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post #1 of 13 Old 12-11-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Where to put thermometer sensor

I bought a digital thermometer from Cyclemax. The sensor has a 18" lead. I'm going to mount the unit near the speedo. Where's a good place for the sensor?

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I don't know if you have enough lead but on my 2006 I mounted it under the fairing above the front tire. I drilled a small hole or two and used a zip-tie to secure it. This kept it out of sun and away from most of the heat of the engine.

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I guess the best thing is to mount it first.

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I believe the sensor on my 2012 V strom is under the headlight area at the front of the fairing. That's where I would mount it.
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I'm most interested in how you are going to mount the display? The only thing I can think of is double sided tape, but I am also not sure if the cheapo thermometers I got from eBay are going to withstand the sun.


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Copy this guy and mount your temp display just above the clocks.
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I'm most interested in how you are going to mount the display? The only thing I can think of is double sided tape, but I am also not sure if the cheapo thermometers I got from eBay are going to withstand the sun.
I'm going to mount it flush near the speedo. It comes with a clip to hold it snug. I use an old soldering iron to melt the plastic instead of using a Dremel.

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I'm going to mount it flush near the speedo. It comes with a clip to hold it snug. I use an old soldering iron to melt the plastic instead of using a Dremel.
The only issue with there is that sun hitting it can give you a completely wrong reading. That's why I put mine under the cowling above the front wheel.. no sun heat there and normally nothing comes from the motor either.

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