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Old 11-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by Pickup man View Post
Has anyone had the reverse? Last week I was commuting into work at -5 C or 24 F and while I was clipping along at
100kph (slower then I normally ride the highway due to the cold). Unless my sleepy eyes were playing tricks on me,
I swear I went from 4 bars to 3 bars for a bit. !
Yes, I have experienced cold oil operating temps for just a few minutes during very cold temperatures (< 20 F.). But, mine is a R1150GS and the oil cooling systems design and engine heating and cooling dynamics are different than the more recent boxer models. If you are running summer oil viscosity, it might be wise to change to a lower viscosity for improved pumpability and oil circulation in winter climates with cold riding temperatures.
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