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Old 10-31-2006, 04:35 AM   #1
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5 Function Digital Meter

Has anyone tried this out? Thinking about having the wife get it for me for xmas


http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...r-p-16951.html
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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Search engine says they are pretty crummy. Not waterproof, not reliable.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:55 AM   #3
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I found it thanks, anyone have a waterproof one they like?
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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$21 at CA Sport Touring. Not waterproof but I wrapped a layer of saran wrap around mine and it's done great on the KLR for 7k miles including a Labrador loop that just about destroyed my GPS and iPod.

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...de=Electronics

Sorry about the picture quality but the balancer needed adjusting

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Old 10-31-2006, 12:36 PM   #5
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I found it thanks, anyone have a waterproof one they like?

I do! this one:


http://www.glacierchain.com/temp120.html



I've tried a lot of them and most of the thermometers don't cut it for me. I've had this one over a year, no issues. It's kinda ugly for my taste so a dusting of flat black Krylon solved that. Good service from Galcier Chain too, nice folks to deal with!
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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Kisan's Chargeguard is a voltmeter, ammeter, and ambient temp thermomemter with remote temp probe and ice warning when temps are near freezing.. it's water proof and backlit, but it's not cheap.

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Old 10-31-2006, 02:09 PM   #7
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Where do you get it?
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:10 PM   #8
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I think Aerostich sells it.. you can also buy it from Kisan directly:

www.kisantech.com

Excellent customer service too.
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:06 PM   #9
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I like mine

I bought mine from CalSportbike for about $21.00

Mine got rained on a ton during my AK trip and although it got some condensation behind the screen, it went away during the trip and never stopped working. My volt meter is kind of shielded under my dash shelf, but it still get's wet in a huge down poor and my bike sat outside many nights during the trip getting rained on. That's when the condensation set in, but within a few days, it went away.

For $21, I'm not complaining. I think it does fine and for the price is a great deal.





Here is someone that uses theirs on their SV
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:06 PM   #10
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how did you attach under the shelf ??
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how did you attach under the shelf ??
I used very thin strips of velcro on the back of the unit and the top. That shelf actually has a little lip under it that worked perfect to put the back of the volt meter up against and then it's also velcroed to the bottom of the shelf by another strip. If you look in the 2nd picture I posted, you'll notice the "black electrical" tape holding it on the sides. The AK roads and Dalton highway were not nice to my setup along with hours in the hot sun, so my velcro started coming off. I re-did it when I got back home and it's holding up just fine with the velcro again.
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:35 PM   #12
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Waterproofing the Aerostitch thermometer

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$21 at CA Sport Touring. Not waterproof but I wrapped a layer of saran wrap around mine and it's done great on the KLR for 7k miles including a Labrador loop that just about destroyed my GPS and iPod.

http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...de=Electronics

Sorry about the picture quality but the balancer needed adjusting

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Where did you get that saran wrap, do they sell it at Home Depot?
I was myself considering using the package that came with it and sort of glue it to the thermometer so as to make it 100% waterproof.
I'm sure there is a way because not many people questioned its accuracy, more of its susceptibility to water.

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Old 11-01-2006, 07:22 AM   #13
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I tried two of those 5 function meters from Riderwarehouse. Besides not being waterproof, they were so inaccurate as to be worthless (temp was off by more than 10 degrees and the voltage reading by over one volt). I guess they're OK for entertainment (a good compliment to the gas gauge), but as instrumentation they're not so good.

Yes, $21 doesn't exactly say "precision instrument."
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:01 AM   #14
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Actually, I'd love to find just a little digital thermometer that would tell me nothing more than the air temp. I can't imagine something like that costing very much. Does anyone have any examples of what they use?
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:11 AM   #15
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Actually, I'd love to find just a little digital thermometer that would tell me nothing more than the air temp. I can't imagine something like that costing very much. Does anyone have any examples of what they use?

see post #5


or go to an auto parts store and buy a cheapie. It won't last in the rain and won't be very accurate, but you'll have an inexpensive digital thermometer on your bike.
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