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Engine overheating

i was working on my bike installing a new 3rd eye from Tripage. I pulled the front cowl off and guage cluster to get to the back side of the light, disconnected both wire harnesses and proceeded to install the light. Got everything put back on and now i notice that my bike is running (atleast from what the temp guage says) very hot around 170-180 degrees while cruising but after the ride i can put my hand on the engine cover for atleast 10-15sec before it starts to get really warm. When taking off the front cowl during the install i forgot to disconnect the battery, wondering if maybe my guages are just glitched. Also too, what temp does the fan kick on at, as mines not running when my engines supposedly running 170 degrees which leads me to believe the glitch in the guages but i dont know. checked the fuse to the fan and its not blown. Any ideas? o.O Thanks in Advan

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fan should kick on about 220. Everything sounds normal


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fan should kick on about 220. Everything sounds normal
Yep... what he said.

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170-180 is normal temp for cruising.... there's nothing wrong with your bike, just ride. 248F is overheating FYI. as long as you're under that- you're golden.

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170-180 is normal temp for cruising.... there's nothing wrong with your bike, just ride. 248F is overheating FYI. as long as you're under that- you're golden.
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so everything sounds normal? before my bike was running super cool, 70-80 while cruising...so the 170-180 is normal temp? o.O guess now that i think about it my connection to my guage cluster in the back when i took it off wasnt fully connected (i think) so that may have made it read the cooler temp but i believe in my manual i think it says that it should run around 80...guess ill have to take a closer look when i get back to it later today
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Dude...

You've swapped from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

Just swap back if you want your temps to be 70-80 while cruising.

Some combination of gauge-button pressing will get you back and forth.


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so everything sounds normal? before my bike was running super cool, 70-80 while cruising...so the 170-180 is normal temp? o.O guess now that i think about it my connection to my guage cluster in the back when i took it off wasnt fully connected (i think) so that may have made it read the cooler temp but i believe in my manual i think it says that it should run around 80...guess ill have to take a closer look when i get back to it later today
You very obviously used to have your bike set to read in Celsius and now it's switched to Fahrenheit. 170 F = 76 C

I hope you didn't think your engine ran cooler than your own body does.
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I hope you didn't think your engine ran cooler than your own body does.

Lol!

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haha wow...i feel like a dumb @ss...i always wondered how they ran so cool, figured it was a spectacular cooling system *DOH...guess i never noticed / thought it may have been on celsius, just figured it was always on fahrenheit, could never change it. I guess ill say thanks for pointing out how dumb i am, and how much reading up / learning i need to do on my bike >.<

*Edit* - does anyone know how to toggle the temp guage reading from Fahrenheit and Celsius? just curious on how its done

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LOL hahah! The little C or F didn't tip you off? That would be one spectacular cooling system indeed! May seem like a stupid question now but the only stupid question is not asking.

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how did u not notice the Kph/Mph change also ?
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how did u not notice the Kph/Mph change also ?
They change independently. You can change one without changing the other.


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how did u not notice the Kph/Mph change also ?
You can change km/h m/h and temperature separately...

Just because you have temp in celcius doesn't mean you can't have the speed in m/h
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i notice that my bike is running (atleast from what the temp guage says) very hot around 170-180 degrees while cruising
you're fine. that's actually below operating temperature by about 20 degrees.

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