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Old 06-15-2006, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default Re: Curious about Running Temperatures

first post.

yes they do.

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Old 06-15-2006, 04:14 AM   #2
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Default Don't know, my Buell doesn't have a temp gauge

Don't know, my Buell doesn't have a temp gauge.



But I can tell you this, on a 117°F day when stuck in traffic the fan blows air around the seat area hot enough to burn through my jeans.
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Old 06-15-2006, 04:42 AM   #3
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Friggin SHAZAM!



I just realized why traditional Harleys have the highway pegs that spread your legs like you're giving birth..... it's to keep your blue jeans from catching on fire!



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Old 06-15-2006, 05:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: Don't know, my Buell doesn't have a temp gauge

Hell, on a 117 F day, I'm suprized that your jeans don't spontaneously combust just walking down the street!
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:25 AM   #5
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Default Re: Curious about Running Temperatures

My Busa gets pretty hot at times, but I only feel the heat along my calves.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:38 AM   #6
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Default Re: Curious about Running Temperatures

My trusty ST11 will toast yer legs, too.



Seems to be the way things are for full fairing bikes. Mags early reports say new gen BMW's have much improved heat control.



MCN & Rider Q & A have repeatedly confirmed that modern bikes run pretty warm.



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Old 06-15-2006, 05:43 AM   #7
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Another good reason to buy a naked bike!
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:01 AM   #8
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No they don't, my Ducati gets fairly hot between the legs, my Aprilia does not, ZX9R does not. Most naked bikes don't as they breathe a bit better without the plastic.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:02 AM   #9
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My old Sporty has an oil temp gauge, and after fifty miles on a summer day the oil usually tops 220 degrees.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:30 AM   #10
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Warmed up and running on the highway above 60mph and in air temperatures no more than 90F my bike coolant temperature is about 180F. At temperatures above 90F to about 105F the coolant temperature climbs to about 190F.



At slow speeds, less than about 40mph and hot temperatures above 95F the coolant heats up until the fan comes on at about 222F, which cools it back to about 210F. The hotter it is outside the faster this happens. However, below about 85F outside temperature the fan only comes on when trolling at very slow speeds or idling.



The fan blows the hot air around the engine and perimeter frame right into my legs and upper body at slow speeds or stopped.



Strangely enough, my Harley handles hot weather (above 100F) better than my liquid cooled sport bike. I have trouble with the Harley at temperatures below 45F, due to carburation.
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