Also, we don't know what temperature this thing measures, is it air within the wheel or is it influenced by the rim temperature (metal conducts heat, a black wheel can get quite warm), but it definitely isn't the temperature of the rubber
, at least not directly. While you can get the rubber up to 100 C when you overheat it, the air inside the wheel will likely stay much cooler since air is a good insulator. You can hold your hand an inch away from a boiling kettle and you won't feel 100 C.
So yeah, temperature is mostly a gimmick, you're interested in pressure.
FWIW the front wheel's temperature tends to stay at ambient despite how warm the rubber gets due to the constant airflow around the wheel. Makes for a good thermometer
The rear wheel's temperature gets warmer, likely due to the exhaust and worse airflow, but it isn't indicative of actual tyre temperature.
High pressure and temperature are ignored by me, previous comments tell me my pressures are good , what I look for and my prime reason for the TPMS, is sudden loss of pressure or low pressure when I start out. I have found my Pilot R5's are really good and don't really lose any air, or if they do, it is insignificant. So a low pressure reading on starting out from home would not get me to put air in the tires, it would get me to return home.Put the bike up on stands and look for a nail or screw. I can't remember how many tires I have replaced with almost new tread. I look at that monitor as a safety device, worth 10 times what I paid for it.
Edit** Sometimes we look back and realize we did something stupid and dangerous.
This was on my 2015, running PR
3's , I had a screw in the rear tire and plugged it. I had over 1000 KM on the plugged tire, that particular day I was heading towards Aylmer, I was late and booting it on the 401, I say booting, up around 7300 RPM , I got off on a different exit, wasn't paying attention and thought I made a wrong turn, I crossed the 403 Highway and became more disoriented , so did a U turn that turned out to be gravel road, about 2 KM on gravel I felt the back end go soft. Sure enough a flat tire, I was in a swamp, mosquitoes were sending out smoke signals LUNCH
has arrived . So I re-plugged that hole and took all back roads home, at a much slower pace, the minute I got in the door I called my local bike repair that stocks over 500 tires, yes I replaced that PR3 that had probably 5000 or more KM left on it.
I have had flats at 100 + KM/HR , once you are below 70KM/HR the centrifugal force diminishes, the tire wants to travel right or left, with my 2015 and the weight in my cases, I am 100% certain that 401 ride would have been a crash had it happened there ,instead of the gravel where I was under 30 KM/HR.