Oil Temp

Discussion in 'Oil' started by lsgarvin13, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. lsgarvin13

    lsgarvin13 Member

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    i ride a 96 Heritage and was wondering if it was normal for the oil temperature to run between 150 and 175 degrees.
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I don't think that is a very accurate reading, should be more like 200 or higher in city traffic.
     
  3. lsgarvin13

    lsgarvin13 Member

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    what weight oil would you recommend ? I'm using 20W right now.
     
  4. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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  5. lsgarvin13

    lsgarvin13 Member

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    i am using the 20W50. It just surprised me that it was running that hot. Thanks for you advice.
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    OK. Just to make sure, I assume you are talking fahrenheit (since 150degC would be over 300degF! and that WOULD be dangerously hot).

    I live in the Houston area and air temps are up in the mid-upper 90's now (degF!) Temp on the road is probably another 10-20 degrees above that depending on clouds and wind. Running on the highway with cross or head wind I am getting about 205-210 degF after installing my new Jagg oil cooler. Prior to that it was running at least 10-15 deg hotter. If I am running with the wind the bike is a bit hotter depending on wind speed. Once I get into stop-and-go for an extended period (30 min or so), the temp climbs up to the 225-230 range and sometimes higher with a passenger.

    The bike is an '03 UC. During the Spring-Fall period, I do not run the lower fairings.

    TQ
     
  7. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I agree with TQuentin1, 300-350 F is way hot.

    I would take another reading with a new temp gauge ...and are we talking celcius or farenheit.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Oil temps can safely run between 200*-250* F. Higher than that and the oil looses it's lubricating properties real fast.[​IMG]
     
  9. lowrider13

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    I do not have the temp gauge, but it does get some hot at times. I believe they normaly run about 240 deg.