Junk oil temp gauge - Road Glide Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
fragmentum's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 330
Junk oil temp gauge

So the HD oil temp gauge I bought in 2011 would get a little condensation in it from time to time over the past couple years until our trip to the Seattle area this past late summer/early fall when they were having record setting rain! Damn gauge would suck up a lot of water and finally wig out and peg temps.

Pulled all the gauges out to paint the inner primary so looked over this gauge to find out why it leaked.

It is not manufactured by the same company as all the other gauges, in fact, built in the USA. Other gauges built in Malaysia.

It has a poor retainer that promotes failure and cracking around the bezel retainer, which is also poorly crimped on. The other gauges have a washer under the crimped bezel retainer, and they seal quite well.

Yea, I'll probably be buying another one, and modify it so it will hold up longer.....

Stock retainer with pressure all the way around the circumference of the gauge body.

Stock retainer on the oil temp gauge but the too long circuit board stud needs clipping..

Bad gauge on the right, good gauge on the left...

If your not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room...
fragmentum is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel gauge, air temp gauge inop Crcarnage87 Troubleshooting for Road Glides 1 04-17-2017 07:19 PM
Engine oil temp? At what temp do you pull over? Mountainman Fluids and Lubricants 35 07-07-2015 04:47 PM
Oil temp gauge wanted (gauge only, not full kit" SickRick Wanted! (Buy or Trade) 0 04-08-2013 03:54 PM
Oil temp gauge bagger51 Aftermarket Accessories 13 03-02-2011 01:04 AM
Silver Face Oil Temp Gauge FLTRXS20 Classifieds Archive (3 months old+) 1 10-12-2010 11:00 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome