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post #1 of 8 Old 11-18-2013, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Outside Temp & Compass for Wee?

Can anybody suggest a decent little gadget I could Velcro to my Pat Walsh dash or fairing panel that will give me a digital outside temperature reading and also a digital compass?

After getting a Sigma digital bike speedo, this temp/compass is really the only thing I feel like I am missing as far as informational display goes when I am riding. I do have a GPS mounted sometimes, but don't usually ride with it.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-19-2013, 08:29 AM
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Formotion products.
They offer a whole bunch of different instruments for your moto. I have an analog clock and temp gauge on my handle bars. You can get them with mounts or stick on

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old thread I know, but my experience with formotion was not good-beware

I got a clock and thermometer for Christmas from my daughter. I had hinted for them as I had them in the past and liked them.
The second hand fell off the clock a few weeks ago. I contacted formotion and explained the problem and that I had received it as a gift. I was told I needed a receipt for the broken clock to be covered under warranty. But I could send it in and pay for refurbishing.
I explained again that it was a gift-I do not ask for or receive a receipt when I accept a gift.
I was told three additional times-"no receipt-no warranty".
I find that to be absolute chicken $#!+ behavior.
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If you ask/hint for one as a gift, be sure to be crude and ask for a receipt too.
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Was hoping to see some decent recommendations, was thinking of getting something like this as well.

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On my old 2006 DL650 I wen't though several different choices. Any that did not have a remote temperature probe were crap as the temperature displayed was affected way to much by sun. I got a fairly decent one from Aerostitch that was advertised as NTO waterproof and wrapped it up good enough that I got a year or more out of it. Then I just gave in and got a Kisan Charge Guard that besides showing bolts and amps also displayed the temperature. It is still on the 2006. Lots of money but for me worth it.

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not digital but....

sometimes in a far away place I'm curious.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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Just bought these from Cyclemax. Take a look at the "witch volt meter" thread on the 2004-2011 650 section. Some nice pics.
Mini LED Digital Thermometer 45-1407
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The digital thermometers on Ebay are ridiculously cheap.......$2-$3 shipped (how do they do that???). Maybe look under "aquarium thermometers". They do have a pigtail sensor attached........I ran mine inside the front cowling, out of direct sunlight. Battery operated......mine still works after a year or so. I had to fabricate a little mount for it. Pet Supply Stores have them, but 5X the cost of Ebay. After spending $25 at Aerostich for a liquid-filled analog temp gauge that read waaay "high", I tossed it and went the cheap route.

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