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Offline Ro55co

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Engine temperature gauge reading
« on: September 03, 2017, 12:08:56 PM »
Hi all, I've been lurking for a few months since picking up my '17 bike. All good and very happy.

The coolant temp gauge reading on mine seems to be affected by ambient temperature like no other bike I've owned. For example this morning ambient temp was 15 degrees and coolant temp gauge showed just 1 full bar from cold, conversely on the motorway in France earlier in the summer at ambient of 35 degrees at 100mph plus it was reading just one full bar from max and stayed there whilst travelling fast.

All previous bikes have maintained a steady operating temp regardless of ambient (other than in slow traffic of course).

Is it just mine or do they all do that????  Many thanks for your views.

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Re: Engine temperature gauge reading
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 12:26:53 PM »
Sounds like a faulty thermostat.

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Re: Engine temperature gauge reading
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 08:42:04 AM »
It sounds OK to me. Mine varies a lot. 70 to 100deg depending.

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Re: Engine temperature gauge reading
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 01:09:58 PM »
I've noticed this on the Z compared to my previous bikes (Hondas) - at any reasonable speed the water temp would stick at the thermostat opening temperature. On the Z it wanders about a a lot more depending on speed/ambient/etc. I guess it depends on the location of the coolant temp sender.


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