Cylinder head temp guage

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Gibson
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Cylinder head temp guage

Post by Gibson » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:27 pm

Hey guys,any one have any ideas where to get a good cylinder head temp gauge?

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Re: Cylinder head temp guage

Post by jagarra » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:39 pm

Are you looking for a permanent mount or something to use for troubleshooting?
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Re: Cylinder head temp guage

Post by Zombie Master » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:14 am

I use one of those lazer temp "gun" to check on the relative temp of the two cylinders. They are like $30. now. But if you want a constant monitor that's different situation. You should be able to tell if things are getting hot without a gauge.
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Re: Cylinder head temp guage

Post by barryh » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:43 am

Sparkplug washer thermocouples are one way to do it. Many digital multi-meters have a setting for type K thermocouples.

http://thermomart.com/cylinder-head-temperature-gauge
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Re: Cylinder head temp guage

Post by jnicks01 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:15 pm

I've used a simple Trailtech 14mm spark plug unit for my mopeds. Pretty accurate. Small too, so it can be hidden pretty well. It was about $40. That is just one cylinder though.

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Re: Cylinder head temp guage

Post by Wobbly » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:51 pm

VDO used to sell a cyl head temp gauge that would match the clock and ammeter in the RT/RS bikes. I may have one laying around.
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Re: Cylinder head temp guage

Post by Gibson » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:07 am

Yes thanks. Looking for permanent mount gauge for when I get stuck in traffic. This way I know when to shut down.

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Re: Cylinder head temp guage

Post by Wobbly » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:33 pm

Gibson wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:07 am
Yes thanks. Looking for permanent mount gauge for when I get stuck in traffic.
The "gauge" you need is a cell phone mount so you can run WAZE and avoid the traffic to begin with !

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