Cool in Coolant by J&T Products
One of the biggest things overlooked by ATV manufactures is a
way to keep an eye on the coolant temperature of our liquid
cooled motors. Heat will wear down and destroy that very
J&T Products has come up with a very nice and
well put together kit to solve the problem.
J&T offers 3 types
of gauges for any application. First they have a 12-volt
standard gauge, also a 12-volt LED backlit gauge and a
mechanical gauge. All gauges have a Lexan plastic lens to
prevent breakage. ATV Source tested all 3 on a Banshee and
First part of the job was to open up the
well-packaged gauges and insure that all parts were there.
The kits were well put together and J&T Products thought
of everything needed and supplied it in
start installing the gauge, first remove upper plastics, find
the return coolant hose, and splice in the
Find a good 12-volt power source and make connections
electrical clips. Continue by making a good ground
connection, then run wires to your chosen install place for
the temperature gauge.
Next you need to cut a 2” round hole
where the plastic is flat and has at least 2 inches of
clearance behind it to install the gauge.
Install the gauge
and make all final electrical connections. (One nice thing to note
here is that the 12-volt gauges use a plug connector at the
gauge, making it easy to unplug the gauge to remove the
fender). Finally, re-install the plastic, and get ready to
fire up you ATV.
the ATV up and allow it to
warm up to operating temperature. Check the gauge to make sure everything is
working properly as the unit is running. Once completed, the
set-up looks really trick.
can ride, and at a glance, look down and see if your ATV is
running at normal operating temperature. If the motor starts to
overheat, the temperature gauge will give you that extra
needed time to stop and allow the ATV to cool down. In our book this
is one of the most important items needed on any liquid cooled
For more information about J&T Products you can visit
Lapeer, Michigan USA