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TEMP-STICK
The “Temp Stick” shows oil level and oil temperature

Temp StickA Motorcycle uses a high speed, high output engine that, compared with an automobile, is smaller and lighter. This combined with a smaller lubricant reservoir results in a lower thermal capacity in Motorcycle engines that can cause engine oils to reach temperatures as high as 320 degrees F. The “all-in-one” motorcycle engine design where - starter gears, clutch & power transmission gears - share oil with engine components, further complicates the thermal condition and oil formulation.

Motorcycle engine oil that runs at about 212 degrees F. is advantageous in that moisture (condensation) will quickly evaporate out of the oil. The process occurs at lower temperatures but more slowly. Above 260 degrees F. every 10 degrees halves the oils useful life. An oil temperature over about 300 degrees F. is unusual in a water cooled motorcycle and may indicate a serious problem.

Synthetic and synthetic blend oils offer some advantages compared with conventional mineral oil products. They perform better in extremes of heat and cold. They provide better oxidation resistance and thermal stability. They may run slightly cooler but they do cost more money.

The above information is pretty general – but not as much so as “I know my engine is too hot – I left some hide on my valve cover!”

By design, the temp-stick avoids looking like a meat thermometer and its small dial discourages reading it while riding. Some of you may have experienced a short but unplanned detour while trying to read temperature on the “oil bag” thermometer of your Harley

The "TEMP-STICK” is a direct replacement for the O.E.M. dipstick. It is crafted of billet aluminum and contains internal and external “O” ring(s) that seal and provide thermal and vibration isolation. This also allows rotation of the thermometer dial for ideal readability, once the dipstick is screwed in. Available in chrome only.

Valkyrie Temp-Stick / Sabre Temp-Stick
Please send:
$71.50 (CA residents add 7.75% sales tax)
Plus S&H:
$5.50
Total:
$77.00

VTX/VLX "TEMP-STICK” is a direct replacement for the O.E.M. dipstick. It is machined from stainless steel and contains an internal and an external “O” rings that provide a seal. It also incorporated a nylon tipped s/s set screw that, when tightened, prevents rotation and holds pressure on the internal “O” ring. A second s/s set screw acts as a lock screw. Available in high polish only.

VTX/VLX Temp-Stick
Please send:
$65.15 (CA residents add 7.75% sales tax)
Plus S&H:
$5.50
Total:
$70.65

YEAR FITS STK. No. PRICE
97-03 GL1500 VALKYRIE (ALL MODELS) TSGL1500 $71.50
02-Present VTX1300 & RETRO TSVTX1300 $65.15
01-Present VTX1800 & RETRO TSVTX1800 $65.15
88-06 VLX600 (C, CD, CDL) TSVLX600 $65.15
All Sabre TSSHA1100 $71.50

Victory “TEMP-STICK” replaces O.E.M. black plastic dip stick with a chromed billet aluminum fixture which contains a 1" dial and oil level mark(s) on the stem. Temperature unit is from “Tel-Tru MFG” – known for their excellence is measurement equipment – and is stainless steel. There are two internal and one external “O” rings to provide a positive seal and a delrin boss at the engine case to help isolate vibration and heat transfer.

Victory Temp-Stick
Please send:
$71.50 (CA residents add 8% sales tax)
Plus S&H:
5.50
Total:
$77.00

Kawasaki "TEMP-STICK" replaces O.E.M. Black plastic dip stick with a black aluminum adaptor and stainless steel fixture which holds a 1 inch dial and oil level marks on the stem. This unit fits late model 1700cc & 2000cc bikes where a dipstick is used to determine oil level versus the older "bullseye" sight glass models.

Kawasaki Temp-Stick
Please send:
$79.50 (CA residents add 8% sales tax)
Plus S&H:
5.50
Total:
$85.00
     
Suzuki M109 Temp-Stick
Please send:
  $79.50 (CA residents add 8% sales tax)
Plus S&H:
  5.50
Total
  $85.00
     

 

To order the the Temp Stick, simply visit our Order page.

     
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