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Head temp. warning level - trailtech computer

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I have a trailtech computer on my XT600E with a temperature sensor which fits around the spark plug of my bike to measure the temp of the head. There is a warning light which comes on when the temp. of the head reaches a specified point. Factory default is set at 250 celsius. Anyone know what an appropriate temp. might be to set the warning light at for the XT?

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I have the same unit on a TTR600.

I can get to the temp readout to go off the scale if I ride it hard. I had to reset the 'warning light to max, then the red light to max too.

To be honest I just don't think it's any use connected to the spark plug.

Would be better if it could be put in the oil system somewhere.
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Hi Gasup,

Yeah, I'm a bit sceptical about its usefulness, but I figure if I've got it I might as well use it. Mine only triggers the orange light (at 250 degrees) after prolonged riding on the motorway at over 70mph. I don't ride my bike very hard though and this rarely occurs.

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Do you guys have it set to Fahrenheit??
250F is around 120Celcius so...


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Mine is set to C. not F.

I know 250c sounds high, but we are talking about the temp of the <metal>head around the plug, not the coolant, or oil - these bikes are air cooled.
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You sure there isn't a wrong setting on just one of the programs?
I'm not saying your wrong!
Maybe it's a computer glitch?
It's just sounds kinda off.... 250ÂșC...that should allow for some nice cooking no?


If it keeps it up like that just make it read the atmospheric air temperature instead of the engine temp?


I still haven't received the TT vapor stealth + indicator dashboard that I bought for my 1990 XT600E but I should have it in a month or so..

I do know you can put the temperature gauge on one of the cylinder head bolts (from reading the TT vapor manual) and it should read the temp..


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