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Old 01-21-2012, 05:26 AM   #37081
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I got an analog therm, drilled a hole in the top of the dipstick, put in the therm with some JB weld. the length was about 3/4 in the operating range, so if I stop getting readings, then I know it's time to add oil. It's a 180 degree (indicated) that keep spinning well over 250 (est).

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Could you post up some pics or a link on yours. I think I ran mine low and hot = cooked piston.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:24 AM   #37082
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What should the oil temp be on normal riding and what is the max that i should watch out for?
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:14 AM   #37083
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Anybody using one of these?



Where the hell did you find room to put it????

I ran the Moose roll chart holder. I did make a mount for it though. I used a conduit ground clamp from the hardware store and a short piece of metal strapping. It raises the chart holder about 1 1/2" off the bar and allowed it to mount next to the headlight switch in easy reach on my hand to advance it while riding.

Think I spent $3 for the clamp and bolts. Worked perfect for years. I havent needed it so it just sits on a shelf now.





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Old 01-21-2012, 07:23 AM   #37084
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Im probbaly just gonna go with teh ram mount so i can just switch it between bikes
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #37085
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hey C-Dub

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:25 AM   #37086
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Im probbaly just gonna go with teh ram mount so i can just switch it between bikes
We used to put a big tan rubber band over both knobs to keep tension on the rollchart, it stays put and you don't have to wind the slack up. Trees are sneaky.
Strip of scotchtape down the back in case you go for an extended swim.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #37087
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We used to put a big tan rubber band over both knobs to keep tension on the rollchart, it stays put and you don't have to wind the slack up.
Strip of scotchtape down the back in case you go for an extended swim.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:32 AM   #37088
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We used to put a big tan rubber band over both knobs to keep tension on the rollchart, it stays put and you don't have to wind the slack up. Trees are sneaky.
Strip of scotchtape down the back in case you go for an extended swim.

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:05 AM   #37089
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Anybody using one of these?



Where the hell did you find room to put it????
+1 on RAM mounts.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:07 AM   #37090
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Could you post up some pics or a link on yours. I think I ran mine low and hot = cooked piston.
it was on sale at ralphs. I don't have the packaging anymore, but I bought two. One for the oven and one for the bike.

You can't see so well, but the lowest point on the therm is about 3/4 on the oil level range.



And it indicates up to 220. I also have the head sensor that goes to my vapor that I'm at about 180 deg, riding 60ish in 70 deg weather, while the oil is about 220. Going slow I get up to 240+on the oil and 240+ on the head. I think. I have documented it,and I've only ridden a handful of times on this setup.

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:25 AM   #37091
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And it indicates up to 220. I also have the head sensor that goes to my vapor that I'm at about 180 deg, riding 60ish in 70 deg weather, while the oil is about 220. Going slow I get up to 240+on the oil and 240+ on the head. I think. I have documented it,and I've only ridden a handful of times on this setup.


Thanks you just reminded me I need to bend the tab up on the stem washer
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #37092
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That is amazing. I wonder where he used the measurements from a standard engine and just reduced them or if he designed it himself, either way, VERY impressive!

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:05 AM   #37093
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I'm wondering about the fuel system and I ddint see anything with spark plugs
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #37094
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watching that video almost gave me a nervous breakdown
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #37095
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Thats why I didnt post "Hey Jungleplant"


By the way I finally got around to installing them tiedowns, Thank you


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