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Old 01-27-2010, 04:27 AM   #1
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I noticed today on the neobuggy site an add for SH, and in one part of the add they show their engine with a thermal sticker on the head for quick engine temps. as anyone tried using a thermal sticker of any kind as a quick reference guide? as long as the sticker actually stays on the head it sounds like a good idea. i realize this wont replace the temp gauge but if its at all accurate it would at least give a quick ballpark.
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I saw that as well, interesting.
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Motocross guys have been using them for years. They work pretty well...but you'd obviously need a way to ensure it stayed on the head ;-)

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That's a pretty good idea. I never really tune to temps, but, it's nice to have something as a quick, ballpark reference.
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Interesting... you'd want to experiment a bit though. Temp on the top of the cooling head can be MUCH different than the temp at the glow plug, which is what we normally measure. So... compare the two... once you know how much they differ this might not be a bad solution.
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Interesting... you'd want to experiment a bit though. Temp on the top of the cooling head can be MUCH different than the temp at the glow plug, which is what we normally measure. So... compare the two... once you know how much they differ this might not be a bad solution.
I guess that ideally, the sticker would be applied to the crankcase, right beneath the cooling head. That having been said, I don't think that there's enough flat surface area on the crankcase to mount such a sticker... Which is why I think Domit's solution deserves a +1.
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Anyone got a link to that pic or post it here?
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Anyone got a link to that pic or post it here?
http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news...p?storytopic=2
Its on the left, toward the bottom.
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i did some google searches and found some thermal stickers. they come in various sizes and temps. if i can find them small enough i might try sticking a couple on my engine in different places and see how it works out. i figure if they read read within 20* they might actually be of some use, for quick checks during pit stops or during the count down before the beginning of the race.
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