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Old 11-21-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Analog Oil Temp Gauge.

Got one of these in my accessory package. Any problems with the probe fatiguing and falling into the engine?
This one.
http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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I haven't heard of this happening nor have i had any problems-
I do recall a few complaining that theirs had discollered and could not read the numbers.
but i think it was in the first years
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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i had one one my sporty and the vrod but never had a problem.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Good to know. I've used them on my softail but it's in the tank. Just wondered if placed right into the engine would case a problem since there is a bit more vibration there. I guess it should be fine then.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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if it ain't given you a problem then i wouldn't worry with it
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #6
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Just discarded one. Glass fogged over and then cracked. No obvious reason, no abuse or over heating etc. Just broke.
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Mine is slightly discolored and I have seen it with condensation under the glass so I'm guessing it's been on my bike for a while ('05 VRSCA I picked up during Biketoberfest) and the rod is still plenty tight.


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Old 11-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #8
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Is it normal for the gauge not to go all the way down to zero when the bike is cold/off, etc or is does lower all the way to zero??? Mine doesn't....
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Mine goes down to the first mark above zero.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #10
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Had mine on the 2002 for 46K miles and still works like new.
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The gauge records the temperature of the oil regardless of whether the bike is running or not. It is a very simple device.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #12
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The gauge records the temperature of the oil regardless of whether the bike is running or not. It is a very simple device.
That's right. It's nothing more than a thermometer. Reads whatever temp the probe is in, air or oil.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:14 PM   #13
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mine seems to work good, no problems with it yet.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #14
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Just discarded one. Glass fogged over and then cracked. No obvious reason, no abuse or over heating etc. Just broke.
Same here and it was almost impossible to read the oil level on it. Went back to stock one and much happier.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #15
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That's right. It's nothing more than a thermometer. Reads whatever temp the probe is in, air or oil.
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That's why I asked 'cause mine apparently is focked up also...
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