Nose cone heat

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by pgcris, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. pgcris

    pgcris Member

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    I've been curious for awhile about how hot the nose cone area is getting. Seems to be real hot, and stay hot long after I'm done riding. I checked it today after a ride . The temperature outside was about 91 deg. The cone about an inch from the block was about 265 deg as was the base of the cylinders . Does this sound like a good temp?



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  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Could be. That would not be an unusual high temperature for the oil to hit especially there in the nose cone on a hot day without a cooler and especially in stop-and-go traffic. But a question or two:

    • You are not hearing any unusual noises out of the noise cone, right?
    • What kind of oil are you running?
    • This is the way the bike has always run, right?

    TQ
     
  3. pgcris

    pgcris Member

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    No unusal noices. I run Spectro oil and have for about two years. I just replaced the electronic ignition went from a HI-4 to a Daytona twin tech.

    Its has always run like that ...was wondering if that did the last ignition in.

    I was at my dealer today ask him about an oil temp guage. Since mine is an older bike 1996 there isn't one. He said you don't want to know anyway it would just freak you out. I'm curious then anything...if that seemed like a high temp
     
  4. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    my oil in 93 ultra 190 deg no oil cooler
     
  5. pgcris

    pgcris Member

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    I hit the outside metal of the nose cone about an inch from the block with a inferred temp guage ...just wondering if 265 sounds hot
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Not really. The temp in the reservoir is gonna be lower than the oil that has just made a pass by all the really hot spots on the engine.

    TQ
     
  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    You have a dealer that doesn't want to sell you something? If there is a temp guage for your model it won't hurt to know what your engine is doing. The more info you have on what is going on in your engine the happier you'll be. MHO.
     
  8. tlyoungb

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    I just had an Oil Temp Gauge installed on my 05 EG. I don't know if the oil temp is a good way to check engine temp. But I figure is may be close. The oil gets hot in the engine. So I think it is a pretty good idea of what the engine temp is. But I could be wrong.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

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    Heat is the biggest destroyer of ignition parts, it seems a lot of after market ignitions can not take the heat, I have seen crane and dynas fail early from too much heat, that been said I wonder what The MOCO does so as not to have as many failures?
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Remember the first V fire electronic ignition they had, some bikes wouldnt even start LOL, so I guess you are correct again:D