Oil temp dip stick XR650L


7 replies to this topic
  • edssco

Posted May 07, 2006 - 09:59 AM

#1

I would like to know what the temp range should be on my
Oil temp dip stick .I was driving on the freeway at 70 mph for about 15 min.
about 80 degrees ambient , temp on the dip stick temp was 250 +
How hot is too hot .Whats normal ?

  • GIANTac1

Posted May 07, 2006 - 10:36 AM

#2

I was worried about that myself when I first bought my bike. I bought a temp. dip stick, and found that my bike ran around 250-275 depending on my riding whether it was street or dirt, in temps around 80-85 degrees. I heard that 300 degrees was getting up in the red area. I also have a buddy, FUCT from TT that bought a bike from a dealer who drove it (xrl) 160 miles or so with out any oil due to shop error, before it seized up. These engines are pretty solid. :crazy:

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted May 07, 2006 - 12:02 PM

#3

I was worried about that myself when I first bought my bike. I bought a temp. dip stick, and found that my bike ran around 250-275 depending on my riding whether it was street or dirt, in temps around 80-85 degrees. I heard that 300 degrees was getting up in the red area. I also have a buddy, FUCT from TT that bought a bike from a dealer who drove it (xrl) 160 miles or so with out any oil due to shop error, before it seized up. These engines are pretty solid. :crazy:



"shop error" HA!!! I'd be sprayin lead all around this said "shop"

  • don87xr600

Posted May 07, 2006 - 12:56 PM

#4

Good thing they don't let the mentally impaired own guns.

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  • ghoti

Posted May 08, 2006 - 04:43 AM

#5

Good think they don't let the mentally impaired own guns.

Or his Mom. :crazy:

  • rkuckkahn

Posted May 08, 2006 - 09:30 AM

#6

With all the mods I run around 200 to 220. 300 is hot IMO.

The oil dipstick is an indicator only again IMO. I've been watching it for some time now and 250 is high for me, hard running trails, but again if your not in the 300 range all the time I'd be happy with 250.

Changing the oil is the key. High temps change it more often. I change the filter everyother oil change though. Just don't think it necessary to change the filter cause it's a pain. I'll change oil every 1000 miles or so. You can also take a little on your finger from the dipstick and get a "feel" (no pun intended) if it's super thin or dark change it more often. Every bike and rider is different I just got to know it and base my 1000 mile interval on by own riding.

  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted May 08, 2006 - 10:55 AM

#7

"shop error" HA!!! I'd be sprayin lead all around this said "shop"


It is statements like that which give the second amendment a bad name. :crazy: :ride:


Good think they don't let the mentally impaired own guns.

:ride: :cheers:

Or his Mom. :lol:


:cheers: :cheers:

  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted May 08, 2006 - 10:57 AM

#8

I run consistently around 250-260ish on the highway depending on outside temp. 300 would worry me. I havent done much tight trail riding since i tossed in the turkey thermometer so i cant give a number for that.





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