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Has anyone tried a temp gauge on their grizz? I hear they run a little hot (in the mud) and with summer right around the bend, the added comfort of a temp gauge would be great. The model I was considering is from J & T (http://www.jtatv.com/12%20volt%20gauge%20standard.htm) and sells for $80.00. Highlifter's temp gauge is $90.00 and I don't see why. The J & T is backlit, waterproof, and, mounts flush in your plastic, at your desired location, rather than the cheap handlebar mount that comes w/ the highlifter. Just wondering how well they work, if they're worth the $$$. Thanx for the input.
 

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I have a question, Is their anything special in the ATV specific water gauges that would prevent me ordering a automotive gauage from Summit?

I know that I would have to make the insert to go into the water hose and thread it for the sensor, but electrical wise would I be able to? Or is their any more problems I would run into?
 

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Yeah, the sender is the problem. I already tried it and the threads on the factory sender are metric so you can't go that route.

The J&T (and probably Highlifter) versions use a nice little Tee fitting that you plump into your coolant line, and has a port to screw in the sender. I tried to make my own out of brass fittings and by the time I'd put enough parts together to make it work, I had 6" worth of brass... not worth it. The J&T one comes with a great little aluminum one that weighs nothing.

I run the non-backlit mechanical one on my Predator and love it. I want one for the Grizzly too, but it hasn't been in the budget.

Rob
 

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I thought about that...Xtremegrizz, the reason I decided agenst it is because I don't think, for instance, an autometer temp gauge would be waterproof. However, Rob makes a good point too. Thanx guys.
 

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Well making the t-fitting would not be much of a problem for me I have good access to milling and welding equipment. Although....bluegrizz you make a good point on being waterproof.

Although a nice white faced phantom temp gauage with indoglo would sure look trick and match the dash backlight. Oh well was just a thought.

Thanks for the info guys!
 
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