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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Temp gauge

    Anyone ever mount a temperature gauge to follow engine temps?

    Since my ride ended with a huge disappointment last season due to the engine being too cold we suspect, I've given alot of thought to running a temp gauge. Just to see what the engine is really running at in real time.

    I scored what seems to be one of the last Wiseco pistons of the old style and don't want any more mishaps with the new set up I'm gonna run.


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    I've run temp sensors in the cooling bar and in the pisser hoses exiting the heads so I could compare temps. No reason you couldn't make it a permanent hook up.
    I think it was Auto Meter that had the adaptors I needed and I used their METRIC series because the guages sort of matched?? I'm sure McCaster-Carr will have the stuff as well.
    http://www.autometer.com/cat_accessories.aspx
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    I remember now it was the Phantom Pro Comp Marine guage by Auto Meter. Yes, I know there are many that are more acurate and read closer to the 140-180 range but for what I was doing it was good enough. I knew if the needle showed temp I could run. I noticed by the time I cleared the 5 MPH zone it was just a click over the 100 and I would hammer down when I hit the 140 range and never had an issue. I ran in the 160 zone most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Anyone ever mount a temperature gauge to follow engine temps?

    Since my ride ended with a huge disappointment last season due to the engine being too cold we suspect, I've given alot of thought to running a temp gauge. Just to see what the engine is really running at in real time.

    I scored what seems to be one of the last Wiseco pistons of the old style and don't want any more mishaps with the new set up I'm gonna run.
    Is this not a good reason to run t-stat? Just to slow down the water flow?

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    I ran a temp gauge for some test and tune.. Taped the thermocouples to #1,#3 Head and had dual reed out.
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    Beerdart,
    Are those polyflow fittings you are using for the water lines off the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 785 Pro Mick View Post
    Beerdart,
    Are those polyflow fittings you are using for the water lines off the head?
    Camozzi push to connect.

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    Cool, I think I may do it. As usual, I'll post pics.

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    I have one and it's hard to find a lower range than I have so the gauge almost never reads anything unless I'm towing somone or hitting it hard for a long distance Z http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/atta...1&d=1203173844

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    Z, I found a few that are in the lower heat ranges on Ebay.

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