Monday, August 2, 2010
Early this spring, it was cold, wet, and windy. It was a personal challenge to get any riding in on the motorcycles. Then, suddenly in late May, Michigan turned to hot and humid with plenty of rain and serious thunderstorms. All that got me interested in the idea of having a thermometer on the bike. At least that way, I could tell with authority why I was uncomfortable.
I settled on a Marlin's, partly because its the biggest and easiest to read and partly because he is a Michigan business. That way, I get to pay sales tax.
There are lots of ways of mounting gauges like this to a bike. I chose a mounting that hid my fork stem and was partly shaded by the handlebar. I enjoyed making the curvy shaped mount. Its really too fancy for the KLR, but it looks good anyway.