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Bike Thermometer

Does anyone know (or have any ideas) of a suitable good quality thermometer for a bike? Digital or analog, prferably flush-mount, but could be handlebar-mounted.

I'm off to the Sahara in a couple of months (2nd time), and would like to keep an eye on the temp.

This is for a road-bike (Pan-European).
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there is a bar mounted thermometer in the aerostitch catalogue. i dont know for sure what its like but it looks very neat and unobtrusive.

or do you mean a water temp thermometer?

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No, I did mean ambient air temp.

Thanks, I'll have a look.
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I bought one of the Aerostich thermometres and, while it was handy, it only lasted a few weeks before breaking, while my REI bulb thermometre seems to be indestructible.

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I was after the same thing bout 6 months ago, couldn't find anything so I ended up making my own, if you follow the link thingy below there is a picture of the first waterproofish version that I have been using since october with no problems. Let me know if it's any use and I will make one up for you [I am currently building one for another GS rider]

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...6411#post36411


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Euh... Chris... I too have been looking around for one. Couldn't find one.
That's untill I followed the link above ;-)))) And it looks great.
Are you selling them? Yes? then sell me one.
No? How can I make one, OR, would you want to make one for me too?

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Here's a couple from my web site

http://www.morrowmarsh.ca/concours/t...uges-other.htm
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I purchased an Aerostich thermometer last year and flush mounted it, works great.

One caution, any thermometer needs to be out of direct sunlight in order to get a real temp.

I've noticed, the one we have goes off the dial when in direct sunlight. I have it mounted vertically on fairing.
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For those of you that live in mainland U.K, pop down to Maplins as they've got a good range of thermometers suitable for attaching to a bike. The electronic fishtank thermometer with a built in back light for around £7 is perfect. Get some velcro pads and mount it anywhere on your bikes cockpit.

http://www.maplin.co.uk

Thermometers to look at are Maplins code GW57M & L69AJ
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talking of fish tank thermometers, how about those stick on ones? i mean the black plastic ones that change colour with heat. they are cheap and you could stick them anywhere on your bike

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If it's engine and outside temps i suggest a Spa Design one - I use Oil as air temp and water as water.

Spa modified the water sender for me.

Have a look here at the larger images.

http://www.spa-uk.co.uk/design/dualgauges.htm



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I just use a simple probe thermometer that is common in the food industry - the range of temperatures displayed is from -20°C to +60°C. I just stuffed it into the space between the handlebar cover and the handlebar itself, then put a bit of foam on the end of the probe to dampen the rate of change of the thermometer (otherwise, heat from the engine would cause a temperature increase to be displayed at stoplights).

Cost me about USD 10, it's accurate to about 2 degrees.

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Turn off your Garmin GPS and push on and option key. You see temperature on your GPS display.....and some addition informations.

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Uh, not on this particular GPS model. I am a beta-tester for Garmin (the GPS in the photo will be available in stores this month, and I have had it since July). I already asked about temperature display - this particular model does not have the hardware support needed to display temperature.

Advances in electronics technology have enabled the GPS manufacturers to monitor critical circuit board temperatures without having to put in a special purpose temperature sensor - so, unless they want to have temperature display as a model specific feature, the GPS cannot display it.

Because this model is designed as an automotive unit, there was no compelling reason to have temperature display - it would only display the temperature of the interior of the car, who cares about that?
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This model (on photo) is IPX7 model? I have strange feeling, thats model isn't...

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