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V50 series max oil temp w/dino oil

Discussion in 'Small Block' started by Martino, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Martino

    Martino Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Does anyone know what the max oil temp is when the bike is running at say 70ish on the highway for an hour or so? I know the oil pressure gauges that you can buy and screw into the oil filler threads have a red line at 120C (248F) but does it really get that hot? I have read in Guzziology that using synthetic oil can lower the temp by around 10% but I am using dino oil at the moment.

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    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    When I used to see how fast my modified Le Mans 2 would go I frequently had my temp gauge
    just under 240 degrees Fahrenheit . For what it's worth , motor oils are only tested to the boiling
    point of water , synthetics handle higher temps better . But not a lot of bikes run oil temps that
    high under normal riding anyway . Peter
     
  3. DeadEye

    DeadEye Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have one of those dip stick oil temp gauges in the Honda, the most I’ve seen is about 100C ( 210F) that’s after some 100km/h + driving, I’ll slow down to 80-90km/h and it drops back to 90/95C

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  4. Martino

    Martino Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Guzziology states between 240-270F for a V7 so between all your posts and the bible, I believe I have a close enough answer, thanks much everyone.
     

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