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86 Magna Temp Guage

Hi Guys,
I was riding my 86 Magna last nite; generally the temp gauge stays at about the mid way point. On a long stretch of highway; the evening air got a little cool; I noticed the gauge would dive down to the cool side momentarily & then climb back up again. It would stay at the mid point for a minute then drop back down; stay down for a few seconds then climb again. The bike is still new to me; should I be concerned about the temp swing? Where to check; if it is a problem? Thermostat? Water pump? Any suggestions & input, would be appreciated.
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Mike
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Hi Guys,
I was riding my 86 Magna last nite; generally the temp gauge stays at about the mid way point. On a long stretch of highway; the evening air got a little cool; I noticed the gauge would dive down to the cool side momentarily & then climb back up again. It would stay at the mid point for a minute then drop back down; stay down for a few seconds then climb again. The bike is still new to me; should I be concerned about the temp swing? Where to check; if it is a problem? Thermostat? Water pump? Any suggestions & input, would be appreciated.
Thanks,
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Probably just the thermostat opening and closing.

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Re: 86 Magna Temp Guage

i agree with bladeracer..unless it's over heating..be thankful it's staying on the lower end of cooling.
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