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    Please let us know what comes of it. Your learning experience could be helpful to the next guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassdude404 View Post
    A properly tuned liquid cooled engine with a properly functioning cooling system will run the same temperature, regardless of displacement...Doesn't matter if it's a VLX 600 or a VTX 1800...Thermostat in the cooling system controls the coolant temperature...But a lean running engine will run hotter due to the A/F ratio being off...

    But all this goes right out the window with an air cooled bike...

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    The temp should never reach more than around 185, and thats just not that hot.. Ive got aftermarket pipes as well, and I've never experienced any type of Heat Discomfort. I mean, of course its going to be a little warm.. but it shouldnt be hot enough to cause discomfort...

    I can take my hand and put it on the jug's fins at operating temperature. If you can't do this, something is up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo1970 View Post
    +1

    The temp should never reach more than around 185,
    -Gonz
    Funny you mention that because while my VTX doesn't have a temp indicator, my CBR's dash has a digital temp guage. When it comes up from cold start it's not warmed up and stable until 172F, if I keep moving and even flying around it'll max at about 175~177.

    Now if I sit in traffic it'll start creeping up, all the way to 220F before the bike goes into 'oh chit' mode... must be a thermostat because it'll drop quick, and the fan kicks on if need be... but it won't let it go any higher.

    I imagine our VTX's are similar.

    Mort

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