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Re: Correct operating temperature 98 Blade?
You've left some information out. You haven't said what the ambient temperature is like where you are. Is it hot? Is it warm? Is it cold?
Your existing coolant level could be low. If the temperature is climbing too fast, you may have some air within the cooling system. I'd suggest flushing your coolant (so it's good and fresh), and to make sure there's no trapped air within the system.
As for the temp gauge, your fan should kick in somewhere around 103 - 104C (218 - 220F). Your fan should then cool your bike down to 100C (212F). At least that is how my 99 900RR operates in hot conditions.
Hope this helps.