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    My bike [ triple black ] seems to stick to 4-5 bars when up to temp here in the 90 degree heat we're having [ and it will go to 110 in a matter of a month [ outside temp ].

    Does anyone know if there's a formula as to what temp each bar represents? How many bars before I start to worry about overheating and should stop and give the bike a rest while cruising on the highways at 70-75 mph?

    I'm just wondering if the bars are known engine temp ranges on my camhead.

    Thanks for any information you learned members can shed on this for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    My bike [ triple black ] seems to stick to 4-5 bars when up to temp here in the 90 degree heat we're having [ and it will go to 110 in a matter of a month [ outside temp ].

    Does anyone know if there's a formula as to what temp each bar represents? How many bars before I start to worry about overheating and should stop and give the bike a rest while cruising on the highways at 70-75 mph?

    I'm just wondering if the bars are known engine temp ranges on my camhead.

    Thanks for any information you learned members can shed on this for me.
    Have had 3 R1200 RT 's . Never in any temp at highway speed has gage gone past 2 bars.In stop ang go traffic will climb about 1/2 way up to 3 bar.I live in S Fl summers are 90 plus.

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    Perhaps as inaccurate as the fuel guage?

    On my 09 RT, the temp gauge never goes past half way, no matter how hot the outside temperature is. If you want piece of mind in hot weather, find and install an oil temperature gauge. If you're running the full synthetic oil of the proper weight and the oil temp stays under 250, I expect that you are safe. That having been said, I no longer ride in extreme temperatures and would recommend you consult an expert like Paul Glaves or Tom Cutter.

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    My 07 RT stays at half way while riding year round down here even with temps in the 90 - 100s unless I get in stop and go interstate traffic during the afternoon. Then it can rise because of lack of air cooling. Still takes about 30 minutes of that to get it pretty high.

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