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post #1 of 52 Old 07-08-2012, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi troopers,

I just notice that the past weeks the temperature bars doesn't reach the number 3 as it used to do in warmer days.

I mean cooler is not better? also I only ride 20 minutes to get to work. On the way back I do reach the 3 bars because of the traffic and longer ride.

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I recently installed a radiator guard and oil guard but it was done like 2 months ago. the bars not reaching the 3rd one is something that just started to happend like 2 weeks ago with the droop of temperature

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How much of a drop? The 650 can drop to two bars in cold or cool and wet weather. Without rain, 5C or thereabouts can do it with a normally functioning system.

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Mine has never been below 3 bars once it gets to operating temp and that includes riding (slowly) on snow covered roads where the temp is zero or close too it.
The radiator guard if it has any affect would increase temperature by restricting air flow.
I would be checking the thermostat.
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How much of a drop? The 650 can drop to two bars in cold or cool and wet weather. Without rain, 5C or thereabouts can do it with a normally functioning system.
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The temperature in Sydney at this time of year will generally be between about 9 and 15C (night low to day high). It can vary a bit but it's in that range. Cold in Sydney is like cold in LA.
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I thought as much but wasn't sure. I'd check the thermostat in that case. Six months from now, I'm looking at an average of -10 to -2. Last week it was 26 to 39. Enjoy.

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Mine has never been below 3 bars once it gets to operating temp
The radiator guard if it has any affect would increase temperature by restricting air flow.
I would be checking the thermostat.
+1 , check the thermostat .

On the ride (long way) home from work tonight ( 9C , warm for Orange ) the wee stayed at 3 bars - speed 50 to 60kmh
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Three bars are what the manufacturers have set to run the engine and oil at optimum temperature. As you know the engine and its oil run best when hot and you keep an eye on things, you could as a temporary measure add one or two strips of gaffer tape across the face of the radiator. This might help until you check or replace the thermostat.

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Hi Chinotaker , how long does your bike take to warm up in the morning ?
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warming up

Unfortunately or fortunately depending how you look at it I work only 15 or 20 minutes ride from work and nowadays it take all the trip to warm up. It actually reaches the 3 bars at the very end of my trip when I get to the city and have to wait in a couple of red lights before my workplace.

I don't know maybe crossing the hardbord bridge and it's cold air doesn't let it warm up properly.

In the summer days the bike is warm and ready to rock and roll before the Hardbord bridge witch I absolutely LOVE because I can do a little drag race from 0 to 80 at the traffic lights before merging with the highway. It kind of makes my day

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