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Re: HELP!!! HEAT issues with '01 929
As weird as it sounds, I don't think the problem is temperature related. I think the problem is the gauge, itself. I started to check the ground at the connector, but to get to the back of the unit requires removal of the front cowl, which requires removal of the middle fairings, which requires... so I will perform this task during the course of this week. I did, however, find a simple test which should be sufficient for confirming or denying my suspicions. After checking the grounds (connector on the back), I will detach the coolant temp sensor and place it in a pot of heated water. Inserting a thermometer in the pot will tell me exactly what the temperature of the water is. If, at that time (and, as I suspect) the temperature gauge jumps around, while being exposed to a constant temperature, OR if it reads the temp incorrectly, it must either be the sensor (which was just replaced) or the gauge, itself. If it is the gauge, at this point, I'll just ignore it, rather than spend 600.00 on a new one (If I can't get the one on ebay.). It is also possible that the "tech" damaged the sensor, when replacing it. A new sensor is only 40.00 or so, so I can change that out, just to eliminate all variables. The last combo gauge on ebay is damged (broken mounting tabs), but if it works (??), I could swap out the electronics, and place it back in my unit's case. I just don't want to pay a huge amount for a gamble, so I just may end up ignoring it, rather than guessing with money.
Last edited by CbrRydah; 06-06-2005 at 11:59 AM.