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Ambient air temperature gauge?

Has anyone fitted a ambient air temp gauge? If so what type and how much. The couple I've seen are selling for around three hundred plus. This seems a lot for a thermoset when some basic gauges air oil and speed start at $35 and go up.

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Like I always tell my wife, it doesn't matter what the temperature is, it is how you feel that matters. This time of year the 80s are brutal. In September the 80s will be a relief.

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Like I always tell my wife, it doesn't matter what the temperature is, it is how you feel that matters. This time of year the 80s are brutal. In September the 80s will be a relief.
No joke! I was sweating the other day and just miserably hot, but last year after that 100+ heat wave we had for a couple weeks, low 90's felt amazing!

As far as OP's question, I've looked too and it seems like your options are either expensive or cheap, nothing in the middle. Either those nice $300+ gauges, or a cheap digital one that you could mount somewhere. I just want a reasonably priced analog dial gauge that'll look good on the bike! But I've not found one. (I want other gauges first anyway)

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J & P Cycles have a big selection. Most can be handlebar mounted.

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I like this one myself;
http://www.jpcycles.com/product/730-719
Looks good and would blend right in.

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I like this one myself;
http://www.jpcycles.com/product/730-719
Looks good and would blend right in.
The only problem is that one does not fit a 1 1/4 inch handlebar on a voyager.I had these on other bikes and they look and work great but I have not been able to find one to fit our bikes.
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Like I always tell my wife, it doesn't matter what the temperature is, it is how you feel that matters. This time of year the 80s are brutal. In September the 80s will be a relief.

80's are brutal???????? I'm facing 100-103 in just a couple of months.

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The only problem is that one does not fit a 1 1/4 inch handlebar on a voyager.I had these on other bikes and they look and work great but I have not been able to find one to fit our bikes.
That's a pity it looked ok. I've never seen this unit apart from the shop photos but I have some plasti chrome adaptors from a cup holder that might make a difference What do you think

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That's a pity it looked ok. I've never seen this unit apart from the shop photos but I have some plasti chrome adaptors from a cup holder that might make a difference What do you think

Not sure what your adapters are but if they are just different size sleves,they will not work.The problem is the half cut out metal base is machined for a 1 inch bar max.And it uses an allen set screw to lock it on the bar.the only other part that comes off is the actual temp gauge itself, as it press fits in the housing and is removable to get at the set screw.
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Not sure what your adapters are but if they are just different size sleves,they will not work.The problem is the half cut out metal base is machined for a 1 inch bar max.And it uses an allen set screw to lock it on the bar.the only other part that comes off is the actual temp gauge itself, as it press fits in the housing and is removable to get at the set screw.
Fair enough thanks

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