I have some ten dollar remote probe thermometers that I use for my coolers so I know the temperature. I was thinking about gluing the sensor to the block somewhere. I could see the average running temperature n know when it changes. Wouldn’t take long to get used to. The gauge comes with a stick on tape.
That would certainly be an easier solution for anyone who didn’t want to have to crack the engine open. I know I’ve seen the temperature indicating tape for liquid cooled bikes that may work if you found a smooth place to stick them on and found one with a temp range large enough for an air cooled engine.
Like other folks have already pointed out, our bikes came stock with an overtemp sensor. So if you trust the sensor, and the tiny filament in the bulb, you should get a direct indication when the oil is too hot.
But since I lost the overtemp light function when I installed my cooling fan thermostatic switch, I wanted a direct indicator of engine temperature.
Yeah I use one of mine a lot for towing freight n skidding logs for firewood. We have a cabin two miles from the lake we get dropped off at. So a two mile pull. When the world is just right I get to pull a moose back. Have pulled 800 pounds in my Coleman canoe slash freight sled. Love my Suzuki’s.
Have a 93 KQ that has a lope to in the rear drive train. When on a flat surface like a dirt road when it gets to higher speeds it rides like a horse. Got a little lope in the seat. I’ve changed the u joints a couple times second set of tires. Has always been there. Have a question to double...
I look forward to getting to work on this new project with you guys. I just purchased a 1997 Quad King 300 (VIN: JSAAK42A3V2104273 ) with right at 2000 miles on it. Runs great and looks good. It just isn't shifting right. I can get it into neutral and reverse but can't get it into...
I've got a fault with my LT-F300 which I'm struggling to diagnose. It runs and starts fine, but when it warms up and has been running for 5-10 minutes it dies, and then I have no spark. If I leave it for 10 or so minutes I get spark again.
I've bought the PDF service manual but it's...