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Post  alleycat on Sun Apr 07 2013, 18:46

When the bike is warm where should the needle sit? ... mine never moves off bottom and I didn't know whether its just because I've only even ridden it when its freezing outside or if the gauge or the sensor is fluffed? whistle

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Post  MrNutt on Sun Apr 07 2013, 18:51

mine barely moves off the stop to be honest. Only time I have seen mine move was in 30degrees in traffic at BC last year the needle rocketed up and was getting worried!!
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Post  SteveCat on Sun Apr 07 2013, 18:51

It will most likely not appear to move, not in this weather.
Many new owners have thought their gauges were faulty and has not been the case.
My ride today did raise the needle a bit, could have been the crawl I did some of the way or when let the engine 'breath' a bit Wink
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Post  Rosco on Sun Apr 07 2013, 18:59

As Stevecat said a few before you have queried their temperature sensor.

It'll probably be fine. In this weather I think the only way you'll see the needle move would be if you start your bike and let her sit for 15 mins or so on idle and probably an eternity to get to the temp for the fan to kick in.

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Post  bobh on Sun Apr 07 2013, 22:47

If you want to check it out, just warm the bike up at a standstill, i.e. tickover with frequent blips of the throttle. You should find the gauge eventually (10-15 mins) climbs to around 105 deg. at which point you should hear the fan cut in and bring it down to about 100.
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Post  alleycat on Mon Apr 08 2013, 20:17

lovely thanks for the info I feel a lot better about it now ... i'll just wait until the weather warms up before I get the spanners out and start swapping things out
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Post  alleycat on Sat Apr 13 2013, 15:48

went for a ride today (fair enough it was raining but it was a little warmer then my previous rides) and sitting in some traffic needle moved up to 80 so at least I know it works clink
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Apr 13 2013, 16:04

80's about normal(ish), don't get hung up on the temp guage though. You may well find in the warmer weather (if we get any), that the temp goes well over 100+ . . . . this too is normal. The fan does kick in . . . . at about 105(ish).
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