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Old 01-20-2013, 09:12 AM   #16
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So, why do I need a thermometer?
Not saying you should have one. Don't get your shorts in a knot because someone talks about a piece of equipment you have no interest in. Gheez.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #17
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I like having a temp guage.. I've installed one on the last 4-5 bikes I've owned, and will install on future bikes.

While not critical most days, it's just a little piece of info that I like knowing. Ymmv

I get the smallest one I can find, usually at the dollar store. And velcro it in a convenient location.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #18
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Just introduced this small voltage, temp and time meter. And it is waterproof.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #19
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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?
I remember that place. They rent and sell kayaks and outdoor stuff don't they? North of Portland?
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:26 PM   #20
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Maggot, the $ stores often have some good stuff that can be used on a bike. Storage, note pads, plug ins, etc. Go for it.

And Sgt, I couldn't care less what you want to carry on your bike. Really!
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:24 PM   #21
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Maggot, the $ stores often have some good stuff that can be used on a bike. Storage, note pads, plug ins, etc. Go for it.

And Sgt, I couldn't care less what you want to carry on your bike. Really!
It's not about my bike, really. I don't have a thermometer on my bike but if someone wants to install one on his own bike, why not?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #22
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I buy a cheap indoor outdoor thermometer and clock from Walmart and zip tie it to my master cylinder hose for ease of viewing. It is not waterproof but really doesn't get saturated unless I am not careful washing the bike. Usually I just slide it out of it's zip tie roost and wash the bike, then slide it back in after washing

At the low Wamart price, even if it gets destroyed, who cares.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #23
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anyone using this one

http://www.aerostich.com/5-function-digital-meter.html
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #24
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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
I used one of those when I was an over the road trucker. Worked great and never let me down. Passed it on with the truck when I sold it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:45 PM   #25
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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?
I want to know just how miserable I should feel.
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