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Offline Roadhawg

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SAR oil temp.
« on: August 14, 2019, 10:19:31 am »
Why do I always seem to get oil temp issues  :biggrin:


Had the 1 year service done last week, but havent had the chance to ride since really.   Went for a burn last night and on the way home I noticed the oil temp at around 106C when I got off the highway. That's higher than this bike usually reads, it usually sits in the high 80s and will go up to 99 now and then.

Suddenly after that it jumped up to 126deg and then back down to 111within like 1 second.  It then seemed to jump around quite a bit between 106 and 120ish.   

It's just strange that it has coincided with a service and software update.   Will give it another ride or 2 to see if it settles down, just wondering if anyone has had similar experience?
(I had a dodgy oil temp sensor on my one 1190, but there it wouldn't read high enough and never really went over 60deg)
 

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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 03:12:06 pm »
I donít think my 1290 has gone over 84 deg. With those high temps you would surely feel the heat off the motor. Iíd start with the sensor and itís wiring.
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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 03:28:11 pm »
I donít think my 1290 has gone over 84 deg. With those high temps you would surely feel the heat off the motor. Iíd start with the sensor and itís wiring.

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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 08:00:58 pm »
I would monitor it closely from cold and if it jumps around, it's probably the sensor

I normally take it easy until the oil has reached 70C and in the recent cold weather it probably took around 15km before 70C was reached
 

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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 10:12:08 pm »
Yeh I also tend to chill till around 70.

Although I might have briefly wheelied it while still around 50 last night. Blame the Corona :biggrin:

The way it jumped down from 126 makes me think itís the sensor but I think a couple rides this weekend will tell me. Everything else was normal.
 

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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 08:40:54 pm »
Where does the temp sensor actually sit?
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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 09:03:30 pm »
Where does the temp sensor actually sit?

On the engine.
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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 10:52:56 pm »
Nah itís in the oil tank. Itís part of the filler neck.

First time it warmed up this morning it was dicking around, would jump from 84deg to 104deg in half a second.

After a few stops and starts though it settled to itís usual mid 80s-mid90s. So Iíll just keep an eye on it I guess.


Bike feels fantastic after the service though :biggrin:
 

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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 07:50:02 pm »
has this problem been fixed?

I just read on the german forum, that there are quite a few 1290's with exactly the same symptoms - oil sensor kaputt
 

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Re: SAR oil temp.
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2019, 08:33:38 pm »
has this problem been fixed?

I just read on the german forum, that there are quite a few 1290's with exactly the same symptoms - oil sensor kaputt

Yeh it seems to have settled down, but I havenít been able to have a proper ride again yet. Sandton to Town and back the other day was fine. High 80s and no bouncing around.