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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #46 by rcmatt007 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:25 am

I would not trust the temp gauge on the bike. The fan switch setting is the key (someone will have to chime in on the on/off temps). 200f is not very hot. My wife's Heritage Softail oil runs around 218
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #47 by CYBORG » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:26 am

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
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Post #48 by CYBORG » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:27 am

rcmatt007 wrote:I would not trust the temp gauge on the bike. The fan switch setting is the key (someone will have to chime in on the on/off temps). 200f is not very hot. My wife's Heritage Softail oil runs around 218

My oil temp, running at speed for a while, hovers around 230. I have a real gauge for that as well
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Post #49 by RAT » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:30 pm

He even has a gauge for how thirsty I am ....

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Post #50 by CYBORG » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:59 pm

Fridge is full :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post #51 by rcmatt007 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:24 am

RAT wrote:He even has a gauge for how thirsty I am ....

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that one is easy anim-cheers1
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'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Post #52 by BikeMaine » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:12 am

desertrefugee wrote:Come to Arizona a ride it for a while... ;)


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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #53 by desertrefugee » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:17 am

I'll mention that to you again in a month or so...
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Post #54 by CYBORG » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:21 am

I have to admit that in a month or so, I'll be ready for the desert :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post #55 by rcmatt007 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:34 pm

dessert..... did someone mention dessert? dancr
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" up and running,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, (being repainted and apart)
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #56 by BikeMaine » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:51 pm

desertrefugee wrote:I'll mention that to you again in a month or so...



You may mention it all you want, but I'm one of those that feels more comfortable in 10 degrees than 90.

Besides, I hear the snowmobiling sucks down there. anim-cheers1
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #57 by Easter » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:55 pm

But the pie is good.
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #58 by rcmatt007 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:57 pm

chocolate meringue..... aw, my mom made a great pie
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"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" up and running,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, (being repainted and apart)
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #59 by BikeMaine » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:02 pm

My mother just made me a nice peach-cobbler pie. Went nicely with a hot cup of coffee after being in the treestand Saturday afternoon.
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Re: temperature and radiator wings

Post #60 by desertrefugee » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:10 pm

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.
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