Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Michigan, New Baltimorish area
A Question About Operating Temperature (for peace of mind)
One negative thing about keeping up on our forums is that many ideas have been planted in my head that I don't want to think about.
Such as operating temperature.
I comprehend there are numerous variables that influence operating temperature on our machines and would hate to think about one of you fine people spending a lot of time educating me on the variables when I feel I have a strong understanding of them.
My simple questions, and simple replies are appreciated.
1. What should the Normal/Idle operating temperature be approximately? (Fahrenheit) - I understand the variables - just looking for a range of temperatures to compare mine to
2. What is a concerning/begin to ride differently operating temperature? ""
3. What is a red-lined/dangerous/ pull over immediately / bike will turn off soon operating temperature? ""
Recently during two days of high temperatures (85 degrees F) with close to 100% humidity
My bike was operating around 7/10 bars on the temperature gauge
and the operating temperature was between 80-86 degrees F
Never really concerning myself with these thoughts before
but gearing up for a few 1,000-5,000 mile trips
I think I need peace of mind about these temperatures
I scanned the owners manual
I called my local dealer and discussed these things with the mechanic
but he never really focused his responses on the 3 questions above
Thank you in advance for your breadth and depth of knowledge
Please remember don't blow your fingers out or break your back typing responses
straight #s are good too
There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls,
Doing more murders in this loathsome world,
Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
I sell thee poison; thou hast sold me none.
Last edited by PLAGUE; 07-10-2019 at 08:07 PM.