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  1. #1
    I'm Canadian!
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Milton, Ontario

    water temp bars on the dash.

    so bro in law's 14 shows water temp in bars in the clocks.

    No bars show on start up. after running the bike is usually at three bars. on really hot days and in slow traffic it can show up to 5 bars and the fan activates. It has never shown 6 bars.

    Questions are what does each bar mean, what happens at 6 bars, how hot would the coolant be at 6 bars.

    Just wondering.

    Pops
    Size matters, good thing I drive a huge bus.

  2. #2
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    South East Florida

    Re: water temp bars on the dash.

    It was covered in this post. The temps match, but the interpretation of the blocks and bars differs. :

    http://forum.cog-online.org/concours...124/#msg340124


    There are six (6) blocks, and I'll call the bottom block #1. This is the one with the "C" or "F" in it. Mine has a "C" in it.

    Block # 1 comes on at 30*C (86*F)
    Block # 2 comes on at 50*C (122*F)
    Block # 3 comes on at 70*C (158*F)
    Block # 4 comes on at 85*C (185*F)
    Block # 5 comes on at 100*C (212*F)
    Block # 6 comes on at 110*C (230*F). If this block comes on, you are overheating, and the whole screen will be flashing a temperature warning. The 110*C I am posting here is an estimate...I am not curious enough to overheat my engine to find out, but the FSM gives 110*C (230*F) as the upper test limit. I've never hit the sixth block in either of my two Concours-14's, but I have seen 105*C on several other Kawasaki's I have had, and still never got an over-temp warning. My curiosity was only with normal operating temps...not the overheating limit.

    Cooling fans turn on at exactly 95*C (203*F) and shut off at 90*C (194*F).

  3. #3
    I'm Canadian!
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Milton, Ontario

    Re: water temp bars on the dash.

    Thanks for the info.

    Much appreciated.

    Pops
    Size matters, good thing I drive a huge bus.


 

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