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Cool oil temp dipstick. :)

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Just make sure you follow the instructions about making (filing) your own upper & lower oil reference marks for checking your oil. Other than that its a slick item, though I don't have one personally.

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Actually, as the face of the gage says, XR's Only came up with the product. It's just a baking thermometer with a machined billet hex-head threaded holder along with a custom face insert. I think they got the idea from a european company. It's on the XR's Only website under "Chassis Parts" tab.

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I haven't seen the BD stainless filter , but its most likely the KIP stainless filter which is sold under different names and through places like Scotts Performance , etc. You can also look up ipsmotors on eBay and they sell stainless filters as well for ~$45 each including shipping. There's also a company called CRT who sells their Furious Flow stainless filter, but this filter can be completely dissassembled and individual parts can be replaced unlike some of the other stainless filters and the CRT filter is anodized red for that extra bling factor :thumbsup: Rocky Mountain sells the CRT stainless filter for $39.99 and they're a very good company to deal with. Here's their link. http://www.rockymountainatv.com/home.asp?sid=0004632947 I think if I was to try out a stainless filter, I'd probably buy the CRT from Rocky Mountain, but the stock paper serves me quite well.

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I purchased the thermometer dip stick from Baja Designs a couple of years ago. Water would get behind the guage and eventually it quit working. In my opinion they are a waste of money until they make one that is sealed better.

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I purchased the thermometer dip stick from Baja Designs a couple of years ago. Water would get behind the guage and eventually it quit working. In my opinion they are a waste of money until they make one that is sealed better.

I agree completely. Same thing happened here. Thirty bucks for something I can't even stick in a bird and expect to work properly...

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I think Qadsan said it best before. "What is the relevance of oil temperature in the frame"? It's there to be cooled and recycled into the motor. Only real way to tell exact oil temperature in my opinion would be to tap into the oil-line feeding the head or the oil in the clutch area. Then you'd know what your looking at.

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Isn't the oil in the resevoir coming FROM the head? So then the temperature of that oil would be after heating... in any case, it would be handy to look down and say "gee, 350°F sure seems a little hot... I'd better stop pelting the guy behind me with dirt." :thumbsup:

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I hear yah. My major point is that these mechanisms are very fragile. I had mine in operation for a month and it broke. Had some water get in there mixed with a bit of vibration and it was toast. Looked trick and worked for while but for 30 bucks...nah. Funniest thing: I go out to the garage and the gauge on my bike read 70 degrees. I was like &%$#@!?? I hadn't ridden in a few days. I started by freaking out on people for riding it and not telling me...then it came to me. It's a thermometer dumba$$..LOL...had to be there.

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>>I purchased the thermometer dip stick from

>>Baja Designs a couple of years ago. Water would get

>>behind the guage and eventually it quit working. In my

>>opinion they are a waste of money until they make one

>>that is sealed better.

>>I agree completely. Same thing happened here. Thirty

>>bucks for something I can't even stick in a bird and

>>expect to work properly...

I just bought one about 6 months ago and noticed the same thing happening... After I washed my bike, a layer of condensation would always form under the glass. I was worried that it would rust the internals, so what I did the first couple times was take the dipstick out of my bike, put it in my oven, and set the temp to 250 degrees Farenheit, and let it sit in there for about 15 minutes. Doesn't hurt the dipstick at all, and the heat drives the water out of the inside completely. Works every time.

Then I got smart. Got a few balloons from one of my kids, and now I put a balloon over the thing before I wash it.

I suppose I could run a thin bead of silicone sealer around the edge of the glass too, and that would fix the problem permanently. But that would be too easy. :thumbsup:

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