Haha same, that's why I started my own! :grin2:Sweet ! Love watching these build threads well.... build lol.
I went with a different light that would arrive sooner with Amazon Prime, I'm not very patient It took some work to get the rubber boot around the heats ink, but it should be fine. As Mike stated, the head gets a bit hot too get a proper reading when fully warm. I do know that when my bike is at the hottest it should be, the sticker indicates blue on the highest reading so I know that if it's not showing anything it's gotten hotter than ever. If that makes any sense.Nice build man. Did you get the headlight I linked you to? Also do you know of that temp sticker is accurate? I've been eying it up but I'm not going to waste the money if it's not even accurate.
Yeah for sure, coming from the Volkswagen community forums over at VWvortex.com, I can really appreciate the kind of knowledge and information shared on forums. Right now we are basically paving the way for people buying these things decades from now(hopefully they last that long lol), just as the people in Thailand have done for usBuild threads for the win, sometimes builds are the only reason I got to certain forums unless there are threads relating to and supporting that build. A year from now we should see some impressive progress by the members here.
Yeah I noticed after applying it lol, didn't think of it prior and since I didn't want to apply the sticker on a hot engine I just went ahead and placed it there. It's mainly just for reference and after running my Z for hours it shows the highest reading with a blue bar, so as long as I always at least see that blue bar I know all is normal. I did, however, buy the 3 pack so I can always remove it, or place another where you stated. How far up the gauge do you go on the side cover?I got one of those temp stickers too
but before sticking on
I held it in that same spot as pictured above but the engine was so hot I could not wait to see how high the temps would go as my finger was on fire
my guess was it would be too hot to read anything as I think those stickers are made for water cooled engines that have a better chance of staying at lower and more level temps
so I moved it to the right side engine cover I think where the clutch is
at least once I see what normal temps are if it ever increases drastically one day I will know there is a problem
been thinking of contacting this company that makes oil dipstick temp gauges, I've used a few years ago on past bikes
works really well, only thing with the z is such a short dipstick im not sure how tiny they can make them
but maybe I will message them and see
since I have a spare dipstick I could always send them mine to get the perfect size
I'm gonna take a closer look at the kit and see if i can piece together a kit for cheaper. Oil coolers are for the most part universal. Mounting, fittings, and size are probably the only thing that makes it specific.I wouldn't mind an oil cooler either, but I think they are around $400 or more
little too expensive for me, maybe one day someone will have a cheaper one