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Running too hot, how do you know?
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:07:02 AM »
Hi.

Should have asked the dealer yesterday but in the excitement of buying the bike, i forgot to ask...

Does the X have a temperature guage, if not, does it have a warning light or something to tell you if she runs a bit hot?

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Re: Running too hot, how do you know?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 11:03:59 AM »
Yes, there is a light on the dash for this. All the dash indicators are outlined in the owner's manual.
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Re: Running too hot, how do you know?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 11:56:03 AM »
Splendid, thank you.

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Re: Running too hot, how do you know?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 08:01:09 PM »
I highly recommend spending some quality time with your owners manual.  Read it cover to cover to get the best info on how to use and take care of your bike.

If you are going to do any of your own maintenance and/or repairs, then spend the $50 bucks to get an official Helm service manual.  It covers everything including how to troubleshoot every sensor and component on the bike.  You will more than save the $50 cost by doing just one servicing on the bike yourself instead of taking it to the dealer.
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Re: Running too hot, how do you know?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 01:53:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
I highly recommend spending some quality time with your owners manual.  Read it cover to cover to get the best info on how to use and take care of your bike.

If you are going to do any of your own maintenance and/or repairs, then spend the $50 bucks to get an official Helm service manual.  It covers everything including how to troubleshoot every sensor and component on the bike.  You will more than save the $50 cost by doing just one servicing on the bike yourself instead of taking it to the dealer.

 :460: I have the Honda service manual. The only difference. The rest I would only parrot what SnowOwl said.
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Re: Running too hot, how do you know?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 07:19:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
I highly recommend spending some quality time with your owners manual.  Read it cover to cover to get the best info on how to use and take care of your bike.

If you are going to do any of your own maintenance and/or repairs, then spend the $50 bucks to get an official Helm service manual.  It covers everything including how to troubleshoot every sensor and component on the bike.  You will more than save the $50 cost by doing just one servicing on the bike yourself instead of taking it to the dealer.

Being the sad sort of creature i am, i actually enjoy manuals and things like that, i've just completed a nut and bolt restoration of a '69 Suzuki T500 so am well versed in spending hours leafing through repair manuals, parts lists etc. Any bike i've ever owned, i have always read the owners manual cover to cover, i view it not just as an important way to better get to know your ride but also as part of the ownership experience.

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Re: Running too hot, how do you know?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2018, 01:31:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]
:460: I have the Honda service manual. The only difference. The rest I would only parrot what SnowOwl said.
The official Honda service manual is the one by Helm, so same manual.
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Re: Running too hot, how do you know?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018, 04:53:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
The official Honda service manual is the one by Helm, so same manual.

I looked for that info in my manual. You think that Honda would let them make reference to their involvement.  :027:
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Re: Running too hot, how do you know?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2018, 09:08:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]
I looked for that info in my manual. You think that Honda would let them make reference to their involvement.  :027:

here is what Honda says on their website about the Helm manual
http://powersports.honda.com/experience/articles/090111c081102a2a.aspx

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