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post #1 of 6 Old Aug 24th, 2006, 1:34 pm Thread Starter
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Question on THERMOMETER Sensor...

OK, today is the first day in over a month where it hasn't yet topped 100 degrees here in the dallas area. So far, my record ride showed 116 degrees on the thermometer of my 2004 LT when I fired it up, which dipped down to 109 after driving for 10 minutes.

Now obviously I don't think the ambient air temp was 116, so the sunlight on the bike (didn't have the cover on that afternoon) had some effect, but I was wondering...where is the sensor for the temperature gauge and how is it affected by things like shade, air speed (i.e. how fast you are riding), etc?

Just curious, and I know you guys and gals are the ones to ask.

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Pete,

I see the same thing hear in Austin just a little lower. I will leave work from a covered parking garage at 95. It climbs to 106 on the ride home and drops to 102 right before I get home. We are crazy to ride in that heat but it doesn't feel that bad with the shield down and the speed up.

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The sensor is under the nose and is affected by heat coming off the ground when stationary.
The temp display is also delayed a bit (1deg/min interval?? can't remember the specifics), so it isn't constantly flailing about. That's why it took so long for it to drop back down.

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Gotcha...

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Now if I can just find a way to bore about 350 holes into my Shoei X-11 without voiding my warranty to increase airflow to the ol' noggin, I'll be just fiiiiiiiine...
Dood!! Yer supposta take the helmet OFF first, BEFORE drilling!!

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I heard a rumor Pete got that from swiveling his head to check out pretty women as he rode around Dallas. Seems his young lady, sitting behind him, would slap him "upside his head" whenever he "rubber-necked".
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PS: wind doesn't effect temperature on thermometers, temp sensors.
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