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pompeybiker
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temperture gauge indication

Post by pompeybiker on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 12:27 pm

Hi Guys Smile

My CBF500 temperature gauge doesn't seem to be indicating much!

I know it's cold at the moment but it barely seems to move at all even after riding back from London!

could it be the thermostat or temperature sender or just an indication problem?

Thanks
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ANDYC
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by ANDYC on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 12:35 pm

Probably not a problem at all. 
These engines run very cool as normal. So if you factor in the cold weather it's not a surprise.

sullivj
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by sullivj on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 12:52 pm

As Andy says.  It takes about half an hour on tickover before my fan cuts in.
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sammythespider
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by sammythespider on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 6:48 pm

Try it standing still for a few minutes, if no result after about 5 minutes you got a problem. Mine always goes up standing in traffic. Sam
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Fair Weather Rider
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 7:23 pm

sammythespider wrote:Try it standing still for a few minutes, if no result after about 5 minutes you got a problem. Mine always goes up standing in traffic. Sam

Ditto.
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Vardypeeps
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by Vardypeeps on Fri 20 Jan 2017, 12:18 pm

Same to all of the above.

Find it runs quite cold on the normal commute (8 1/2 miles).
Today there had been a crash and had to feed the clutch more in traffic, creating more friction and heat etc it was still only just out of the solid white section on the gauge.
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sammythespider
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by sammythespider on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 9:03 pm

No, just let it stand as if at traffic lights doing nothing, if mine is stuck doing zero miles an hour for a good ten minutes the fan come on, like you are waiting for lights on roadworks to change, go out for a run, go and have a cup of tea while it idles, come out and see what it says then. Sam
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 2:04 pm

I can only confirm that, like everyone elses bike, the temperature gauge doesn't move much on mine either.

The fan doesn't normally come on until it gets above half-way on the gauge - this can take a fair while on standing around in the winter! When the warmer weather comes around it is worth checking that the fan kicks-in at about half-way.
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Jameshambleton
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 2:47 pm

My bike went really high up the gauge yesterday as I was stuck in Doncaster traffic half way up the gauge and then about 20mins after clearing the traffic it was as low as it goes (think turning the ignition after the bike has been stood overnight and the needle rises a little)
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Re: temperture gauge indication

Post by Vardypeeps on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 11:54 am

pompeybiker wrote:Hi Guys Smile

My CBF500 temperature gauge doesn't seem to be indicating much!

I know it's cold at the moment but it barely seems to move at all even after riding back from London!

could it be the thermostat or temperature sender or just an indication problem?

Thanks

Seems like your in the green from all of the above Smile
I would say it's neither, just bloody cold out there!!

You can normally feel the heat coming off a warm bike engine at stand still, worry then if the gauge hasn't moved Smile

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