Cooling system in winter

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    Marmouget F

    Hello everyone. I am in the south of France, despite the cold I take advantage of the sunny days to ride the Scrambler. But I noticed that the engine temperature does not manage to rise to be able to accelerate a bit and fully enjoy it.
    Outside temperature 11 ° C / 51.8 ° F
    A 20km / 12.42 mile ride, the engine temperature rose to 50 ° C / 122 ° F.
    When I drove at 80kmh / 49.7mph, the temperature dropped a few degrees due to the cold of winter. So I dare not exceed 3500rpm, so as not to damage the engine.
    Do you have the same?

    martin G10martin G10

    Hi, good question , I’ve noticed the same on an evening ride (very worrying if you know an engine can suffer a cold seasure), the temperature sensor is low in the radiator , so it’s not actually measuring the temperature the engine is running at ! maybe John Drogan can give us the official CCM advice on this question.
    regards martin

    Marmouget F

    Hi Martin, yes good remark on the position of the sensor!
    It indicates the temperature of the radiator and not of the engine!
    Despite the calorstat which opens at 87 ° C / 188.6 ° F
    , liquid still circulates a little in the radiator when it is closed!
    This slows down the time it takes for the engine to heat up!

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