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JoelF

Warmup time/miles?

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Hi all,

New 2000 owner here.  I searched but have not found any info on how long it should take the bike to reach operating temperature.  On a cool morning, 45F or so, I get to only 155F or so on an 8 mile ride at 50mph with a few stoplights.  It took longer than that to get to 200F and I got there only after idling in my driveway for a minute or two.  I was trying to get it warmed up enough to get the condensation out of the oil, a perennial problem on my Ducati M900.

 

It hit 100F in less than a mile also, if that helps.

 

Thanks for any insights,

-Joel.

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How many miles does she have? You may find the thermostat is partially open when it should be closed.

 

I'm sure someone with a tad more knowledge than me will be along soon. :beer:

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I agree with Skids, sounds like a stuck-open thermostat. To check, start the engine from cold and keep a hand on the right radiator. If it slowly gets warm, the tstat is stuck open. If it stays stone cold for a couple of minutes then quickly gets too hot to touch, all is well. The tstat should open at 176F or so, so the radiator should be cold below that. My bike warms to 78C by the time I put my helmet on and ride about 2km at 50km/hr.

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Mine takes like 20 min to feel happy... Coolant could get hot, but oil takes longer... And i notice a lot that it takes ages to be at good working temp

Maybe an oil temp gauge would help.

Some time ago i pretended to develop a arduino 128x64 lcd with a myriad of sensors like egt, oil temp, oil pressure and so on, but developing such a thing is a time consuming task, and as long as i decided to be a parent, time flew away from me...

 

 

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An oil temp gauge would be nice.  Gettign the oil up to temp is important.

 

Riding around my neighborhood, I did find that the RH radiator heated up before the bike was at thermostat temp (82C / 180F I believe).  With the display showing 135F the RH radiator was too warm to keep my hand on.  SO I suppose I need to do the thermostat, but then I need to check the valves also so...

 

Thanks for the info!

-Joel.

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