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Old 12-03-2012, 07:06 PM   #21
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jakksfor20- All the instruments were dead when I took it to the shop. It was 0445 and no traffic, in fact I ran a few reds after looking both ways of course, but my temp still got up pretty high. I was only moving about 40mph most of the time though. I think around 60 or 70 their would be no need for the fan. I was reading the ECT from my obd2 scan tool which gives me live data from all my sensors, If your wondering though, I believe that normal operating temp for Beamers is around 204 and at 220 your fan should kick on, at 230 the needle should be going to the red, at 240, 250 your in the red and need to cool down your engine the best way possible.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #22
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Thx, I still haven't seen any issue with mine and its been quite a bit warmer here. I have kept a keen eye on it and avoided any slow rolling. Oh and BTW "bimmers" and not "beamers".
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #23
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someone once told me bimmers are slag for bmw bikes only, and beamers were slag for bmw cars, but I gather they were miss informed.
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