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post #1 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Engine Coolant Temperature

Dear All,
I noticed since last late summer when I was riding, the ECT gauge needle dropped right to the black strip near the C ( still above C), even after I had warmed up the engine until the radiator fan on ( the needle about 3/4 closer to H). Manual book said the needle should be about mid way between C and H.
Is this normal ?
I am just about to pull out the thermostat and test it.

Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 08:40 PM
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Dear All,
I noticed since last late summer when I was riding, the ECT gauge needle dropped right to the black strip near the C ( still above C), even after I had warmed up the engine until the radiator fan on ( the needle about 3/4 closer to H). Manual book said the needle should be about mid way between C and H.
Is this normal ?
I am just about to pull out the thermostat and test it.

Thanks.
i would be careful about opening the cooling system without a really good reason.. and the book was not written for every climate.. as long as it is not running in the hot and is staying anywhere in the normal range i wouldnt mess with it... in my humble opinion.... if it aint broke don't fix it....



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post #3 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 09:21 PM
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For the most , when I'm moving my needle never moves much over the C mark. When at a stoplight it will climb up and the fan kicks on about 3/4. From what Ive read on here yours sounds pretty normal.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 09:37 PM
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I'm so glad that someone posed this. I've meant to for a while now but have never gotten around to it. This is my first water cooled bike, so I wasn't sure what to expect from the temp guage. On my truck, once it's warmed up the temp guage stays around mid way up. On the bike, unless I'm sitting still for a while, it barely gets over the C at all. Kept wondering if there was something wrong with it. Good to know that I'm not the only one that wonders and even better to know that all's good.

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-23-2008, 05:58 AM
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Mine also expresses these same symptoms. I take it as normal. It takes a long time, even in the summer, for the needle to get to the C mark when i first start it in the morning. When riding, it stays just above that mark, unless I'm in town with lots of stop lights.

The 600RR I've ridden quite a bit has a digital temp gauge and it seems to be the same. While riding through the twisties it will stay around 165 - 175 degrees (sometimes a little cooler depending on the weather), but in town it will quickly climb to 210+.

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