An accurate, durable, easy-to-read liquid-filled compass that simply clips onto any 7⁄8" or 1" handlebar. Luminous 1" floating dial on jeweled pivot provides smooth rotation. Clip is easy to remove for accurate readings away from steel motorcycle parts.
Also as durable as the compass is an easy to read, liquid filled -20°F to +120°F thermometer. It too clips onto any 7⁄8" or 1" handlebar. One inch diameter dial.
The clock clip is specially made for us and features a sweep-second quartz movement that is not really intended for outdoor use but the prototype survived two seasons on Ed’s 500 single so we think it’s OK. YMMV, however.
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Customer Reviews (14)
- Aerostich Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
Weighing the negative comments below against the many hundreds of these we've sold caused us to contact the manufacturer (including a link to comments on this page) with concerns. They advised us:
"…we had a problem with a bad batch of dial thermometers in early 2014." and "…after we discovered this, we had those thermometers remade, and now all we have in stock have better accuracy."
Our speculation, based only on these comments and experiences with some of our own Asian source supply chains is that there also probably have been a few limited or periodic QC issues off-and-on during the years before 2014. We have sold a few thousand of these altogether, over a twenty + year span, so maybe the actual number of inaccurate models was not large(?).
If you order and get one that reads 'off' by more than a few degrees, please give us a call and we'll be glad to send you another one at no charge. The best way to check is indoors, out of direct sunlight, noting the temperature indicated and comparing this against the ambient temperature displayed by room thermostat. Exposure to direct sunlight as on a handlebar will cause the reading to be off. (Posted on 12/28/15)
- Save Your MoneyReview by MIchael
- Too small to read and off by 20 degrees (Posted on 5/31/13)
- Waste of MoneyReview by MIchael
- It came stuck with N pointing S (Posted on 5/31/13)
- Waste of moneyReview by Steve
- Dont waste your money. You can't read the temps while ridding plus if you could they would be about 20 degrees higher than it should be. Totally useless. (Posted on 5/9/12)
- Fairly uselessReview by Highgear
- bought it as a last minute stocking stuffer for myself. I didn't realize it was going to be so small and nearly impossible to read while riding (guess I should have assumed that given the price). Temps seem to be fairly accurate so far but it doesn't really matter if you can't read it. (Posted on 1/5/12)
- ShortlivedReview by Doug
- Developed bubbles after a month, can no longer be read. (Posted on 12/15/11)
- Please do not buy!Review by rockerc
- Absolutely useless! I wish I had read the reviews before buying. According to it, it is 135 F this morning in AZ. Actually it is a balmy 75 F. I am going to go and hit it with a hammer, hard, because that will at least give me a little satisfaction. (Posted on 10/20/11)
- SucksReview by jdub
- Not impressed at all, very inaccurate. Reads 10 to 20 degrees above the ampbient temperature. When mounted on the handlebar, normally always out in the sun so it can read very high. On a 90 degree it was pinned above 140. Doesn't do much good to keep it in a compartment, how often are you really going to take it out to look at it. My suggestion, just drive by a bank... (Posted on 7/28/11)
- I purchased all 3 of thes...Review by Monte Vanover
- I purchased all 3 of these. Only the clock works. The thermometer is off 10 drgrees and the compass always points North. (Posted on 4/25/09)
- Nice design but terribly ...Review by Ben Friedman
- Nice design but terribly inaccurate. Today, it read 20 degrees farentheit too high. (Posted on 4/7/09)
- Sorry. The Thermometer...Review by Jose Mendez
The Thermometer worked well in the northern states. A little hard to read while riding, but you can get a ballpark temperture reading. While riding through Texas, the water in the Thermometer boiled out at 135 degress. It is useless without the water. (Posted on 5/1/08)
- Bougth the stick-on versi...Review by Chris Goodfellow
- Bougth the stick-on version of this thermometer from another vendor. Worked OK for about a year. Then on a day that wasn't particularily hot, while sitting in the sun probably, this thing pegged out and the indicator broke off. (Posted on 12/29/07)
- Don't buy this! Real junk...Review by Gary
- Don't buy this! Real junk. Out of the box temp was consistently 7 - 8 degrees off in the house at room temperature. Put in refrigerator, it read closer at 40 degrees but then has a bubble obstructing view. Aerostich needs to discontinue this so folks don't think they sell junk in general. My next step is taking this to the garage and using a 4 lbs sledge hammer on it. Save your money and buy Formotion. (Posted on 6/8/07)
- The thermometer is off by...Review by Bob Okada
The thermometer is off by 20-30 degrees. They are absolute junk, both the thermometer and the compass. I think I will glue a 35 mm film canister on the handlebar clip and use it for an earplug holder.
Shelton WA (Posted on 2/16/07)
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Three Little Clips…
Each of these devices has a few unique quirks. The Clock Clip (#4230) is by far the most useful. It's proven to be durable, easy to read and works great on bicycles, too. The Compass Clip (#2203) has problems finding north as soon as it's clipped to any handlebar, but it also snaps off in half a second and because it's nicely liquid filled it quickly points true as soon as it's a few feet away from all the metal. This remains a nice lightweight and out-of-the-way method of having a little analog backup in case the GPS fails in some remote place, or if your and your smartphone are way off the grid somewhere.
The Temperature Clip (#2212) is the most problematic. It's also liquid filled, but the numbers are so small that it's very hard to read, almost impossible...and it's not adjustable so if it's internal bimetallic spring pointer is off by a few degrees you need to figure out by how much and then perpetually add or subtract this number to know the actual temp. Pain in the ass, but still a lot less costly than the next option, which is this really nice digital (#4266, $15.00) that reads to tenths of a degree and also gives you the humidity. On the other hand that one isn't waterproof without modification and this Temp Clip does tell the temperature sort of accurately, uses no batteries and doesn't require figuring out a way to mount it. Clip on-clip off.