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post #1 of 26 Old 10-29-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Frost warning

Last night, a cold night (1 celcius, about 34 fahrenheit), I went for a ride, just to find out how the freezing warning light works. Well, first of all, it does! When the thermometer reaches 3 celcius, about 37,5F, the yellow light starts to flash as does the temperature reading. They both go on flashing for something that seems to be a minute, then stops flashing. It just stays on afterwards, even if the temperature goes lower.

Since I did not find any thread about this new functionality on the Wee, I just thought I would share this information!
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I think it is triggered in the range of -3 to +3. It stays on between -4 and up to +4. It was -3 when I left home this morning and dropped a degree before warming up to +3 at work.

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post #3 of 26 Old 10-29-2013, 03:36 PM
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The temp warning on my F800 BMW would flash at 37 down to 32 and then go steady until the temp went below 32 and then flash again. Very handy information. The snow on the ground was just an illusion of cold!
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mine first came on last month in the Adirondacks, I had to chuckle, I knew damn well it was cold out, really don't need a light to tell me I'm freezing! :mrgreen:
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You guys are late in finding this feature. I have known about mine for over a year. I regularly see it in the Adk's except during the months of July and August. :biggrinjester:
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I have never seen it come on, but I'm way down south. Last night the low was 24C (75F) and today the high was 30C (86F). In the dead of "winter" (if you can call it that), the avg low is 8C (47F) and high is 20C (67F). Needless to say, I ride year around.
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I found it last winter myself, annoying if you ask me. Not only is it too bright, Why do I need an idiot light to tell me if it is cold outside, when my fingers are numb, and my face shield is fogged?

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I found it last winter myself, annoying if you ask me. Not only is it too bright, Why do I need an idiot light to tell me if it is cold outside, when my fingers are numb, and my face shield is fogged?
Gives you a heads up that black ice and the subsequent traction loss associated with riding over that are possible. Cold is cold, but 32 degrees is 32 degrees.
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Gives you a heads up that black ice and the subsequent traction loss associated with riding over that are possible. Cold is cold, but 32 degrees is 32 degrees.
Yep it was in the 20's on my way in this morning. I hit a patch of ice (I saw it coming) and did a bit of a two wheel slide. I was on my TW200 which does not have a frost warning thingy but my goose bumps were on.

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My light came on for the first time last week. I wasn't expecting it- it was dark and the temperature must have been dropping rapidly. The flashing light was so bright, it startled me. I thought there was something wrong with the bike! Definitely time to get heated grips.
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