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I'm not sure why, but I have an idiosyncracy about knowing the temperature and fitted a digital temperature gauge (thermometer) to my previous bike. I bought it cheaply from a local automotive parts shop. It was designed for a car dashboard, so I had to take it apart and silicone the housing seam etc. to make it waterproof. This weekend I made a little aluminium bracket and mounted it on my R3. It actually came out nicer than I expected. Photos uploaded below..
 

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The whole addition is neatly free of the steering and the bracket I made mounts into an existing hole in a plate section of the frame that supports the instrument cluster, headlights etc. I used a nylock nut for safety and for additional safety, I put a little hook at the bottom of the bracket that partially hooks round the lower tubular section of frame holding the instrument cluster. You can see it on the left of the last photo, which is looking up from below. This little hook on the bracket means that even in the unlikely event of my nylock nut vibrating loose (not off completely), the bracket cannot swing down to jamb in my steering. That would not be nice.
 

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Excellent Job! Thanks for posting! I am eyeballing the same hole you used to mount a 12V Power socket. I have the parts ordered and should be here soon.

I always keep my bikes on battery tenders all the time when parked in the garage. The 12V socket in the handlebar area serves two purposes for me. Quick to plug in my tender and easy access to power my GPS.
 
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