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  • FOBO BIKE 2 - Indiegogo Campaign

    From what I can tell, the original FOBO system was also a startup thru Indiegogo - this is a new version, and the sensors appear to be a bit smaller than the prior versions.

    FOBO BIKE 2 Indiegogo Page


    For those that have been considering TPMS, or needing an upgrade to what you have now, this might be the poor man's way of getting in on this.

    Yep, just put my name on this - and they have another few weeks to go.

    I'm considering it a holiday gift...delivery in December.



  • #2
    I got FOBO's about two years ago. Love'em!!

    Edited to add: don't forget to use them on metal stems. I got metal T-stems so I don't have to remove the FOBO to add air.
    2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
    USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
    US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
    2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
    2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

    50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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    • #3
      I'll add the T stems on the next tire change, but I sure like the idea of not needing to check the air each time I want to ride. It was cheaper than trying to fix the TPMS that came on my 2012, and I can put my spare wheel on, and still have monitoring. Thinking about getting a set for the car just so I can know if the pressure is low.
      Costa Mesa, CA
      2012 RED GL1800

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      • #4
        Update...fully funded in one week.

        There is still time to get in on these at this low amount if interested.

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        • #5
          I ordered a set; probably about time to replace mine. The older set can fall back to working on my trailer.
          2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
          USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
          US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
          2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
          2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

          50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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          • #6
            I haven’t had great results with mine. Slow and at times unresponsive. Maybe this next Gen will be better

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            • #7
              One final push, as the campaign closes at the end of the month...

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              • #8
                "We would love to let more bikers to enjoy the many benefits of the product and so we are glad to inform that we would extend the deadline of the campaign for 19 more days."

                https://igg.me/at/FOBOBIKE2/emal/19642923

                So, you can still get in on this!

                Ending should be around 20 Dec, but please check the web page, since this is the vendor in Malaysia

                Thanks!
                Last edited by kwthom; 11-29-2018, 05:36 PM. Reason: Updated link

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                • #9
                  Update - mine arrived today!

                  Setup in about ten minutes - valve stems included!

                  The only thing I've not done yet is compare my tire gauge with the sensors, just for educational purposes...

                  Then, it might be time for a short ride.


                  unclejohn Thanks for passing the info along on this!

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                  • kwthom
                    kwthom commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Both are about one PSI lower than the gauge pressure, but don't know if that's a kPa/psi conversion error or not.

                • #10
                  I have them on two bikes. I love them. Note to self. Make sure you remove them before having a dealer replace a tire. The t-stems will go on each tire as they get replaced as well. Makes it easy to know if you need to add air without crawling under the bike, etc.
                  Costa Mesa, CA
                  2012 RED GL1800

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                  • kwthom
                    kwthom commented
                    Editing a comment
                    I got both T-stems and straight stems with the kit...and the rims on the bike right now are 90 degree metal stems.

                • #11
                  Mine are due on Monday.
                  2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                  USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                  US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                  2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                  2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                  50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                  • #12
                    Another quick follow-up...

                    Sitting in my unheated garage. Interestingly, the front tire does read the air temperature fairly accurately, and I fully recognize why the back tire doesn't (insulated by the bike...)



                    After a high velocity flogging yesterday - about three hours with air temperatures ranging from low 50's to the 70° it was when I pulled into the garage.



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                    • #13
                      I was looking at your rear tire pressure thinking "Man, that's really low" then realized you use one of those BMT's back there. BMT != Bridgestone Motorcycle Tire
                      Costa Mesa, CA
                      2012 RED GL1800

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                      • #14
                        It'll be interesting to get a good handle of tire temps, especially when it's about 20° or 30° hotter than it was on Tuesday.

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                        • #15
                          I have been using FoBo for nine years now same original equipment works great good customer service very easy maintenance just change your battery once a Year and your good to go.
                          2010 Pearl Yellow L3, Double Darksider #856, Ultimate Midrider Seat w Yellow inlays, F4+4 Tinted, Live To Ride, Love my Wing

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                          • #16
                            Originally posted by flat6bagger
                            What the heck is FoBo?
                            FOBO is an add-on TPMS that links with your smartphone. It's a really good TPMS; especially for the price. Now they've come out with the FOBO2. I've had FOBOs on my bike for some time and bought the FOBO2 when they were being announced. In the process of adding in the updated FOBO2 app to my iPhone, I found it connected automatically with my existing FOBOs and actually read them better than the old app. So, instead of updating to the new FOBO2 devices, I'm going to hold them in abeyance until my old set need new batteries....then I'll make the effort of adding metal valve stems to my bike trailer tires and transfer them to the trailer.
                            2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                            USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                            US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                            2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                            2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                            50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                            • #17
                              Going to be ordering a new set of FoBo2 sensors i have been using the ones i have now for about 9 years now its time to upgrade i use the Tee Valves now its the only way to go. Good Product just change your battery yearly and your good to go
                              2010 Pearl Yellow L3, Double Darksider #856, Ultimate Midrider Seat w Yellow inlays, F4+4 Tinted, Live To Ride, Love my Wing

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                              • #18
                                Originally posted by Yellowbird View Post
                                Going to be ordering a new set of FoBo2 sensors i have been using the ones i have now for about 9 years now its time to upgrade i use the Tee Valves now its the only way to go. Good Product just change your battery yearly and your good to go
                                Plus 1 on the t-valves!
                                2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                                USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                                US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                                2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                                2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                                50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                                • #19
                                  After a tire swap, the sensors and T-valves are on the bike. I found *both* of my digital tire gauges; problem is, they only read down to 0.5 lb increments.

                                  The Fobo 2 sensors are still reading roughly 1 PSI low (compared to those two digital tire gauges which agree with each other).

                                  I don't see where my digital tire gauges switch to either bar or kpa (e.g. metric) measurements. I'm still thinking there is a slight error in the conversion to PSI from kpa.

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                                  • #20
                                    No one has mentioned the accuracy/usefulness of the Wing's own TPMS. Why would I need these (As loved by all of you as they are) if I have the on board TPMS? I like the Bluetooth feature set, but not sold that this is worth 100 bucks. Sell me.

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