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    Letting the tw speak

    Ok so crazy idea I've had for a couple years but never have got around to trying it. I've always felt that my bikes were somehow greater than the sum of their parts, They seem to possess they're own personalities. So to capatilize this trait I'd like to wire a temperature sending unit to a readout of some sort which displays the temp. Ok, this is where it gets interesting and somewhat less functional. I'd also like to send the signal coming from the sending unit to some sort of sound emitting device that's tone is linear to the frequency the sending unit dictates. So In short as your bike gets hot she'd start to growl at you which would intensify in urgency and volume as it reached the threshold of overheating. Kind of like the old aim-9 sidewinder missles would growl to the pilot allowing him to know if the heat signature lock was strong enough for a shot. I've seen one of the old sound board toys from the sixties that allowed you to play with different currents going to different audio emiting apparatus and I think a similar contraption would be the ticket rather than a speaker of some sort. Unfortunately this has been the extent of my theorizing. So hopefully this thread won't just die and our resident tw rider with the electrical engineering degree will chime in. No worries if you guys think this idea to be futile and a waste of time just shoot it straight and I'll take it. Although I do kinda like the idea. Guess the woman griping ain't enough so Ima try to let the bike get in on the party. Thanks for the patience of the reader who has made it to the end of this lengthy post.
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    If that doesn't work, you could rig up another old game device from places that had pinball etc.

    The one where you popped in a couple of quarters then tried to hang on to the handles as long as you could, as the electrical current got stronger and stronger. Rig it so that the hotter the engine gets, the more current flows; and attach the leads to a sensitive part of the body. Since Fred has Mr. Gizmo's old bike, I think it/he would be the perfect one to experiment on. :O

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    Hunh . . . . . I'd like my TW to sound like a Ducati !

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    I think maybe a temp sensor isn't the best bet. Maybe rig it to a tach or speedo or something. Attached to a temp sensor it would quickly reach whatever tone equates to operating temperature and then make that noise forever until you cut it off. I can only imagine that would get annoying after approximately immediately.

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    This is my favorite technique:
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    You may find this thread of interest:

    https://tw200forum.com/forum/performa...emp-gauge.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    This is my favorite technique:
    Literally laughed out loud!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    This is my favorite technique:
    Those should be mandatory for the first group ride of the season!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by old w/2 many guns & bikes View Post
    Those should be mandatory for the first group ride of the season!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavanjer View Post
    ..... Although I do kinda like the idea. ....
    I think it's a great idea! Probably the next generation of GPSrs will have it......."Danger Will Robinson!! Your oil temp is critical! .....Weeeapp Weeeapp Bong Bong Bonng!!!!!
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