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    I'm looking to add a water temperature gauge and sender (stock bike dash just gives hot/cold, not temperature).

    Any advice for where/how to install the temperature sender? I see the stock sender is threaded into the back of the cylinder head. I'm thinking maybe inline where the coolant leaves the engine on it's way to the radiator. I have a Gen 2 hayabusa.
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    Is there a plug on the front of the cylinder, driver side, behind the exhaust? I mounted mine there on the gen 1. You can buy an adaptor plug from heads up performance.
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    Thanks for the info PLK. I see the temperature sender coming in the back of the cylinder head (#27). And two bigger plugs coming in the front of the cylinder. I just need to confirm that those front plugs go into the water jackets.




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    Any particluar reason to pull temp from engine instead of water line out to rad?
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    Nope, just figured it would be slightly cleaner to thread into the engine. I may end up going inline in the hose heading to the radiator.
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    Pop a plug loose and see what comes out. It should let you know right away.

    I know the driver side plug on the gen 1 holds coolant even after draining the block from the water pump.
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    Thanks for the help PLK. I found an easier way for my setup. I already had this bypass coupling in line to the radiator, so I threaded the temp sensor into the bottom side of the coupling. I ran a ground wire to the coupling as well, seeing as how the coupling is isolated by hose on both sides.

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