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    RROOKEY rrookey's Avatar
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    Ambient temp thermometer for my 05 R1200 GS

    I was just wondering what people are using for a thermometer to check the ambient temperature while riding, I think I saw a cooking thermometer secured to someone handle bars once but I cant remember.. just looking for ideas.. and I searched the threads first and didn't find much.

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    Thermometer

    I like the Wunderlich too but here is another for consideration.
    $52.00 at Amazon.com
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    I've done it at least three ways. The problem to avoid is the thermometer/case heating in the sun giving abnormally high readings - 188F anybody??

    My F650 Funduro had a mechanics air conditioning thermometer in its tube case wire tied down a wiring harness by the handlebars. It worked fairly well. My R1150 has a windshield extension and has a Motofizz thermometer from Aerostich attached to the back of the extension. It is at eye level and in the breeze of the laminar flow behind the extension. It reads 1 or 2 degrees high when moving, if in the sun.

    My K75 came with an indoor-outdoor thermometer mounted to the dash panel with the outdoor probe up under the triple tree where it is in the air flow but also in the shade. On the indoor setting the case sitting in the sun might register 10 to 20 degrees warmer than the outdoor setting using the shaded probe.
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    Here is another one that I saw on Twisted Throttle

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/oxfor...or-motorcycles
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    Smile Had one

    I had the wonderluch on my R1100RT. It was accurate as long as I was moving. I saw from 30* f to 99*f on that bike.

    The R1200R has a clock and thermometer in the display.

    I want a compass.

    David
    2012 R1200R 24,000 MIles
    2011 Versys 14,000 Miles
    2000 R1100RT 140,000 miles
    1976 R75/6 Odometer broken for over 10 years.

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