Quotation From Dpelletier's post above:
Spoiler: he thinks the thermobob is a good idea.
And . . . WHO manufactures and markets the Thermo-Bob?
I jest; AFAIK
the Thermo-Bob is marketed ethically; no numeric, quantifiable claims are made for increasing reliability and durability by virtue of the device.
Discussion question # 2: After the manufacturing discontinuance of the KLR650, what will demand for Thermo-Bobs look like? (Understand they fit Versys 650s.)
Quotation rom Voyager's post above:
I have come to the conclusion that jrdjr does not have such a background and thus is unable to understand the concepts and data behind the Thermobob. I don’t know what his background is specifically and he didn’t respond to my question asking, so I have to assume if he has an engineering degree it was a long time ago in a field such as sanitation engineering or industrial engineering where physics and thermodynamics aren’t emphasized.
Without value judgment, as I recall, jrdjr responded to your question (in his now-deleted post), disclosing his field of study was chemical engineering; that he was in a technical supervisory position, and that his duties included supervising a machine shop (whose machinists he respected). Again, FYI only, and subject to the vagaries of my flawed memory.