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that is so cool. if your using standard oil with those images it would be nice to see if synthetic lowers the temps any.
 

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that is so cool. if your using standard oil with those images it would be nice to see if synthetic lowers the temps any.
Interesting point.

I am only at about 130 miles, so it's what ever the factory put in.

Also this is parked/idling. Would be cool to get a shot in motion, which would probably be a better indicator of how the heating/cooling system functions.
 

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OK so this follow-on post is actually a result of a mistake I made... I fired up the FZ to warm up the engine and saw a squirrel. By the time I realized it had been at least 45 min. The bike has shut down per the 20min safety, but after cursing myself I started to wonder what temp it got to before it shut down.

Ran a test the next day where I logged the ambient temp and the temp of the FZ every 30 seconds until shutdown.

Turns out that I was not in bad shape as the max temp it reached before shutdown was 221F with an ambient of 40F), which i wasn't happy about but certainly the engine didn't overheat (242F).

Looking at the data, it does show some interesting (but not useful for anything real) stuff.

There appears to be three regions:

'Initial Warmup'-- Logarithmic trend from cold until it gets to operating temp
'Operating Temp' -- This is where the thermostat starts to cycle, but it can't hold on due to the third region
'Thermal Saturation' -- I suspect after the thermal mass of system is used up, it starts to raise linearly

Different ambient temps will affect these numbers. I plan to run the test again in the summer for S&G.

I am new to bikes so correct me where I am misstating, and also open to any comments.
 

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OK so this follow-on post is actually a result of a mistake I made... I fired up the FZ to warm up the engine and saw a squirrel. By the time I realized it had been at least 45 min. The bike has shut down per the 20min safety, but after cursing myself I started to wonder what temp it got to before it shut down.

Ran a test the next day where I logged the ambient temp and the temp of the FZ every 30 seconds until shutdown.

Turns out that I was not in bad shape as the max temp it reached before shutdown was 221F with an ambient of 40F), which i wasn't happy about but certainly the engine didn't overheat (242F).

Looking at the data, it does show some interesting (but not useful for anything real) stuff.

There appears to be three regions:

'Initial Warmup'-- Logarithmic trend from cold until it gets to operating temp
'Operating Temp' -- This is where the thermostat starts to cycle, but it can't hold on due to the third region
'Thermal Saturation' -- I suspect after the thermal mass of system is used up, it starts to raise linearly

Different ambient temps will affect these numbers. I plan to run the test again in the summer for S&G.

I am new to bikes so correct me where I am misstating, and also open to any comments.

Extrapolating to 242F I get 22.5 minutes with a 40F ambient (if there was no automatic).
 

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OK so this follow-on post is actually a result of a mistake I made... I fired up the FZ to warm up the engine and saw a squirrel. By the time I realized it had been at least 45 min. The bike has shut down per the 20min safety, but after cursing myself I started to wonder what temp it got to before it shut down.

Ran a test the next day where I logged the ambient temp and the temp of the FZ every 30 seconds until shutdown.

Turns out that I was not in bad shape as the max temp it reached before shutdown was 221F with an ambient of 40F), which i wasn't happy about but certainly the engine didn't overheat (242F).

Looking at the data, it does show some interesting (but not useful for anything real) stuff.

There appears to be three regions:

'Initial Warmup'-- Logarithmic trend from cold until it gets to operating temp
'Operating Temp' -- This is where the thermostat starts to cycle, but it can't hold on due to the third region
'Thermal Saturation' -- I suspect after the thermal mass of system is used up, it starts to raise linearly

Different ambient temps will affect these numbers. I plan to run the test again in the summer for S&G.

I am new to bikes so correct me where I am misstating, and also open to any comments.
So I was wondering why I had a 40 deg ambient from my outside thermometer when the trend-line on the initial warm up shows a y intercept of 66 deg F. I realized that my garage stays at about 65 which explains it. SO the correction is that this data is really from a 66 deg F ambient, not a 40 degree ambient. Again, not an important, but it was bugging me.
 
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