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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 05:04:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by whyhaveone [+]
I've also been looking for a while now and have not found anything that I like.  :003:

It can be useful on those rides where the temp drops suddenly and you want to know about the possibility of icy roads, I agree it's also fun to have for those high temps.

Well I've gone for this to hopefully tide me over for a while until I can find something decent or get over the problem, theory is it will stick somewhere unobtrusive!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LVW9VS0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2017, 12:32:10 AM »
Well you can't argue that's not value for money!  :047:
Thermometer and analogue hygrometer delivered to your door and all for 85p. I wonder what else Mr Rongwen has in his store  for the discerning SX  owner. :822:

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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 05:49:08 AM »
Lol exactly! I assume it works so better than nothing 😉

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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2017, 10:34:28 AM »
In my view temperature gauge, gear indicator and cigar/usb socket should have been built in, standard fittings years ago.
All the traction control malarky (except for abs and the setting that keeps the front wheel on the ground) are just technology driven gizmos, put on bikes because the electronics is available and cheap, rather than because most riders actually need them.
Let us know how you get on with Mr Rongwen's guage.

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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2017, 02:55:41 PM »
Yep, can't go wrong at that price.

I have a 12V socket that I used to use to charge my old sat nav. The new one is wired in so the socket is spare and I'm thinking of this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Charger-Car-Cigarette-Lighter-Socket-Power-Digital-Voltmeter-Thermometer-/142455269756?hash=item212afee97c:g:2tUAAOSwblZZKPHl
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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2017, 01:40:35 PM »
If you have the 12v, very interesting, has potential! I'd need to fit the adaptor to start with though, so something to consider. I wonder if it would be waterproof or does it sit in an area free from rain?

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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2017, 03:46:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by whyhaveone [+]
I've also been looking for a while now and have not found anything that I like.  :003:

It can be useful on those rides where the temp drops suddenly and you want to know about the possibility of icy roads, I agree it's also fun to have for those high temps.

This is precisely why I find an external temperature gauge useful.

I suspect if you only ride for pleasure then it's less important.
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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2017, 04:35:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by nrps1 [+]
If you have the 12v, very interesting, has potential! I'd need to fit the adaptor to start with though, so something to consider. I wonder if it would be waterproof or does it sit in an area free from rain?

Hmm good thought, I'll ask them by email.
My socket is out of direct rain when riding, but the area still gets a bit wet.

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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2017, 04:42:45 PM »
Judging by the usb at the bottom I'd say it's not and the usb contacts will get wet, either due to atmosphere or rain.

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Re: Air Temperature Gauge
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2017, 04:59:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by whyhaveone [+]
Hmm good thought, I'll ask them by email.
My socket is out of direct rain when riding, but the area still gets a bit wet.

If it's cheap enough though, who cares! Should be fine for a while :)

 


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