gotta '95 6r that runs kinda cold when I'm cruisin'. I still have an analog temp gauge, so 'cold' means that the temp needle is almost at the 'C'. Some say bikes run cooler while cruisin, but should mine run THIS cold? The reason I ask is cuz I was gettin' terrible mpg (20 mpg!), and I know that cold motors run rich (i think), so I blocked 1/3 of my radiator with cardboard to bring the temps back up. The result? 29mpg, which I think is closer to what a bike should get. Mind you, I'm a newbie, and I don't ride hard. Any suggestions on why the bad mpg? I'm thinking bad thermostat and coolant, but any help would be appreciated. thanks guys!
Jeff i have the same bike only a 97 model. I've only had it for a month or so and mine runs the same way. The temp needle is always just a little above "C" while cruising along at a steady pace. This is my 8th bike and none of the others were ever this cold natured. Mine also takes forever to warm up even with the temps in the 70's before i go out for a ride. I've never seen the needle even get close to the middle of the gauge. I've had the same question on my mind so hopefully someone on here will have some insight as to whether this is normal or we do have a problem. GOOD LUCK
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