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    What does your temp gauge read ?

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    chrismalm

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    Join date : 2011-11-16
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    What does your temp gauge read ?

    Post  chrismalm on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:35 pm

    I just resuscitated an '82 XZ550 and got it back on the road (rebuilt starter clutch, carbs, water pump, etc...)

    My temp gauge needle points to mid-gauge while moving and rises to 2/3 Hot when in heavy traffic. It doesn't seem to matter what the air temperature is. What temperature do others' engines operate at ?

    Thanks,
    Chris
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    Rick G
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    Re: What does your temp gauge read ?

    Post  Rick G on Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:38 pm

    What you report is pretty much standard operation procedure. You only need to shut it off if the needle touches the red.

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