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Reply #1 on: February 06, 2021, 06:01:55 pm
Just curious about this gizmo.  Anyone here ever tried one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Royal-Enfield-Oil-Temperature-Gauge-400-500-650-GT-Intercepter-Classic-Himalayan/254629820696?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144



I always had those in my Harleys.... I would have gone with that instead of the nice looking billet cap, only because these are functional letting me know the temp of the oil...  Too late now, I am not spending more on another plug.

But great find and thank you for sharing.  Would also like feedback from those that have it...
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Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 07:27:57 pm
Oooo, I like that.
Just had a quick look for us Brits, the only place I can see them is here, in Italy;
https://www.bestforbritts.com/en/royal-enfield-classic-500-oil-temperature-gauge/7777/

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Reply #3 on: February 06, 2021, 09:37:49 pm
Looks interesting but I'm hoping someone will try it and let us know how it works so we can see if it actually provides any useful information. Anyone?


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Reply #4 on: February 06, 2021, 11:49:06 pm
I have one on my INT650.  It does indicate increasing or decreasing temps.  I've seen a max reading of about 90C, which is very modest.  Not sure how accurate it is, because the bulb is very short.  Does not extend into the oil itself, picks up ambient internal temp and splash.  I did it more for cosmetics than real data.

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Reply #5 on: February 07, 2021, 01:27:00 am
We have a dash light for oil (you see it when you turn the key on).
Does anyone know if that is just monitoring oil pressure or does it watch oil temperature, or both?
I assume it is woven into the ECU and would shut down the engine if there was a failure - but don't know that for a fact.
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Reply #6 on: February 07, 2021, 01:28:02 am
It's a cheap, clever farkle.

A little hard to read, and I've never seen it go over 180oF, which is a testament to Interceptor's excellent thermal health.


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Reply #7 on: February 07, 2021, 07:16:17 am
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Reply #8 on: February 07, 2021, 09:51:45 am
We have a dash light for oil (you see it when you turn the key on).
Does anyone know if that is just monitoring oil pressure or does it watch oil temperature, or both?
I assume it is woven into the ECU and would shut down the engine if there was a failure - but don't know that for a fact.
Dash light is for oil pressure only, no it will not turn the engine off if overheating occurs as that could be dangerous.
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Reply #9 on: February 07, 2021, 09:59:21 am
Oil light will come on to tell you to stop your engine immediately. Do it, don't wait!
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Reply #10 on: February 07, 2021, 12:12:26 pm
In my opinion those things are useless, they're not accurate, and even if they were you can't seem them while you're riding. If you want to monitor your oil temp, fit a sender in the deepest part of the sump and install the gauge where you can see it.


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Reply #11 on: February 07, 2021, 12:16:49 pm
Easy to remember!

85 C = 185 F

Most 4 stroke air cooled engines run about that temperature!


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Anyone see one of these in fahrenheit anywhere?


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Reply #12 on: February 07, 2021, 12:21:07 pm
In my opinion those things are useless, they're not accurate, and even if they were you can't seem them while you're riding. If you want to monitor your oil temp, fit a sender in the deepest part of the sump and install the gauge where you can see it.
They look good and I still want one.
They don't have to be accurate,as long as they are reliably inaccurate. It is a useful reference.
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Reply #13 on: February 07, 2021, 12:34:26 pm
FYI Some might find this useful, it was taken from an older Rotax manual for their four stroke single cylinder air cooled engines, used in flat track, road race, off-road and street applications. It may have been updated since then, and those engines did not use an oil cooler, but I think the numbers are still accurate. All temps are in Fahrenheit
   
            195 to 230 - Normal operating temperature
            230 to 265  - Hot
            265 to 300 - Overheating
           


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Reply #14 on: February 07, 2021, 12:52:56 pm
If you want to get serious ... (for 20 bucks)
This remote thermometer will mount on your handlebar or wherever you want (40 inch cord)
Shows constant temp +/- 1°, as C or F, ranging from -4°F to 716°F
Has an alarm that you can set to any temperature.
With a magnet, you can track temperature as the oil enters your oil cooler or exits the cooler or the crankcase or the cylinder head.
You can monitor the ambient air temp and set a warning if the road is near freezing.
Some black tape or paint or a RE decal can make it look better. ;)
https://www.amazon.com/Technology%E3%80%91Instant-Thermometer-Digital-Sensitive-Returnable/dp/B08G1FMJQM/ref=sr_1_14?crid=EKMCFOF8HMY4&dchild=1&keywords=meat+thermometer&qid=1612700857&sprefix=meat%2Caps%2C257&sr=8-14
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