Changing temperature units - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL650A - 2012-2016 DL650A 2012-2016 (L2-L6)

 9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 Old 08-15-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 26
Changing temperature units

I am in the process of a move and my owners manual is packed up.

I was fiddling with the controls and accidentally switched temperature units to Celsius.

How to why switch it back to Fahrenheit question mark

I tried every combination I could think of.


Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
Phaedrus57 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 08-15-2012, 09:05 PM
$tromtrooper
 
VSrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach, Va. USA
Posts: 1,900
Turn on ignition
Use left handlebar button to toggle to the trip 1 fuel consumption setting.
Hold in button on instrument cluster for two seconds until it changes to MPG US.
johnl likes this.
VSrider is offline  
post #3 of 23 Old 08-15-2012, 10:53 PM
BSK
Stromthusiast!
 
BSK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Anner Ostküste
Posts: 77
Garage
2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS (DL650AL02) Trip Computer Overview - YouTube

--

Stephan
DL650AL02 -> Barkbuster handguards, 12V outlet, Lee Whitehurst luggage racks, JCWhitney Topcase, 3M reflective tape, P3 lights, 52w LED fogs, forkbrace, Puig 5895h windshield... more to come!
Failures:
Chain and sprockets worn at 9100 miles, recommended to be replaced despite every 500 mile adjustment and lube =(
Entire wiring harness replaced at 9233miles by SEP after headlight failure
Rear shock busted at 9727miles
Bad burned oil smell since 9500miles found to be disconnected drain tube from airfilter housing
2nd chain done at 21.6k
BSK is offline  
 
post #4 of 23 Old 08-16-2012, 01:18 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: toronto
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mowman View Post
Turn on ignition
Use left handlebar button to toggle to the trip 1 fuel consumption setting.
Hold in button on instrument cluster for two seconds until it changes to MPG US.
While that is right, my suggestion would be to learn the metric (read: sensible) system since it actually makes sense...
That just may be the Canadian and European in me though...


Sent from my iPod touch using MO Free
oxbowguy likes this.
team_milan is offline  
post #5 of 23 Old 08-16-2012, 06:44 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
citizen4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London, England
Posts: 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by team_milan View Post
While that is right, my suggestion would be to learn the metric (read: sensible) system since it actually makes sense...
That just may be the Canadian and European in me though...
greywolf and StuckOnEarth like this.

2012 DL650A

"Riding a motorcycle is very good for your health until it suddenly isn't. It's like having a poison pill in your bottle of Tylenol. You'll run into it one day, and the relief the others gave you probably wasn't worth it at all." K'ale
citizen4 is offline  
post #6 of 23 Old 08-16-2012, 08:59 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 72
I'm old enough to be binumeral, NZ switched in 1967

Quote:
Originally Posted by citizen4 View Post
+1
Kiwi Canuck is offline  
post #7 of 23 Old 08-16-2012, 09:00 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Byronw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 4,747
What ? It can be set to metric ? Hmmm, wonder why they bothered with that? :mrgreen:
Byronw is online now  
post #8 of 23 Old 08-16-2012, 09:06 AM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
When I was doing woodworking, I wished the plans I was working on were metric. Just reading a tape measure and playing with 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4 instead of 1, 2, 3, 4 drove me buggy. Then divide by two to find a center. I still haven't developed a feel for Celsius, high kph numbers or liters/100km though.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
post #9 of 23 Old 08-16-2012, 09:46 AM
Super Moderator
 
V-Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 12,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by team_milan View Post
While that is right, my suggestion would be to learn the metric (read: sensible) system since it actually makes sense...
That just may be the Canadian and European in me though...


Sent from my iPod touch using MO Free
I'm German by birth and I was raised in Canada at the time where metric was brought into Canada and am comfortable with both systems (well actually there are three: Metric, Imperial and USA American.)

A lot of metric makes some sense, but some of it just doesn't.

Kilopascals? Can you relate to them? PSI seems more sensible to me for tire pressure. And I don't think anyone today anywhere used Metric Wheel sizes.. Diameters are in inches.

How about temperature? One degree F is about the smallest range that most people can discern in a temperature change. If you had your home thermostat swinging one degree C then it would be too far for most people and they might feel warm and then cool as it swings. Half a degree C defeats the whole purpose but one degree F is

The length of a foot is a very human scale. It is a useable unit that makes sense in the real world. A Centimeter is too small for most people sized measurements, and a Meter is too big and no one uses a decimeter.

And why is a length measurement that was originally tied to one quarter of earth's (polar) circumference more valid than a foot or a mile? Why does that choice make sense?

I'm very comfortable with KPH and find it easy to relate to travel times as we tend to drive at speeds around 100 kph so 1,000 km is roughly ten hours. But I'm also very comfortable with 60 mph being a mile a minute. (Of course 60kph is a km per minute but that isn't a realistic speed for travel in a Motorcycle or car.)

..Tom
Rides2Work and scotty707 like this.

2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 195,000+ km, 121,000 miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.


V-Tom is online now  
post #10 of 23 Old 08-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
lordneeko's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Warner Robins, ga
Posts: 407
Dangit...I was hoping this was a thread about someone changing out the temperature probe for one that is near accurate
rattlinjack likes this.

2006 Vstrom 650

1999 Triumph Trophy 1200

2012 Vstrom 650 (current)
lordneeko is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome