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On my 2015 GT, the increments are every 9/10ths of a degree, like 33.3, 32.4, 31.5. I wonder if that is to give the impression of accuracy?
I noticed that as well and was a little confused until I realized that [a rise/fall of] 0.9° F = 0.5° C and then it made perfect sense. Same thing with the cruise control bump. Instead of incrementing 1 mph per bump (10 mph per 10 bumps), it takes 16 bumps to get 10 mph. The bike may be displaying "real" units, but at heart it is still a metric machine.
 

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Good question. My ‘13 GT does the same, don’t know why.
 
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I had a '12 GTL and my brother had a '15 GTL. While riding anyplace together, my ambient temp always read about 5 degrees hotter than his.
 

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Glad it was an easy fix. BTW, I'm amused at the need or want of an ambient temperature gauge! :rolleyes:
Try riding in Alaska, in the spring and fall knowing the ambient temperature becomes very important. We have a very short riding season so a lot of us sometimes find ourselves riding in freezing or near freezing temperatures. It is fairly common to see ten degree temperature changes in less than a mile.
 

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Ok I wasn't clear. I meant the gauge on a bike. It is important to know the what the temperature will be on a trip. I just never felt the need to use the bike air temp guage. :)
 

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Mine is a consistent 3º above actual temperature since birth. Maybe mine is installed sideways? :p
 
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Is this the sensor that used by the tire pressure indications?

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The ambient temp sensor does not affect tire pressure display values. The TPMS (RDC) sensors in each wheel contain their own temp sensors for that purpose.
 

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I display temp exclusively as well. I live in a very dry state where it's either desert or fire so I ride year round as a rule. I monitor temps so I don't overheat myself or so I can be watchful of ice if there's any moisture on the roads. I will also install a pair of handlebar gauntlets in very cold weather. Since fuel and tire pressure monitors switch automatically if there's a problem, I'm fairly well covered for mechanical and comfort awareness.
 

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Since fuel and tire pressure monitors switch automatically if there's a problem, I'm fairly well covered for mechanical and comfort awareness.
I prefer to see those issues coming rather than waiting until the bike thinks it is time to tell me about them. I do not care how hot or cold it gets. Good gear mitigates that well enough.
 
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