Garmin Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor (TPMS) Overview

TPMS is an acronym for the Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor from Garmin.  This is a nice feature offered by Garmin as an optional accessory to many of the latest Zumo motorcycle GPS models.  We’re going to discuss what it does and how it integrates into a Garmin Zumo motorcycle GPS. How TPMS Works The Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor is a smart valve cap.  There are integrated sensors and a battery.  The sensors not only check the tire pressure but even detects motion.  The motion sensor helps to preserve battery life.  When you turn off your Garmin Zumo, the TPMS enters … Read more

How to Eliminate Glare from a Motorcycle GPS

A common issue when using a motorcycle GPS is sun glare.  The issue is most noticeable when the sun is behind your back.  A motorcycle GPS gets hard to see. Fortunately there are solutions called glare shields or sun visors.  This problem has been around for as long as people have been putting a GPS on their motorcycle.  Let’s take a look at how to eliminate glare from a motorcycle GPS. A GPS glare shield or sun visor attaches to the GPS and provides a shade over the top.  That small “roof” will shield the sun from the display and allow … Read more

How to Mount a Garmin Zumo or TomTom Rider GPS

A lot of media and marketing attention is splashed all over a new motorcycle GPS.  However, very little attention is paid to how to mount a motorcycle GPS.  This article will give advice on how to mount a motorcycle GPS as well as where to put it. Most motorcycle GPS devices sold over the past 5 – 10 years supply a mount.  Interestingly enough, they practically all include a mount from a company called RAM.  This company is based in Seattle, Washington and they have been making high quality mounts for a long time.  I have been familiar with their … Read more