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Oil temperature gauge?

I such an item genuinely useful, or just a supplier of superflous information.Do they show whether an air-cooled is overheating (thereby overheating the oil), but as my xt6e doesn't have an oil-cooled head/barrel (unlike, say, a GSXR) is the oil temp a useful gauge?
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Cheers Patrick, more words of wisdom there. Reckon i'll save the cash and spend it on something else!
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If you're paying attention to your bike you can actually "hear" and "feel" it when its really unhappy as it begins to overheat. "Heed those ugly warnings" is best I can suggest.
Couldnt have put it better myself.
I actually made a temp gauge for our postie for this trip we are on now. I modded it out of an old VDO unit made for aircooled VWs, fits in the dipstick hole. It was cheap to make and it worked OK, but it made me paranoid. I ripped it out in the mountains of Flores somewhere.

Its a much nicer riding experience without it now. My relationship with the postiebike is much closer and I can tell when she needs a rest. Gives us an excuse to find a place to take in the scenery for a while.

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This guy seems to think it was important

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...pictures-26741


This one can be used for your Turkey at camp:

MOTO-DETAIL Motorcycle Oil Temperature Gauge
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That shows only ½ the truth...
Install an oil-pressure gauge as well:
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http://handla.swedol.se/images/large/HK-3011.jpg

Just check that the gauge fit your oilpressure system. As the opil get warm the pressure drops. As the oil get old the pressure fails to rise as high... good/usefull gadget -
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