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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a way to place a gauge that reads the engine temperature? With these bikes not having any indication of temp of the engine oil besides replacing the dipstick with a temp gauge that's available is there anything else one can use that would be up closer to the rest of the gauges?

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What is having an engine temp guage going to do for you? Even if it does get hotter than you want it to there not much you can do about it except shut it off.
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I think the dipstick temp gauge is good enough coz it shows you when the bike is COLD / NORMAL TEMP / HOT TEMP

No matter if it is accurate or not, it still shows you the difference... Please note I found the same inner temp gauge for about 1 $ a piece, so when they got dirty or wet I can just replace them endlessly and keeps looking newish ...

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Why clutter up the beautiful dash or bars with a gauge that will not match the rest of the package. If you want an oil/engine temp gauge, just get the dipstick type - Quick, cheap, and easy option and it looks better than the stock dipstick.

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If the motor gets to hot it will automatic shut off.
If you pull the front aluminum V and look behind the left hand mirror you'll see a black wire stuck in a slot. Pull it out and zip tie it down lower to the over flow tube. Now you will have a more accurate ambient temp gauge .
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My last bike had a temp gauge and I guess I just liked having it, no real reason to "need" one though. Thanks for the thoughts.

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Because of their design, Vic 106 engines do not overheat. Granted, they can get hot, but no damage occurs. Ride it like you stole it and keep those revs UP. Ride no lower than the high 2K rpms - shift at 3500+. Have fun with it and stop worrying.
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Because of their design, Vic 106 engines do not overheat. Granted, they can get hot, but no damage occurs. Ride it like you stole it and keep those revs UP. Ride no lower than the high 2K rpms - shift at 3500+. Have fun with it and stop worrying.
I generally shift at 3000+ the vic really seems to like that better.
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Thins don't really get fun unless you're shifting around 5,000...



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Thins don't really get fun unless you're shifting around 5,000...


Agreed. I rarely shift before 4K min...


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