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pete7mzs
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Temperature gauge

Post by pete7mzs on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 11:11 pm

Hi everybody, I went out for a ride on the CB for the first time today, been waiting for the roads to dry up a bit. I must say I am impressed with the all round performance and handling, I just have one query, I know its still bloody cold but the temp gauge only moved onto the second line at the beginning of it. I am used to seeing the car gauge at half way across when its warmed up. Is this normal or should I be looking at the sender unit. Thanks. Rolling Eyes
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pete7mzs
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Post by pete7mzs on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 11:39 pm

I've just seen the post from Jan last year about the same thing, it looks like its OK, its just not warm enough out there to get the CB hot and bothered. There doesn't seem to be any overheating problems so I think everything must be OK. Very Happy
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wornsprokets
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Re: Temperature gauge

Post by wornsprokets on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 12:30 am

These engines in cb 500 run very cool... it not unusual to see guage hardly move.. its same in both my cb 500v and cb500s  .. it have to be a hot day in the summer & stuck in traffic till it moves
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Jameshambleton
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Re: Temperature gauge

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 7:06 am

Top of the white is where mine usually lives too
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Re: Temperature gauge

Post by teamster1975 on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 9:04 am

@Jameshambleton wrote:Top of the white is where mine usually lives too

Yep, same here unless stuck in traffic.
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eternally_troubled
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Re: Temperature gauge

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 8:52 pm

Won't get much higher until summer and only then when you get stuck in hot traffic...
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pete7mzs
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Post by pete7mzs on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 9:35 pm

Thanks very much for the replies guys, I was thinking it wasn't working as I said I'm used to the car one going half way across when at right temperature.
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Re: Temperature gauge

Post by GollyGosh on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 12:32 pm

For piece of mind you could start it up and leave it on the stand running.  Without the cooling air flow it should fully warm up, the gauge rise to a mid position and the fan kick in.  I did this with mine a couple of months ago.
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Grarea
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Re: Temperature gauge

Post by Grarea on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 6:07 pm

@pete7mzs wrote:Thanks very much for the replies guys, I was thinking it wasn't working as I said I'm used to the car one going half way across when at right temperature.

Yup, I was the same.
I wrote it on my list of things to do.
Looked it up and found the same as you have.

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