Okay. This is going to be a slightly long post. Got a call from CS on 6th Dec asking if I can bring my scooter to IBC Knowledge park on 7th morning to have the TPMS installed. I had no plans and agreed. The CS rep said it would take about 2 hours or so to have it done.
I reached IBC today morning at 10am and waited till 10:40 am for a service tech to book in the vehicle for installation. He said I should have the vehicle by noon or so. (Side note, I think saw @tarun roll in and thought I’d say hi and thank him for the TPMS and chat for a bit but he seemed in a hurry so didn’t bother him). So, I headed out, roamed around a bit and came back at about 1:20 and saw that everyone was at lunch. At 2:45 PM, the service tech came out and told me that my front brake pads were worn out and had to be replaced. I told him to do it. ( I speculate that this was when the wheels were actually removed from the vehicle). After a dozen calls to CS to get my service subscription in order, I finally got my scooter back at about 4:30 PM.
Unfortunately, I was too tired and hungry at that point to notice anything and just wanted to leave and have lunch. It was only after I got home I noticed that my scooter was missing it’s valve caps and the rims were a little beaten up. I didn’t realize I had to give instructions like @Cloudgraphy to the tech to not scratch up my rims Looking for some suggestions on how I can correct this. Stickers? (See the torn up portion in the gap on the rear tyre)
P.S. I should thank Melvin, Pragath and Manjunath for sorting stuff out the best they could.
Also, would have liked them to turn the rear wheel’s valve to the other side. The new valve’s are more smug and don’t bend a lot which makes it difficult to fill air using the Mi air compressor.
Now, onto a few things I noticed/ tried out:
- Left IBC with F30 R32. Came home with F31 R32.
- I wanted to try releasing air from the tyre to check the notification alerts. So, released air from the front till 2 Psi and almost immediately got a notification on my phone. Only problem was, I can’t get the notification on my lock screen. (I think that’s a me problem and not Ather’s, will try to sort it out).
3)While refilling the front tyre, I momentarily kept turning the bluetooth on the scooter on and off to see how fast the response is. It’s almost instant. by the time you turn the bluetooth on and go to check the pressure on the screen, it’s updated. Cool stuff. However, the response on my mobile wasn’t as quick. The updated tyre pressure still shows 2 Psi even after 20 minutes. (odd)
4)I tried the 3rd step while my scooter was charging. when I went to take it off charge, it got stuck on the charge screen. Do not know if this was because of the TPMS. Did a reset and it went back to normal.
What is the effect on the battery life of the scooter due to the TPMS. Does the scooter force a sync to the cloud only when tyre pressure reduces? (This could explain why the pressure didn’t update when I refilled it moments later). Does it update new (increased pressure) values only during the 15 minute sync ( that was done in the previous update to save power)?
What version of bluetooth does the TPMS use? can you still be connected to a headphone playing music and still receive alerts from the TPMS?
Why didn’t I get pickup and drop or the instruction manual? @abhishek.balaji
What are the dimensions of the TPMS? Could you share an image that shows us how it is actually placed inside the rim? (I assume it’s like the conventional ones that are attached to the valve)
Theoretically how big a nail would you need to damage it? ( if there is actually a puncture, the guys repairing it use a long corkscrew type of thing to repair the puncture. Would a mushroom patch used to repair a puncher damage it or affect it in any way?
I think the wording on the app can be a bit better. It says “optimum” for both sets of pressures. The ideal ones ( 32R and 30F) and if you have something near to it as well. A little confusing.
There are a few bugs.
This image makes my case. You can see even 0 psi says “optimum”
All in all, bad experience, but I think a good product that Ather has come up with.