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what is normal temp for 1996cbr900?

Hi. It's only 80 degrees outside and my bike feels so hot under me. It feels like an oven under me. How can I check runnin temperature and what is the correct running temp?
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Hi. It's only 80 degrees outside and my bike feels so hot under me. It feels like an oven under me. How can I check runnin temperature and what is the correct running temp?

Normal operating temperature for any water-cooled engine is in the 85-95C range, measured at the thermostat.
You can buy cheap aftermarket coolant temperature gauges to mount on the bike.

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Re: what is normal temp for 1996cbr900?

Hi BladeRacer.

How do I measure the current temp? (maybe it's just me overreacting to the temp feel) If I get an aftermarket temp guage, where do I install it?

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Hi BladeRacer.

How do I measure the current temp? (maybe it's just me overreacting to the temp feel) If I get an aftermarket temp guage, where do I install it?

Thanks,
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Take out the OEM temp sender and put the new one in the same hole, or you can put a T-piece in and keep the OEM gauge operating as well.

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Re: what is normal temp for 1996cbr900?

One question bladeracer. I checked the manual and it doesn't mention this bike having a thermostat. I ask because someone told me to make sure the thermostat was still good. Where would the thermostat be on this bike?
The cooling fan kicks in when the temp gauge is past half way up, I guess this means that the thermostat is good???
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One question bladeracer. I checked the manual and it doesn't mention this bike having a thermostat. I ask because someone told me to make sure the thermostat was still good. Where would the thermostat be on this bike?
The cooling fan kicks in when the temp gauge is past half way up, I guess this means that the thermostat is good???


All water-cooled engines have a thermostat to keep them operating within the correct temperature range. It is in the thermostat housing on the back of the cylinder head.

The fan is operated by the fan switch, not the thermostat. The fan should rarely come on when you are moving, it's for when you're stationary in hot weather.

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All water-cooled engines have a thermostat to keep them operating within the correct temperature range. It is in the thermostat housing on the back of the cylinder head.

The fan is operated by the fan switch, not the thermostat. The fan should rarely come on when you are moving, it's for when you're stationary in hot weather.
Here's another question for you bladeracer.
My bike runs to 103degrees Celsius. And my fan doesn't start. Do you know at what temperature the fan should start?
I should guess somewhere around 95-99degrees, but I don't have the manual, so i can't know for sure.
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Here's another question for you bladeracer.
My bike runs to 103degrees Celsius. And my fan doesn't start. Do you know at what temperature the fan should start?
I should guess somewhere around 95-99degrees, but I don't have the manual, so i can't know for sure.

Just after boiling point, usually around 102C. If you're getting above that then you need to check that the fan is actually connected and functioning.
Just search online for the manual until you get a hard copy.

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Re: what is normal temp for 1996cbr900?

Thanks for your help Bladeracer.
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