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Oxford, GA

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Topic started on 09/08/2004 at 03:57:18 AM  Member Profile  Visit forgeanvil's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Everyone with an oil temp dipstick list their temperatures during normal riding and highest temps. Be sure and list your bike.

Thumper - Norm / High Temps
XR400R - 200-250 / 300
XR600R - 235-245 / 255
XR650R - 190 / 225
XR650L - 230-250 / 275

Other related topics:

- Average oil temp in frame? (XR250R & XR650L)

1999 XR650L: bored to 101mm, 10.5:1 Wiseco, decomp removed, stainless steel intake valves, smog stuff gone, snorkel removed, 58 slow jet, 165 main, Uni filter, slide drilled 5/32", Michelin Deserts, DID Gold chain

Littleton, CO

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Posted on 09/08/2004 at 06:33:55 AM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
Between 200 and 250 cruising around on the trails. Really getting on it up technical stuff, it runs around 300. XR440 '98.

1998 XR400R (440cc)

Madera, CA

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Posted on 09/08/2004 at 5:34:34 PM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
89 xr 600.runs at 225 normal riding in medium to hot weather,in over 100 degree weather at high speed freeway riding runs at 235 to 245.winter riding about 15 degrees less average.highest temp i have seen on the bike was 255 degrees.

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06 XR650L Motard
06 XT225 wife's bike

Antelope, CA

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Posted on 09/08/2004 at 6:22:23 PM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
04 650L, around town casual riding I run about 230-250. At freeway speeds its been hitting 275. This is at air temps over 90 degrees and the stock exhaust.

The reason I list the stock exhaust is because I wounder how much effect the ceramic coating (Big Gun) has on oil temps. So lets see!

04 XR650L, Yoshi full exhaust, IMS 4.0 tank, keihin 160 main, 58 pilot, screw out 1.0 turns, needle shimmed .030, slide drilled, snorkel removed, smog removed, K&N filter, thermometer dipstick, Devol lowering link, Renthal fat bars, Works frame guards,BD under fender tail light W/cemoto fender, Rack-it rack. Click here for pics.

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Posted on 09/08/2004 at 7:13:18 PM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
Huh. Mine seems to hang around 190. Mostly 2nd and 3rd gear in N.E. woods. I'm no AA, but I'm usually on the pegs and pushing it. I tend to grunt more than rev. The only time I see 225 is after a long mudhole or wet stopper hill.
I don't think I'm too rich ?
@2000'elev., drilled stock pipe with quiet down-tip, 172 main, 68s, Uni, Honda 20-50wt., orange coolant.

2000 XR650R

Northern Utah

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Posted on 10/20/2004 at 05:27:34 AM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
I see 200-225 most of the time, 250 when pushing it, and saw 275 once.

Most of my riding is from 5000-11,000 ft elev.

01 XR400R w/baja dual sport kit
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Central NY

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Posted on 10/20/2004 at 3:01:54 PM  Member Profile  Visit dave_cl's Homepage  Reply with Quote
2001 XR650L, standard mods, 259-275 normal, almost 300 in hot-weather during full-throttle sandy hillclimbs.


01 XR650L - Keihin 158 main jet, 55 'long' pilot jet, screw out 2.5 turns, stock needle shimmed 0.035, slide holes drilled to 5/32, dynojet shorter CV spring installed, foam filter, snorkel removed, stock exhaust, air pump removed, thermometer dipstick, XCMH fr/r tires, 14-48 spkts.

San Francisco, CA

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Posted on 11/22/2004 at 06:04:38 AM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
With a Clarke 4.0 tank (no shrouds), WB headers (heat wrapped), Keihin FCR41 carb, my 1998 XR650L supermoto runs at 225-250 on the freeway regardless of ambient air temp. Saw about 270 once on a hot day chasing a couple KTM supermotos up a steep twisty road when I was really wringing the XR's neck to keep up.

1998 XR650L Supermoto

Kona, HI

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Posted on 06/23/2005 at 1:13:15 PM  Member Profile  Visit KingTutt's Homepage  Reply with Quote
At 6250ft Elev, I see 230 to 275 on a warm day. About 190 in sub-zero temp. BRRRRRRRRRRR

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Posted on 07/17/2005 at 6:32:04 PM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
About 225-250 on average. Since I put the pipe on I think it runs a bit cooler. Maybe 5 to 10 cooler XR650L no shrouds clark tank.

04 XR650L

Border Bandit
Del Rio, TX

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Posted on 07/18/2005 at 1:27:34 PM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
Between 200-225 degrees on my XR400R mostly ranch dirt/rock roads in 85-95 degree air temps.

04 XR400R

East Lyme, CT

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Posted on 07/21/2005 at 08:49:38 AM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
Normal riding around town or on the highway...225-250. Yesterday doing some hard riding in twisty singletracks with lots of speed up/slow down... just under 300.

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2002 XR650L - Removed smog, snorkel & baffle, Twin Air filter, 55/160 jets, slide drilled 5/32", needle shimmed .025, Big Gun EVO-X, MT21 fr & rr, Baja Designs skid plate, 14/48 sprkts, Clarke 4.7 tank, ProTapers, XRs only temp dipstick, RSW fork brace, CRF230 fr fender, & XR style tail light.

Northern CA

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Posted on 07/25/2005 at 08:30:51 AM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
while using similar thermometers in my work, I saw a lot of variance between thermometers (in other words, as to accuracy, I got a lot of duds) ... drop one in rolling, boiling water, see if its 212 degrees F ... easy check ... be interesting to see posts as to what temps you find from this quick, easy test ...

2001 XR650L - 4gal IMS tank, DynaJet kit, slide drilled, Uni filter, un-corked, ground header welds, s/s oil filter, rim locks, Dunlop 606s, MSR Ultra Tubes, Supertrapp IDS2 w/8 discs, MSR CR-Hi bars, Pro-Grip gels, Corbin DS seat, Kouba-Link, Garmin E-Trex Legend GPS w/RAM mount, camera bar-mount, MSR roll-chart, SilverStar headlamp, Acerbis DS taillight, 14/45 & 15/48, X-Ring chain, bobbed & drilled fr fender, fr fender bag, Dual Star mirrors, Tusk s/s pegs, Mobil Delvac 15w/40 diesel oil.

Schaumburg, IL

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Posted on 07/30/2005 at 8:36:02 PM  Member Profile  Reply with Quote
200-230 riding pretty slow and hard in the sand on a 90+ day.

00 XR400R

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Posted on 07/30/2005 at 8:41:24 PM  Member Profile  Visit Sanosuke's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Boiling point of water is not the same at various elevations due to different air pressure at various elevation.

The boiling point of water is 212F *AT* Sea level.. whereas it would be less at points above sea level.

Same would apply for the oil in that crankcase.


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2004 XR250R - BC Canada XR250R
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Posted on 08/19/2005 at 12:51:23 AM  Member Profile  Visit PJINSB's Homepage  Send PJINSB an AOL message  Send PJINSB a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
200-250 max. Haven't seen it go past 250.

2001 XR650L - BigGun complete Race series, K&N, Renthals, Clarke 4.0 tank, Acerbis all-around, smog-offed, uncorked, and put on a diet...
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