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post #1 of 29 Old 04-16-2010, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Props for the Thermo-Bob

Had it on for a while now. I love seeing that needle in the middle. My 08 was never a oil burner like some of them, but I added a sip or two now and then. I haven't added oil nor has the level dropped enough to notice since I put the TBob on. Food for thought.




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post #2 of 29 Old 04-16-2010, 12:19 PM
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Yeah I will have to agree it is a great product . I have had it on my 09 for several months now and works great. Do you ever notice your temp hand rising when sitting still ?
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seeing my temp gauge never reach the half way point I should do this too. Maybe when it cools down towards the end of the season.

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Yeah I will have to agree it is a great product . I have had it on my 09 for several months now and works great. Do you ever notice your temp hand rising when sitting still ?
DD, If I am riding, it stays just below the screw. If I am sitting in traffic, riding slow circles in the parking lot to entertain my daughter, or it is super hot (or a combo), then it sits just above the top of the screw. Never higher than that, though.




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DD, If I am riding, it stays just below the screw. If I am sitting in traffic, riding slow circles in the parking lot to entertain my daughter, or it is super hot (or a combo), then it sits just above the top of the screw. Never higher than that, though.
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Thanks I was just curious. It seems like mine does the same for the most part normally it stays just a little below the screw. It does seem like it rises a little when sitting in traffic on a hot day more though. Overall though I will have to to say that out everything I have bought for the KLR the Thermo Bob is for sure the best. I only wish I would have known about it when I bought my bike because it would have went on the first day. Well worth the money
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No problem. I agree, it may not be a real "fun" farkle, but it would be one of the last to go.




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seeing my temp gauge never reach the half way point I should do this too. Maybe when it cools down towards the end of the season.
Chaztor,

I would do it as soon as you could afford to. Like I told Lockjaw I wish I would have done it when I first got my bike best money I ever spent. I just wish that kawasaki would do something like the Thermo Bob from the factory
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I agree, if I had it to do over again, it would have gone on immediately.




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block the radiator?

I have my flame resistant undies on so... how bout adding material to the radiator shield or fairing to block some airflow and raise the temps slightly?
Especially something quick(ish) release and use in the colder months.

I have not researched this but I'm guessing with the popularity of the thermo-bob its not recommended.

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If I understand it correctly it is not just the warmer operating temperatures it is the thermal shock caused with the opening and closing of the stock system and also the uneven heating of the cylinder that might cause uneven wear and ovaling of the cylinder. You can read all about it here. http://members.cox.net/watt-man/TB%20Testing1.htm

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