Oil temperatue aint worth worrying about the one to worry about is oil pressuretrying to decide whether it's worth buying an RR version of ebay for £50. it would be nice to see the oil temp but then again I keep thinking it's not really needed . help me decide please!
I will take care of the O-ring then. For sure, after know that, I will replace it before install. If the glass are plastic for sure can be easy damaged, so Ill take care too. Thanks.I think the main thing to keep an eye on is the rubber O ring. The one on the RR was fine even after a decade of (ab)use, the one on the cheap knockoff on the GS fell apart quite soon meaning I had to fish bits of O ring out of the sump
The remaining gauge works fine though, other than the O ring there wasn't that much difference in it. The plastic "glass" might not be petrol proof on the cheapies so might discolour a bit if you're clumsy enough to get petrol all the way over onto it. ;-)
Sounds about right. Indeed, it takes longer than you think. Another surprise for me was that during winter sometimes it doesn't get properly warm at all. I've had days where it barely cracked 60ºC...First surprise was how slow the oil temp raised, about 12 Kms to get the oil about 90ºC,