Scorpa 2018 Factory 250- hour meter+temp gauges

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Growzer, May 15, 2018.

  1. Growzer

    Growzer n00b

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    New bike and wow how good is it ( ability of the bike is far higher than the operator!).
    Decided I wanted to monitor engine temperature and keep track of my engine hours, fussy.
    Trail Tech temp gauge left over from my KTM 500 exf with the radiator fin option (10mm) so considering the radiator fins are no where near this, used JB weld to glue the sender into position on the radiator header tank at coolant level. Several options for the temperature sender are available. Fan comes on at 61 degrees C, max temp the other day was 73 degrees C plodding around in ambient 25 degrees C, wonder what it goes up to on our 43 degrees C days we had 2 months ago. Good guide to see when the motor is warmed up and ready to get into it. Trail Tech are quality gauges and have built in batteries, neat as.
    https://www.trailtech.net/digital-gauges/tto/surface-mounts

    Mounted the Works Connection gauge to monitor the hours for oil changes and hours on a tank of fuel etc. Also does rpms etc. Trail Tech also have the hour meter as well.
    Wrapped the sensing wire around the spark plug lead. Surprising how time passes in : hours while having fun.
    Easy to see hours and temp at a quick glance where they are mounted, self adhesive tape.

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  2. Bronco638

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    Very nice! I wonder if you shouldn't have glued the temperature sender to the bottom tank of the radiator. I always worry about sensing the temperature of trapped air (at the top of the radiator). That said, the fan switch sending unit appears to be right next to your temperature probe.

    I've ridden some events where the temps were in the low 90s, very humid and the fan pretty much ran all day. I have to assume that the Sherco engineers have more experience with these situations and therefore know more than I do. :D

    I've never heard of silicone tape. That's a great way to seal that wire. :thumb
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  3. Beatprojim

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    Nice! Some people, like myself, like to keep track of things so I have hour meters on all of my bikes. In addition to the mechanical aspects, I like to get an hour of actual riding in after work and the hour meter tells me exactly how long my bike has been running, versus a watch that also tracks my time sitting and looking at birds, trees, rocks, etc.
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  4. Growzer

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    Another neat tool I got was the Reiger suspension tool, makes it a lot easier to turn the rear adjuster

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