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What kind of oil is everybody running
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Flynrider Offline
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RE: What kind of oil is everybody running
(01-09-2018 06:19 PM)Mscb1100 Wrote:  Flynrider
Does the wind chill factor apply the temperature range the oil weight range?

No, it doesn't. The wind chill factor is a number that estimates the effect of air flow over exposed skin (i.e. how the wind makes you feel even colder). You should use ambient temperature to figure out what temperature your engine is feeling.

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RE: What kind of oil is everybody running
(01-10-2018 01:17 PM)popgun Wrote:  There is no oil flow thermostat. If the engine is running, oil is flowing through the cooler. This is shown in the Lubrication System section of the service manual.

Good to know. thx!

(01-10-2018 01:58 PM)Flynrider Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 06:19 PM)Mscb1100 Wrote:  Flynrider
Does the wind chill factor apply the temperature range the oil weight range?

No, it doesn't. The wind chill factor is a number that estimates the effect of air flow over exposed skin (i.e. how the wind makes you feel even colder). You should use ambient temperature to figure out what temperature your engine is feeling.

The engine will "feel" different depending on wind speed (that's why cooling fans work on coolers). The cooling fins are more efficient in the wind (radiation heat may be the same, but convection is not). However, you should choose your oil for the worst conditions, which is standing still with no air-speed.
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alprider Offline
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RE: What kind of oil is everybody running
(01-11-2018 01:26 AM)jtopiso Wrote:  [
The engine will "feel" different depending on wind speed (that's why cooling fans work on coolers). The cooling fins are more efficient in the wind (radiation heat may be the same, but convection is not). However, you should choose your oil for the worst conditions, which is standing still with no air-speed.

btw

in the first series of the 1800 goldwing the van blew ""forward/ out to the front"" Huh...for example : at the speed of a Corso (bikemeeting) got any drivers heatproblems.....

I don't know what the development engineers thought at that
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RE: What kind of oil is everybody running
(01-11-2018 01:26 AM)jtopiso Wrote:  ....you should choose your oil for the worst conditions, which is standing still with no air-speed.

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