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    I think I'm running a little rich as I pulled the plugs and they look like they have black residue and maybe a little wet so I'm going to see where my A/F screw is and adjust it in a little and then look again after a few hundred miles. I honestly don't remember where I have it set but I'll start over at two full turns out and see where it takes me (02 Wide Glide with Rinehart slip on's. Dave's recommended 190 main and 48 pilot as well as other goodies as well as one of those lifetime oil filters)

    We had an absolutely beautiful day here yesterday so my buddy and I got a chance to take a long ride (no pics but it really did happen). We put on about 400 miles for the day and I got sunburned like a lobster but enjoyed every minute. Outside temp was in the low 80's with low humidity and we kind of deadheaded home. I was cruising about 70-75 at right around 3000 rpm's for the last hour of the ride and when I pulled off the highway I did a quick check of the oil temp and it read 255. This sounded high to me but knowing that I'm running a little rich I was wondering if running rich would cause this higher temperature. I thought running lean caused the engine to run hotter but figured I'd ask.
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    I over herd a conversation at a dealership a couple weeks ago. The service guy mentioned 250-260 is quite normal.
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    • #3
      I was wondering about that. From the searching I did on this and the old forum it's hard to say what's "normal" and what's not. Most times when I check it after normal riding I'm right around 210-220 so maybe 255 isn't too bad for the way I was riding but just wanted to make sure.
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      • #4
        Running rich would be cooler than running lean, rich equals more liquid (gas) for cooling.
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        • #5
          That's what I've been told also, Dan!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Geespot View Post
            I was wondering about that. From the searching I did on this and the old forum it's hard to say what's "normal" and what's not. Most times when I check it after normal riding I'm right around 210-220 so maybe 255 isn't too bad for the way I was riding but just wanted to make sure.
            Prolly should have used the word "common" temp range.

            Whats "normal" and whats "not normal" is up for debate on many subjects :laughout
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            • #7
              Correct, running lean creates heat, more fuel will help with the cooling.
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