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Last year I picked up a 2018 R1200GS and quickly came to the conclusion that I needed a spare set of wheels with different tires. I have a set with knobbies, and a purely road set for touring.

However, the purpose of this post is to discuss outfitting those new wheels, specifically front brake rotors and the pair of TPMS. BMW OEM rotors were quoted at $410 each and TPMS (RDC) at $250 each. I did a lot of research and found that Galfer Wave Rotor #DF702W at $170 each on Ebay, and BMW 3631-8532-731 TPMS at $15 each on Ebay both did the trick.

Dealer quote: $1310. My cost $370. Savings of $940.

If this doesn’t work out and I live to tell about it, I will revisit and revise, but in the meantime, I am buying gas and tires.
 

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The dealer quoted me $57 to program the tpms each time I change wheels. I found out that the “newer” bikes will auto recognize the new tpms after about 3 miles of riding. So far, I have been reluctant to change both wheels at once, not knowing if the computer can recognize the difference between front and rear, so I change the rear wheel, take a quick spin until it registers, then swap out the front, and I am ready to hit the road, or trail.
 

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The bike will auto pair one TPMS at a time.

These TPMS are working fine on my '14 GSA two for $20 through Alibaba - US $19.82 14% OFF|Front Rear Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor For BMW Motorcycle 8532731 36318532731 7694420 TPMS Sensor R 1200 GS F 700 GS F 800 S|Tire Pressure Monitor Systems| - AliExpress

If you purchase a TPMS Wakeup Device - this one ($18) works on BMW compatible TPMS - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076KL82JP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 You can wake up the sensor without riding the motorcycle and it will pair, then wake up the second sensor and it will pair.

Sooner or later you are going to want to reset your maintenance minder, you can spend big $$ on a GS911 or you can buy the appropriate ( https://www.amazon.com/OBDLink-Bluetooth-Professional-Grade-Diagnostic-Performance/dp/B07JFRFJG6 ) and the Motoscan Professional or Ultimate Version software ( MotoScan | Professionelle BMW Motorrad Diagnose App ) and use any Bluetooth capable Android device to perform these functions for around $125.
 
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Last year I picked up a 2018 R1200GS and quickly came to the conclusion that I needed a spare set of wheels with different tires. I have a set with knobbies, and a purely road set for touring.

However, the purpose of this post is to discuss outfitting those new wheels, specifically front brake rotors and the pair of TPMS. BMW OEM rotors were quoted at $410 each and TPMS (RDC) at $250 each. I did a lot of research and found that Galfer Wave Rotor #DF702W at $170 each on Ebay, and BMW 3631-8532-731 TPMS at $15 each on Ebay both did the trick.

Dealer quote: $1310. My cost $370. Savings of $940.

If this doesn’t work out and I live to tell about it, I will revisit and revise, but in the meantime, I am buying gas and tires.
I bought an extra set of wheels for rides across country, no rotors or tpms are these still working for you?
 

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Getting ready to change from spoked to cast rims, anyone know if the spoked wheel sensors will fit the cast wheels? The spoked sensor mount on the rim itself, while the cast wheel sensor mounts on one of the spokes, not sure how that works.
 

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Getting ready to change from spoked to cast rims, anyone know if the spoked wheel sensors will fit the cast wheels? The spoked sensor mount on the rim itself, while the cast wheel sensor mounts on one of the spokes, not sure how that works.
In my experience internally mounted TMPS do not mount to the wheel (as in the drop center) or the spoke. The sensor is held in place by the nut going thorough the valve stem hole. On Hex/Camhead the 433HZ TPSM sensor is no different for cast or spoke wheels. What works on one works on the other.

You can also run the wheels w/o TMPS sensors. If you have a GS911 simply enter 7777777 as the sensor code and it deactivates it in the ECU so you do not get a fault.
 

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^ I guess since I've not looked at the inside of a cast wheel I'm not sure how the sensor attaches. All I can tell is that the valve stem mounts into the side of the spoke casting at a right angle, compared to the spoked wheels where the whole thing mounts on the rim itself.
 

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There are different angle TPMS. What bike are you talking about.
 

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2021 GS1250, spoked vs cast rims? The valve stem on the cast is at 90 degrees to the rim while on the spoked wheel it comes straight up out of the rim surface.
 

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The parts diagram shows them to be the same sensor for both wheels like this one:

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However, it sounds as though you may need TMPS sensors that are turned 90 degrees like these:


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Well, I've bought a rear wheel, should be here in a few days, and working on getting a front. Once they get here I'll know whether I can re-use my exisiting sensors or have to pop for new ones. Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
 

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I had asked this question sometime back whether we on the older LC bikes could use the 90 degree TPMS and the conclusion was that the hole size was different between the rims or something. Lemme pull it up and post it here.....dont remember if it was here or on advrider.
 
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