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Old 05-12-2009, 08:18 PM
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2005 RKC. V&H TD, with Oval Slipons, SE AF. PCIII

Took a spin today, and hit some stop and go traffic for about a half hour. Basically did 5-10 mph for about 2-3 miles.
Felt lots of heat, and checked oil temp gauge on dipstick. Temp was 220 degrees. The outside temp was a comfy 75 degrees.
I don't remember feeling this amount of heat.
Is this normal?

FWIW, I just added lower fairings.
Could lowers cause this much engine heat? It doesn't seem logical, since the engine isn't really covered by the lowers, and the Ultras have gotten along nicely for quite some time.
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Don't kbow what your air temp was , but I believe that your measured temperature is about what you should expect.
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Yes it is normal. I run around the same temp on a 75 degree day on either of my bikes and when its 95 like this past weekend I was over 250.
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Yep, it happens. I try to look ahead and get off the highway if the traffic is backed up, but sometimes it just isn't possible.

I've seen a few bikes riding on the shoulder during real hot weather backups, but don't know how the authorities would take it -- never seen anyone stopped though. Any law dawgs out there that can comment on how the law perceives this?
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2005 RKC. V&H TD, with Oval Slipons, SE AF. PCIII

Took a spin today, and hit some stop and go traffic for about a half hour. Basically did 5-10 mph for about 2-3 miles.
Felt lots of heat, and checked oil temp gauge on dipstick. Temp was 220 degrees. The outside temp was a comfy 75 degrees.
I don't remember feeling this amount of heat.
Is this normal?

FWIW, I just added lower fairings.
Could lowers cause this much engine heat? It doesn't seem logical, since the engine isn't really covered by the lowers, and the Ultras have gotten along nicely for quite some time.

On the Headquarters website blog they removed the lowers from a ultra and rear cylinder head temps dropped 70 degree's.
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220 oil temp is not that hot at all. It's pretty good for how little you were moving. If you are running synthetic oil, no worries at all.
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Yep, it happens. I try to look ahead and get off the highway if the traffic is backed up, but sometimes it just isn't possible.

I've seen a few bikes riding on the shoulder during real hot weather backups, but don't know how the authorities would take it -- never seen anyone stopped though. Any law dawgs out there that can comment on how the law perceives this?
The LEO's frown on that in most states. It's also a good way to get a flat tire.
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220 oil temp is not that hot at all. It's pretty good for how little you were moving. If you are running synthetic oil, no worries at all.
Thanks all.

Yes, I have Synth oil.
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That's actually quite cool for these bikes. It will hit 275-285 someday and you'll really feel it.
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check with local PO...some states its perfectly fine to ride the break down lane in traffic congestions....but it varies state to state

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Yep, it happens. I try to look ahead and get off the highway if the traffic is backed up, but sometimes it just isn't possible.

I've seen a few bikes riding on the shoulder during real hot weather backups, but don't know how the authorities would take it -- never seen anyone stopped though. Any law dawgs out there that can comment on how the law perceives this?
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