until the tire is too flat unless it's a run flat tire in which case a person really needs a tpms to let them know.
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Nice write up Bill. Just now had a chance to check it out.
Thanks, Bob.

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Bill, I just picked up a Doran 360M as one of my winter upgrades. how do you like it still?

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