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The temperature shown on my dial is pretty inaccurate. I realized that in cold weather riding the temperature shown is 7 degrees C higher than the actual one. This is pretty bad especially around freezing temperatures when riding at 10C while actually is 3C and there could be ice on the ground.

I tested the temperature while travelling on a long stretch of highway at 110km/h
 

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I checked mine out yesterday, with a couple of other riders, simply because we were so cold all the bikes were showing 3*c, :cool: so I'm happy with that :rolleyes:
 

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Mine was showing 2*C hotter than it actually was in the summer, but I haven't checked it now its cold - sounds like you need to get yours into your dealers.
 

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Where do they put the sensor. I'd be surprised if they can ever be truly accurate on a bike that puts out as much heat but stand to be corrected?
 

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No idea but three bikes were reading the same temperature at 3*c so they can't be far out, one scrambler and two Honda's
 

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Mine was a cold bike as compared to my car which I had just driven home from work in the evening, seen it as 20c on the way home and I know my car is spot on, then get the bike out of my garage for an evening blip and on start up the temp was at 22 right from the off. Also saw this rise to 23 on the ride but not really any higher.

My garage is actually cold and damp so it should have been lower!

I noticed this a few times but only thought of it again recently after reading the thread about the booster plug and how that drops the temp on the display when tricking the ecu/fuelling.
 

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The sensor is in the air box. So you have to be blasting down the road to get enough fresh air through there to get anywhere near a real reading and even then it will still be off because of the engine heat. So the thermometer is pretty worthless. I don't know why they even have it on the readout or why they call it the "ambient" temperature. They had to know that unless the the sensor was somewhere outside of the engine it was never going to be accurate.
 
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