Originally Posted by Newner
So I raced in an a Enduro and my engine was cased in mud and the engine overheated scorching the full synthetic oil I had in the bike to the point it stunk. (see Below, Mud)
I would like to put a temp gauge on the bike but I do not want to spend the $40 on the dipstick gauge from XR's only. Does anyone have DIY fix for determining the temperature?
I find it a little surprising that your XR is "overheated scorching the full synthetic oil" if everything is "right". I've raced my 86 model for years in muddy conditions and never had that problem. Ok, my bike is equipped with an OEM oil cooler. Still...maybe if your stuck in a 1st gear mud rut for 15 minutes it will get that hot. Maybe your jetting is too lean or your oil level was low?
Gotta love that Oklahoma red dirt, eh?