XR'S ONLY OIL TEMPERATURE DIPSTICK


14 replies to this topic
  • V908

Posted 13 December 2003 - 10:09 AM

#1

<font color="navy">Hey all! Does anyone have a XR's Only oil temperature dipstick on their XR400 (or even a later 250)? The picture shows one on a different bike (down on the engine instead of in the steering stem) and I'm curious how it fits/works on the 400/newer 250s. A picture would be great!

  • nobcreek

Posted 13 December 2003 - 10:22 AM

#2

engines with a wet sump have the dip stick on the engine and dry sump engines have them in the frame

  • V908

Posted 13 December 2003 - 10:23 AM

#3

<font color="navy">That's what I figure. Just wondering what it looks like (since that's a fairly prominent position on the bike) and whether it works as advertised...

  • CoreyClough

Posted 13 December 2003 - 01:52 PM

#4

Easy to see, and easy to read. This picture is about 1 year old. I wouldn't want to ride without the stick!


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  • V908

Posted 13 December 2003 - 02:21 PM

#5

<font color="navy">Great! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! :)

  • kiethco

Posted 13 December 2003 - 06:43 PM

#6

You wouldnt ride without the stick? You keep giving me ammo like this and you dont expect me to take a shot! :)

  • johnnyutah

Posted 13 December 2003 - 07:33 PM

#7

What kind of temperature are you looking for? In other words, What is normal operating temp. Ryan

2003 XR250R

  • CoreyClough

Posted 14 December 2003 - 12:06 AM

#8

The package that it came in, AND team_burk say that 250-300 degrees is O.K. I raised my maximum allowable temperature to 270, but I don't like to go higher that 250. I tested the gauge in hot boiling water first, to see how acurate it was, and it is right on the money. it's a great tool especially when letting your bike warm up before taking off for a ride. :)

  • team_burk

Posted 14 December 2003 - 07:24 PM

#9

:D :D :)

  • CoreyClough

Posted 14 December 2003 - 08:49 PM

#10

I knew that was coming! :)

  • kiethco

Posted 15 December 2003 - 12:19 PM

#11

Corey also used to test the boiling water with his finger to see if it was hot enough to test his dipstick in! :)

  • TimBrp

Posted 17 December 2003 - 08:17 AM

#12

I would be careful when using the dipstick in a dry sump bike. The idea of the dry sump is to cool the oil better than a wet sump. So by having it in the frame it may not be the exact temp your clutch, head, and anything else are experiencing. I would add about 10 degrees to the read out on the dipstick for accuracy.

  • mustangxr

Posted 22 December 2003 - 12:24 AM

#13

Yes, having an oil temp dipstick will make you a believer in synthetic oil. I switched to AMSOIL in my XR250 and lost about 30 degrees of oil temp!
Cheers, Pete

  • ThumperDan

Posted 22 December 2003 - 06:14 PM

#14

I don't have the Oil Dipstick but those results are amazing! :) I have ran synthetic ever since break in on my 400.

  • V908

Posted 22 December 2003 - 08:21 PM

#15

Yes, having an oil temp dipstick will make you a believer in synthetic oil. I switched to AMSOIL in my XR250 and lost about 30 degrees of oil temp!
Cheers, Pete

<font color="navy">It's December and you're in BC, Canada... I wonder why your temp is down? :)





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