'05 CBR1000RR, '18 CBR1000RR SP, '21 Ninja 1000SX
Mine seems to be hovering around 140 degrees F (or 60 degrees C).
What is yours?
What is yours?
At those ambient temperatures I would think 140-160 to be around normal. If you are running it hard, as in you favor a lower gear and higher rpm for a given road speed the engine temps would be higher. On the other hand if you are cruising (most likely) where the engine rpm is enough to maintain the highway speed you desire I would expect the lower temps you are are seeing.At this time of the year, it is hovering around 40's - 50's.
Very nice!Started my bike up cold today, and just let it idle and watched the coolant temp via the ODBII port. Slowly came up to 212 (all but one bar lit up on bar graph) and then fan came on…then cycled on and off keeping it in the 205 to 212 range. Then went for a 100 mile ride and with the air moving through the radiator it dropped and then stayed in the 140 to 150 range..well 2 bars on the dash‘s bar graph. Ambient temps between 40 and 60F today.
I am used to seeing thermostats operate in the 185 to 190 range for cars. Performance low temp thermostats typically only go down to 160 or so for cars…140 is shockingly low to me. One side effect, is as long as we keep moving, the engine heat should not be as bad on us…compared to if they had a 180 to 190 thermostat. That would be a lot more heat between our legs.
I use the ODBLink MX+. I do not know how this compares to other readers for motorcycles. I chose this unit because it is compatible with Ford cars and light trucks. It communicates to every canbus network and system in my truck, and can run detailed diagnostics on just about every subsystem and network of a Ford vehicle using the forscan app…but that is off subject. I just tried it on the Ninja, and seems to work. Was going to use it on my Triumph…but have not gotten around to it.Very nice!
What type of ODB2 port reader did you use?
Do you need special adapters?
I have been using ODB readers for my cars but haven't found one suitable for bikes yet.