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Old November 30th @ 12:28 pm   #1
fatgsxr
 
I was wondering what's necesary to do once the temp drops and what some of the optional things.
I ask this because my bike runs from 145-165(commuting) when its real cold so I was thinking that maybe covering part of the radiator might fix this prob.? Any suggestions?

 
 
Old November 30th @ 02:10 pm   #2
sinfulf4i
 
leave it be 165 isnt that cool consider normal temp for my bike is 177 running down the road it dont get cold enough in vegas to go covering radiator like semi trucks do
 
 
Old November 30th @ 10:44 pm   #3
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From: Off 95 and Durango

Motorcycle: Suzuki TLS
last year I put cardboard on my radiator. i haven't yet this year but I am thinking about it because my TL has been running around 120 degrees. That is too low for me. My Tl doesn't even get out of warm up mode til 150.



Snappy
 
 
Old November 30th @ 10:46 pm   #4
sinfulf4i
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElSnapitan
last year I put cardboard on my radiator. i haven't yet this year but I am thinking about it because my TL has been running around 120 degrees. That is too low for me. My Tl doesn't even get out of warm up mode til 150.



Snappy
150 for warm up that dont sound right mine shuts the warm up loop off at 105 hmmm maybe its a suzuki thing?????
 
 
Old December 1st @ 07:29 am   #5
 
165 is fine for the weather we are having. My 1000 runs at 165 to 175 in this weather
 
 
Old December 1st @ 10:45 am   #6
fatgsxr
 
but it only gets to 165 after riding with the rpms up for ten or so mins. at what point is it needed to cover the raidator up and is there anyhting else i should do?
 
 
Old December 3rd @ 12:54 pm   #7
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
I'm right around 165-172 or so in this weather and especially at night (after work) and the temps are starting to fall, she has a grip of power...kinda nice after riding all summer and the power being robbed because of the heat and thinning air!
 
 
Old December 3rd @ 01:23 pm   #8
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From: In that old blue chair...

Motorcycle: FXB12RR
Ah...the Buell is air cooled so it doesn't matter much to me...
 
 
Old December 7th @ 06:36 pm   #9
Howie B
 
You could always tuck your bike in at night with an electric blanket....
 
 

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