Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
The preliminary result on the exercise to get more heat into the oil is that, short of riding in ambient temps that are above 100*F or installing a full-wrap of insulation around the entire engine, it's really hard to get the oil hotter. 200-210*F is about normal and about all it will do.
As Paul says, the KLR engine is a giant radiator. In the winter, when ambients can drop below 60*F, oil temperatures drop down below 200*F. If it is much below 50*F, especially if it is wet, the oil can run as low as 160*F.
I'm waiting for winter and, at this point, merely hoping that I can find a way to keep the oil temperature up to around 200*F when it might normally be running in the 175*F range.
At this point, I have failed miserably against my goal of getting the oil up to 225*F.
I fail a lot.
Tom [email protected]
On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn't do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again.
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.
Sting like a butterfly.
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