"bars " to degrees conversion ?


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"bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby SilverDave » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:34 pm



On a digital dash GL1200 , does anyone know the conversion from " bars " to actual degrees ?

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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby julimike54 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:08 am

Good question 8-)
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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:26 am

A quick look at a manual shows this...
Is this the information you wanted?

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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby julimike54 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:11 pm

Would you please advise what manual is that from?
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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby FM-USA » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:55 pm

The bars looks like "Eye Candy".
A needle gauge makes a swing without increments.
All in all, it's all approximation.

Also...
Install 3 different temp senders and you'll get 3 different readings.
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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:33 am

julimike54 wrote:Would you please advise what manual is that from?

Got this in PDF form in my phone no less.

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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby Rednaxs60 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:10 pm

God find Virgilmobile - went in to the shop and had a look at the new rad core, will make a difference to the operation of the bike. Will also look tomorrow when I pick it up as to how many of the passages were plugged. Will print out your post no compare it to how the bike should operate.

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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:15 pm

Don't forget to replace the thermostat.Just like your car has one,so does this bike.Same cooling system.

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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby Rednaxs60 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:53 pm

New one already installed
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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby geraldm » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:02 pm

not sure of temp ,, but my 86 on a 75 deg. f. day will run 3 bars almost continuous in traffic and red lights might go to 4 bars . 80 + days he runs with 4 bars on highway when in traffic he will go to 5 bars and that is when the fan turns on . I have never seen more than 6 bars and that is in high heat and traffic of course the fan running . don't remember seeing it past 4 bars on highway unless at higher speeds . compared to virgilmobile's temp diagram I think my gauge is running pretty much where it should be .. and am comfortable with the numbers ..

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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby julimike54 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:05 pm

geraldm wrote:not sure of temp ,, but my 86 on a 75 deg. f. day will run 3 bars almost continuous in traffic and red lights might go to 4 bars . 80 + days he runs with 4 bars on highway when in traffic he will go to 5 bars and that is when the fan turns on . I have never seen more than 6 bars and that is in high heat and traffic of course the fan running . don't remember seeing it past 4 bars on highway unless at higher speeds . compared to virgilmobile's temp diagram I think my gauge is running pretty much where it should be .. and am comfortable with the numbers ..


Mine basically runs like this also, only I've never seen 6 bars (even from brand new). So running 70mph, 2 up, 95 degrees F, it will pretty much stay on four bars, sometimes dips to 3. I'd think it would run hotter, like 5 bars and go to six and back. That's around the t'stat temp in bike. When it's 100 + it will change 4 up to 5 and back. Riding in city traffic the same 4 bars up to five and back down. Of course when it hits 5 the fan comes on and stays on till 4 bars show. Sometimes the fan comes on before the 5 bar shows and shuts down with the 3 bar (must just be on the edge of some temperature that causes it).

Another interesting item of note. Service manual I have is 1987, they eliminated the gauge to numbers reference. They still have the Ohms to temp. chart, but not gauge bars to temp. I wonder why? Maybe they changed the range. If they dropped the low temp and added a higher temp, that would just about match what mines doing.
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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:25 pm

All this BAR talk, I bet you guys are making HD riders V--E--R--Y THIRSTY.
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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby julimike54 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Now that you mention it...................... :lol:
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Re: "bars " to degrees conversion ?

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:34 pm

One of our rides last year we seen every bar filled with HD's.
My girl took one of my Prose's and made her own.

"You don't buy a HD to ride very far,
you buy a HD to hop from bar to bar."

8-)


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