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Hi Everybody

Ihave a 1981 gw from my dad andI would like to know if anybody knows what the gauge is that is on the dash/windsheild. it houses four of them and I know that one is a clock,one a Amp.gauge,and one is a Altimeter but the last one I have now clue. it is some kind of temp gauge but for what? it goes from -20 to 120 deg F. and when it is hot out here about 90 deg F, it runs about in the 110 range. any help would be great.

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baja65 wrote:
Hi Everybody

Ihave a 1981 gw from my dad andI would like to know if anybody knows what the gauge is that is on the dash/windsheild. it houses four of them and I know that one is a clock,one a Amp.gauge,and one is a Altimeter but the last one I have now clue. it is some kind of temp gauge but for what? it goes from -20 to 120 deg F. and when it is hot out here about 90 deg F, it runs about in the 110 range. any help would be great.

Thank you

Baja65 / Fred K
Sounds like an aftermarket add on. Does it look like this?

 

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Nah, some of the Hondaline fairings had a 4 gauge cluster in them. You see them on ebay from time to time. I just don't see one now. If it's -20 to 120 degree F than it must be air temp. Of course in AZ, it may get pegged out during the Summer!

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No, but the digital one looks good it is a analog gauge, It could be a air temp sitting in the morning it reads about 97 deg f, right now I was not sure if it was a Oil, or head temp, or something I should watchout for and not ride if it is to high.

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Baja,

I have an '82 Interstate with a 4 guage cluster across the fairing. from left to right the instruments are:

Volt Meter
Outside Temp.
Altimeter
clock

You may be missing the outside temp guage. Photo attached. Hope this helps.

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Baja,

I have an '82 Interstate with a 4 gauge cluster across the fairing. from left to right the instruments are:

Volt Meter
Outside Temp.
Altimeter
clock

You may be missing the outside temp gauge. Photo attached. Hope this helps.

Diego
Hey Diego, that's a pretty snazzy looking panel! Ever think of swapping the altimeter for an oil pressure gauge?
 

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Thank you Diego

Now I know, I do have that gauge I was not sure what it was reading because it peg alot of the time. :X :)So that will explains it and that does help I did not what to have a melt down on something. ;)Around here it can get 125+ deg f coming from the pavement. That is why night riding is a plus. I just ride back and forth to work mainly during the week, so riding in that weather in not too bad.:gunhead:and on weekends we head :walker:up north to the mountains where it is about 30+ deg cooler.

Thank you again Diego

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exavid,

An Oil Pressure gauge w/b smart, but I hike and climb a fair bit in California, so the Alti adds to the "cool points" about the bike that I really like. Helps a bit too when I'm looking for trailheads.

Diego
 
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