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My gauge cluster is screwed so I can’t trust it for oil or temperature warning. Hopefully I can find a used cluster for reasonable but until then can I put a temperature gauge on it for now? Where is the temperature sensor found?
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Pretty sure you wouldn't be able to use either the oil or coolant temperature switches to give you a gauge readout- they are simply on/off switches, temperature-dependent. You'd need to grab one of those after market cooling gauge setups, that uses an actual sending unit. Coolant could splice right into a radiator hose, simple install. Not sure how you'd go about getting an actual oil temperature.....
 

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If I could replace the sensor with one that would work with a gauge I would be fine with that. Where is the coolant sensor found? The other issue would be finding a sensor that would work.
 

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Top of the cylinder head
 

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For the amount of time, money, and effort your going to put into doing that setup it would be cheaper and faster to get one of the kits of ebay/amazon that you put in your heater hose.. I did that on one of my other machines and 5 years later still working great.. The gauge part is nice and small so you can put it anywhere..
 

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For the amount of time, money, and effort your going to put into doing that setup it would be cheaper and faster to get one of the kits of ebay/amazon that you put in your heater hose.. I did that on one of my other machines and 5 years later still working great.. The gauge part is nice and small so you can put it anywhere..
What kit did you use? I'd be interested in something like this.
 

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This is similar to what I had... have not used ebay in so long I forgot my pass so I cant get the the one I had... but same idea


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For the amount of time, money, and effort your going to put into doing that setup it would be cheaper and faster to get one of the kits of ebay/amazon that you put in your heater hose.. I did that on one of my other machines and 5 years later still working great.. The gauge part is nice and small so you can put it anywhere..
Sounds like yours is a digital gauge. How is it holding up in the weather? I live in Vermont so it would see -20 to 90f temperature and snow to rain on it. The gauge would need to be weather proof.
 

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I wish there was just a plug on the engine or a simple plug and play electrical connector I could do because I’m sure the computer monitors engine temp already for the fan


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Koso is perfect on my ride.
15 min install, no draining (will lose a few spoons of coolant only). Removed a ‘’plug’’ on engine, screwed sensor, hook 12 V that’s it.
Check web site you may need an extension for the sensor .


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you add that to a 400? Is there a spare plug on a 400 or just where the temp sensor is? What model Koso did you use?
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Hmmm I’m definitely interested in something like that koso... I like simple for these kinds of things


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Where would be a good place to wire into to get 12v with key on? I have a gauge to put in. Also a another good place to tap into for 12v when the lights are on for the gauge lighting?
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for anyone curious, the thread on the temperature switch is12mm x 1.5.
I think I am going to tap into the ignition switch wires. going to use the red/yellow stripe for the gauge light because that one is key on lights, and the red/pink stripe for the gauge power as that is always hot with key on in either position.
 

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Temperature switch in the head energizes the cooling fan circuit, the switch in the radiator then powers the fan on/off.

That's only on the older carb'd 400s, the ECM bikes have a different setup.
 
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