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Old 03-31-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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I finally found a decent thermometer.

I needed a thermometer for my bike this and picked up this one from ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/270909668509...84.m1497.l2649

It works surprisingly well. I compared it to my precision mercury thermometer and it's accurate to within 1 degree. The unit looks waterproof although I haven't tested that yet. The sensor is on a lead so I can hide it from the sun. It only cost me $11.50 with shipping. It only comes in Celsius though so I have to do a quick conversion in my head and the display is hard to read in sunlight. It needs some kind of shade.

I thought I'd mention it since it took me a while before finding a thermometer I liked.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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The day they will combine this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Digital...#ht_3382wt_905

with this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Ther...#ht_2870wt_905

I'm pretty sure they could sell a zillion of them.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Digital-...ht_2790wt_1163

This one is in 'Merican numbers, but doesn't look even remotely water resistant.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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Teltek

I am on my second year with one of these. They don't claim it to be waterproof but I haven't had any issues in over 20K miles. I just replace the AAA battery once a year and it keeps on working. I have the remote wired sensor under the beak of my 1200GS. It has a backlight that stays on all the time, I like that feature and ambient light doesn't impact the readability. It wasn't cheap but it is well made and made in the USA.



http://www.teltek.us/ProductCart/pc/...&idproduct=764
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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I needed a thermometer for my bike this and picked up this one from ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/270909668509...84.m1497.l2649

It works surprisingly well. I compared it to my precision mercury thermometer and it's accurate to within 1 degree. The unit looks waterproof although I haven't tested that yet. The sensor is on a lead so I can hide it from the sun. It only cost me $11.50 with shipping. It only comes in Celsius though so I have to do a quick conversion in my head and the display is hard to read in sunlight. It needs some kind of shade.

I thought I'd mention it since it took me a while before finding a thermometer I liked.
I would fill it with melted wax to water proof it. They are not water proof in stock form. Only the sensor is water proof.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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I would fill it with melted wax to water proof it. They are not water proof in stock form. Only the sensor is water proof.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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Mine looks like the photo SgtDuster posted. It's full of hot glue.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:23 PM   #8
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http://www.aerostich.com/motofizz-thermo-clock.html. This one is still on my k bike and after 6 yr stii on same battery
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:05 PM   #9
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I'm curious, why do you need to know the exact temp? If it's hot, I know it. If it's cold I know it and put on my warm gear, and pay attention to road conditions. Indicated temp of 34 in a high spot, will be less in a low spot, so I watch for ice, slush, etc. And I sure as hell know what camping gear I need if it's cold. So, why do I need a thermometer?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #10
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I'm curious, why do you need to know the exact temp? If it's hot, I know it. If it's cold I know it and put on my warm gear, and pay attention to road conditions. Indicated temp of 34 in a high spot, will be less in a low spot, so I watch for ice, slush, etc. And I sure as hell know what camping gear I need if it's cold. So, why do I need a thermometer?
So you can stop and call your buddies that wimped out on a ride and say "Where are you, it's XX degrees here!"

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:24 AM   #11
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I'm curious, why do you need to know the exact temp? If it's hot, I know it. If it's cold I know it and put on my warm gear, and pay attention to road conditions. Indicated temp of 34 in a high spot, will be less in a low spot, so I watch for ice, slush, etc. And I sure as hell know what camping gear I need if it's cold. So, why do I need a thermometer?
Looks like you don't need one. I am an accountant, I am anal about numbers I check my fuel mileage each time I fill up, I measure the tread depth all the time, I am just fucking crazy about number, hmmmm I wonder how many post I have with this one Just because you don't want to doesn't mean we all shouldn't
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:04 AM   #12
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To a great extent I agree with you.





Do you use a speedometer? A tachometer? An oil pressure gage? An engine temp gage?
You do realize many bikes do not have Tachs, oil pressure gauges, or engine temp gauges right?

I do use my speedo all the time cause I really don't like getting those pesky speeding tickets if I can avoid them.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:07 AM   #13
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, I measure the tread depth all the time,
I do too, I look at the tire and if it still has knobbies or it still has some tread good to go, if it doesn't have knobbies or it's showing cord, time to change it!
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:13 AM   #14
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I'd like to have one. You leave the house for a trip and it is a balmy 50 degrees. As you go through the mountains on the moist roads, you know it has cooled but aren't sure if ice is an issue. I'd personally like to know when I get closer to freezing temps, both for knowing if ice on the road is an issue or if the drizzle is going to turn to snow.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:08 AM   #15
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Not saying anyone shouldn't have one, just wondering. Don't get your shorts in a knot because someone asked a? Gheez.
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