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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #61 by BikeMaine » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:13 pm

desertrefugee wrote:Dang. I just finished breakfast and now you guys have me craving pie!

And of course this all relates back to GL temperatures perfectly. If you appreciate good pie on a nice summer run, you'll probably stop for pie and coffee before it gets too hot, eat and let the motor cool down, then get back on the road. Thirty minutes later, you'll need a quick stop to pee and the motor gets another rest. So, pie helps keep GL temperatures down.


Genius!

I always have at least two cups of coffee, so unfortunately, those pee breaks are more often for my generation......
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #63 by BikeMaine » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:09 am

rcmatt007 wrote:Arbuckle+Mountain+Fried+Pies.jpg


Whoa! You ever eat one of those? Sounds great!
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #64 by zipster » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:07 pm

CYBORG wrote:My Fan kicks in at around 200-210. I have a real gauge. Thermostat opens around 190. Drops to around 160. These are running down the road numbers


After running around town my thermostat housing was at 235 degrees. Fan still not kicking on. New thermostat. I'm thinking the fan switch is the problem.
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Post #65 by CYBORG » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:26 pm

Fan should be on at 235
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #66 by zipster » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:53 am

To close this, it was the fan thermostat. Bike runs at normal temp now.
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Post #67 by CYBORG » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:03 am

Good to hear
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #68 by desertrefugee » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:56 am

zipster wrote:To close this, it was the fan thermostat. Bike runs at normal temp now.


Are you sure? Whether or not the fan runs at highway speed does not have any impact on operating temperature. If you're running 20+MPH, that's more air than the fan would move.
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #69 by zipster » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:26 am

I know this started out as a discussion of highway temps and wings, but I had a different issue. On a hot day, once you hit some traffic you're going to need the fan to kick on, in my case it was engaging 40 degrees too high. I disagree about 20 mph airflow being enough to cool a gl on a hot day without a fan. Maybe 45.
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