Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by sixbennetts » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:56 pm

windmill wrote:
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Yep...

I’m pretty sure that this thread is officially...

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A whistling oil filter cooler could have prevented that......
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by scottmastrocinque » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:08 pm

Yep, definitely
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by sKiZo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:44 am

Derailed? I like to think of it as "flying the car with extreme prejudice and less than favorable results" ...
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by Manscout » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:07 am

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Isn’t it a curious thing that if these things actually worked, not one single vehicle manufacturer has them fitted as standard equipment!
Why would that be if these things actually worked?
I am still trying to figure out how cruise control isn't installed as standard in all vehicles!
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by chaos2 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:56 am

I had deer whistles on for years and never hit a deer. Then I took them off and hit a deer. This either proves they work or is totally anecdotal. I vote for the latter :lol:
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by scottmastrocinque » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:40 pm

Such a shame. K75S is a wonderful motorcycle.
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:59 pm

scottmastrocinque wrote:
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Nope. They don’t.

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Isn’t it a curious thing that if these things actually worked, not one single vehicle manufacturer has them fitted as standard equipment! Not commercial trucks, passenger vehicles, pickups, nada, zip, absolutely zero.

Why would that be if these things actually worked?
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by windmill » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:39 pm

But that doesn't change the fact that there's been several independent studies that show they don't work.

What's the most trustworthy source. Unsubstantiated claims of retailers selling them? Anecdotes of things that didn't happen by those who purchased them? Emperical testing by those without a vested interest?
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by sKiZo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:34 pm

Biggest items listed in the "they don't work" studies is that they only emit sound at speed, and that they're not loud enough. Neither apply to the electronic Hornet I use and swear by. Other studies show that deer hear mostly in the same range as humans, so if we can't hear em, they can't. Also not a problem with the Hornet - I can hear it just fine when sitting still. So can dogs - Mine's on a switch, and I know enough to kill it when running around town ...

OK then - frowny faces for spin on filter mods and deer whistles. Where do yall stand on mirrors? I've got one outboard on the car too. <G>

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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by Lofty » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:08 pm

I installed bar-end mirrors on another motorcycle, and removed them after one ride. Their position required me to dip and turn my head well past any convenience and/or safety threshold that I was willing to tolerate or adapt to. Further, and with respect to the smaller size of the bar-end mirrors, the view of following traffic that they provided was insufficient.

The mirrors looked great, in situ, but they didn't do the job that I required of them. They were sold for just a few $$ less than their MSRP, so it was a cheap experiment for me. Maybe someday I'll try them again, but for now, functional factory mirrors are the order of the day.
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by scottmastrocinque » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:41 pm

How about a new thread if we are changing topics?

Moderator?

The original thread is pretty much dead...
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by scottmastrocinque » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:43 pm

sKiZo wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:34 pm

OK then - frowny faces for spin on filter mods and deer whistles. Where do yall stand on mirrors? I've got one outboard on the car too. <G>

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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by chaos2 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:28 pm

scottmastrocinque wrote:
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Such a shame. K75S is a wonderful motorcycle.
No worries, damage was mostly to the plastic and I was able to replace it. Bike is still going strong and probably will continue to do so long after I hang up my helmet.
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by tx2sturgis » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:37 am

So how about a report from all the guys with gauges....what temps do you typically see on a cool day, a warm day, a hot day when things are still kinda normal, and then, what temps make you worry and decide to pull over?

When I had my Patrol I could tell by sound, feel, and smell if those cylinders were getting too damn hot. I backed off the throttle and slowed down when that was the case.

The Solo does not work the engine as hard so it never gets too hot unless I'm idling for extended periods in city traffic after a long highway run, with ambient temps above 90 or so. And that rarely happens anymore.
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Re: Cylinder Head Temp Gauges

Post by windmill » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:39 pm

250 to 350 depending on speed, load, terrain, and weather, sometimes a little higher when all the variables are at the high end of the scale.
I've never seen a temperature high enough to cause worry, or compel me to pull over.

I find using the guidelines in the owners manual, and a little common sense is all that's needed.
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