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Just curious what you guys see for temps. My bike doesn't get hot, but it does seem to run cold. Ridding up the interstate it rarely gets hotter than 160. Typically hovers in the 150's. The bike does warm up incredibaly fast though, and has gotten up into the 200's in traffic, but nothing i consider hot hot. It it cools back down quite fast once out on the road again.

I know a lot of guys complain about heat on this bike, but i am not one of them, after riding a TLR for 8 years, this thing is ice cold.
 

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Just curious what you guys see for temps. My bike doesn't get hot, but it does seem to run cold. Ridding up the interstate it rarely gets hotter than 160. Typically hovers in the 150's. The bike does warm up incredibaly fast though, and has gotten up into the 200's in traffic, but nothing i consider hot hot. It it cools back down quite fast once out on the road again.

I know a lot of guys complain about heat on this bike, but i am not one of them, after riding a TLR for 8 years, this thing is ice cold.
What?? There is a temp gauge? I was going to add one to my 2k12 because I didn't see one listed in the manual.. Am I going blind?

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Not totally sure, but it might be a 2014+ thing. mine can be switched between the clock or the coolant temp.
 

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I live on the edge of the Mohave and Sonoran deserts. For reference, the climate where I generally ride is similar to Las Vegas.

On my 2015 N1K, a recent trip in June into the Apache and Tonto National Forests of Arizona (where the good roads are) showed 180 degrees while at highway speeds, with over 210 degrees when stuck in city traffic. The fan comes on at ~215 degrees, which then drops the temps to just below 200 while it's running. At speed, the coolant temp never goes over 190 even with spirited riding in 110 degree ambient temps (arriving in Safford, AZ in the afternoon, for example).

To contrast, this past winter and early spring with ambient temps of 40–60 degrees, the coolant temp at highway speeds was around 160 degrees. I was using heated gear, but the N1K was just happy to be on the [dry] road again.
 

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Not totally sure, but it might be a 2014+ thing. mine can be switched between the clock or the coolant temp.
Aha, that explains why I didn't understand what @athenstiger said about a toggle on the right bar. My 2012 doesn't have that...

I guess it's back to figuring where I'm going to put the temp gauge since my gear indicator gauge took the spot I originally planned for the temp gauge.

I'd really like to keep an eye on the temps when I'm riding in 110F+ temp. Although, I already know I'm getting really hot in those temps, and my left leg burns if I have my leg in the wrong spot when waiting at a light.

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I just find it odd my bike runs so cool.... We have days in the 90's with loads of humidity, and it still hovers around 160. This passed spring, with temps in the 50's, it would stick around 150 even at 80-90 on the interstate. Not complaining, just surprised. Almost makes me wonder if the thermostat is stuck open, or else the cooling system is just that good.
 
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