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Temp Guages on bikes

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by Mik84, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Just wondering what the go is with temp guages on bikes. I noticed the other day that me old mans 2000 xjr1300 doesnt seem to have a temp guage of anysort nor even a warning light(unless im blind ofcourse). Also when looking at the new R6 which im absolutely in love there seems to also be no temp guage.

    Am i missing something or what, surely youd want a temp guage when you spend 15k on a bike???

  2. new r6 has a digital temp gauge. twin cooling fans kick in automatically when the temp gets above 100, gets it back under in no time...

  3. I dont know either of the bikes you mentioned but im guessing that they have a digital gauge for the temp all bikes now days have one some where
  4. ok sweet i thought that was the possible case with the r6. But im pretty sure the xjr is all analouge and i couldnt find one anywhere.
  5. xjr they air cooled arent they if so they wont have a temp gauge you can fit one to the head if you like
  6. ahh, i see. Thanks for the info guys. Just thought it was a bit odd if they didnt.
  7. On an aircooled bike you'd be much better off adding an Oil temp guage.
    It'll be a more stable indication of total engine temp, you used to be able to get aftermarket kits that had a temp sensor that fitted to the end of the dipstick

    (good idea for water cooled bikes if you have the "dash" space)