From Ivan's site:Interesting. My Gen 2 reads 4 bars as a normal operating temp. Goes to 5 on warmer days. Never goes above 6 thanks to the Ivan Flash turning the fans on sooner.
Ever watched the coolant temp on a Gen3 when riding down the road at a steady pace? No where near what you are claiming. Mine runs 160 degF without variation.
- Normal: This is the range in which the engine operates under normal driving conditions. The temperature at this point is typically around 195-220 degrees Fahrenheit (90-105 degrees Celsius).
1. On the interstate or on uninterrupted US highway, at 90 degF ambient I will sometimes see as high as 165 degF but not often. It's a 160 thermostat and it does its job well. About 95-98 degF it'll start to run 165 degF steadily. Above 100 degF I haven't noticed it.So you are claiming that on a 90 degree NC summer day your bike runs at 160 fully warmed up?
Yes, I’m referring to coolant temp.
How are you determining that temp reading? Perhaps you have something mounted on your bike besides the factory temp scale.
Yep, Gen3's allow us to see the actual coolant temp so with the same thermostat as the Gen3's wouldn't it be safe to assume that my '07 with its incremental display is running the same comparable temp as my 2013 with its numeric display? IMHO the numbers posted by JessieJim1 above have nothing to do with the real world FJR operating temps and should be deleted.Gen III+ has a digital readout for temperature...
Cool feature, annoying application. Unlike most temperature readouts, this one has no buffering. Every spring as newbies buy Gen3 bikes, we see questions about "what's wrong with my bike?", etc. b/c the readout is instantaneous and you can watch it rapidly change temp as conditions change. The general conclusion is to look at it once in a while then switch to something else on the display menu. The menu is customizable to display various things the way you want them.Well, there you go - I was not aware there was a temp readout on Gen 3+.
Very cool feature…..