oil cooler,oil temp gauge and air temp gauge

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by harleybyker1, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. harleybyker1

    harleybyker1 New Member

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    just a comment and a question,why would harley install such a worthless device as a air temp gauge on there bikes?and why don't they just have a oil cooler on all their models?would that not make sense?and i don't think that would add too much to the price of a bike.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    They do it this way so that you come back and buy the cooler and temp gauge and possibly have the dealer install it.:D
     
  3. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    But it is so useful, if it has water drops on top of it it is raining. If it reads 60 it is cold once it gets above about 80 it always reads 130 so that means it is hot.
    OK, maybe it is useless.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If they made standard every suggestion we have for gauges, seats, grips, windshields, etc. the bike would cost $5000 more than it does now and pretty much eliminate the huge aftermarket business that Harley and dozens of other companies enjoy.
     
  5. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    What he said...exactly. :D
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I was out on my bike last sunday it started to snow fairly heavily although the snow was melting as it hit the road air temp had dropped a fair bit during the time i had been riding but i didnt know by how much
    so knowing the ambient air temp would have given me sufficient info on whether to ride on a wet road or if there was a chance of ice
    i certainley wouldnt buy a car without one

    Brian
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    As we "seasoned" Harley owners know. Purchasing the bike is only the Downpayment for what's to come.:small3d036:
     
  8. Hoople

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    So True. That's like saying... "Honey, if I buy that Harley, think of all the money we will save on Gas!":p
     
  9. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    Brian, I would agree if they were accurate. Mine certainly is not. It always reads hotter than it is. :s
     
  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    perhaps but once you know how much its out it may give you the heads up on when things are going to get difficult
    Having said that i dont really intend to ride in thoes conditions it was 7 deg c when i went out and a couple of hours later suddenly dropped to 1 deg c just above freezing point mid afternoon in the second half of april
    it was a bit of a weather swing much later in the year than i had learned to expect

    Brian