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post #1 of 21 Old 05-21-2010, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Example of a thermometer mounted on the Strom...

I had one of these Formotion thermometers on a previous bike, very solid heavy construction, oil-filled and completely water and vibration-proof. Comes with a quality 3M adhesive pad on the back. I mounted it on the brake fluid reservoir, it's not interfering with removing the top at all and is well within line of sight while riding.

My experience with these is they are accurate while moving, and not accurate while sitting still in the direct sun. Not having an integrated and very accurate temp display is one thing I miss about my BMW. This is an acceptable compromise. This is a back-to-basics bike for me so I wasn't looking for a hardwired or battery-powered digital doo-dad. I want analogue gauges.


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Very nice but kind of expensive. Unfortunately not available in Celsius scale according to their website.....Fahrenheit means nothing to me

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Unfortunately not available in Celsius scale according to their website.....Fahrenheit means nothing to me
They are available in Australia in Celsius (-20 to +50C)they probably just don't advertise Celsius in the USA.
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Whatever happened to Centigrade anyway?

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Real men use Kelvin. And yes, my clock shows UTC.

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Very nice but kind of expensive. Unfortunately not available in Celsius scale according to their website.....Fahrenheit means nothing to me
It's available in Celsius or Fahrenheit if you search a bit online. It's kind of expensive at $40-50 but when you feel it in your hand...it's a solid, ruggedized scientific instrument. Definitely will last a long, long time unlike the disposable crappy stuff you usually find for this application.

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I prefer the RÝmer scale. But then, I gravitate toward anything old-school.

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It's available in Celsius or Fahrenheit if you search a bit online. It's kind of expensive at $40-50 but when you feel it in your hand...it's a solid, ruggedized scientific instrument. Definitely will last a long, long time unlike the disposable crappy stuff you usually find for this application.
Thanks for the info, I guess I did not search thoroughly enough....

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