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Default Oil Dipstick with Temperature Gauge 63023-05

Not much to write about, Harley Davidson Oil Dipstick with Temperature Gauge part number 63023-05. Unscrew the original oil dipstick, put this one in. It doesn't pop up like the original one, it goes in one way and tells you the temperature of the oil, something I personally like to know.

I haven't stuck a different thermometer in the oil to see how accurate it is but I am guessing it is right. It's nice to look down and see what's happening.

I'm always looking for deals so I rarely pay full price but I did on this.

Final opinion: I would buy it again (even at full price).
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What temp should your oil run at on hot days?How much did you pay for it?Thanks for the review..
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My 2005 Sportster manual says 230 degrees is normal for our engines. I like having the gauge on my bike too.
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I paid the $45.95 the dealer wanted.

My temperature is usually just around 190, there have been a few hot days (90 degrees F) and I have ridden the bike at those temps in sort of stop and go traffic and the highest temp i have seen is 210+-. My ride to work and back doesn't have a lot of the stop and go type stuff, when it does it is very short.
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I've had mine for 6 months or so. A lot easier to get in and out than the stock stick.

I just ran about 6 hours yesterday in up to 90+ temps. Oil temp registered 200. During the winter it rarely gets above 170.

The temp does not need to get above the boiling point of water (212 degrees f) in order for the condensate in the oil to evaporate. Water evaporates at room temperature--in fact, frozen water (known to us in the business as "ice", often used to wrongly dilute Bourbon ) will evaporate. The correct term for frozen water evaporation is "sublimation". Has anyone ever noticed that the ice cubes in the freezer seem to shrink with time?

The speed at which water evaporates does depend on temperature, ambient humidity, air flow over the surface, and maybe other factors. Water evaporates faster as it gets warmer, as the ambient humidity declines, and as air flow over the exposed surface increases.

So, just because the oil doesn't reach the boiling point of water doesn't mean that the water isn't evaporating. If you think that the water may not be dissipated from the oil because the temp is not high enough, one can compensate by riding longer And that is what we all want , so the cooler the oil, the better off we are. I, myself, have often explained to the wife that the 15 minute ride home from work takes 45 minutes because it is necessary to get the bike warm enough to evaporate the water from the oil.

Sooo, if one switches back to dino from synthetic, not only does it mean that the engine won't last as long, but one cannot ride as much

Ok, I've had to much fun with this, I really ought to get a life
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I've had mine for 6 months or so. A lot easier to get in and out than the stock stick.

I just ran about 6 hours yesterday in up to 90+ temps. Oil temp registered 200. During the winter it rarely gets above 170.

The temp does not need to get above the boiling point of water (212 degrees f) in order for the condensate in the oil to evaporate. Water evaporates at room temperature--in fact, frozen water (known to us in the business as "ice", often used to wrongly dilute Bourbon ) will evaporate. The correct term for frozen water evaporation is "sublimation". Has anyone ever noticed that the ice cubes in the freezer seem to shrink with time?

The speed at which water evaporates does depend on temperature, ambient humidity, air flow over the surface, and maybe other factors. Water evaporates faster as it gets warmer, as the ambient humidity declines, and as air flow over the exposed surface increases.

So, just because the oil doesn't reach the boiling point of water doesn't mean that the water isn't evaporating. If you think that the water may not be dissipated from the oil because the temp is not high enough, one can compensate by riding longer And that is what we all want , so the cooler the oil, the better off we are. I, myself, have often explained to the wife that the 15 minute ride home from work takes 45 minutes because it is necessary to get the bike warm enough to evaporate the water from the oil.

Sooo, if one switches back to dino from synthetic, not only does it mean that the engine won't last as long, but one cannot ride as much

Ok, I've had to much fun with this, I really ought to get a life


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BTW. The Oil temp Gauge is Very Accurate, It is according to KEVM tested against a Laser Pyrometer !!
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i bought one when i first got my bike, the dealer or service guy actually told me there useless but after reading some of the temp prblems the rubber mounts have i think one of these and an oil coller should be standerd
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I think this thing would be like the gauge in your truck, never really gets used until that one time something is wrong. I like it there so I get used to the bike being at a certain temp all the time, then when it changes, I know something is happening.
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Cool I bought the same thing today and stuck it in the Scoot..
Thats strange Enough Huh ??

Anyway, I had been needing one for a While. And Snagged it today while visiting a dealer...
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I just got one. It fits so tight I can't get the leverage to unscrew it unless I take the side cover off. IMHO it sucks...your results may vary .
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