Jollster
Hi All,

Last week I was commuting to Adelaide on my Scout for work and fighting the 8 am traffic. On the open road, the engine temp was a perfect 79 deg. While idling in the traffic however, the engine temp was getting up to 96 deg at its hottest. Being water cooled, I wouldn’t have thought it would vary much. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it something I should get checked out? A lot of my riding has been open road/ country riding,

Jollster
2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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Scout LE MKIII
Hi Jollster,

I don’t think you have anything to worry about. I assume that once you got moving again the temperature came back down to around 80 deg?

The running temperature on my Scout is also around 80 deg but I have had it rise up to the high 90’s even 100 deg when sitting still or travelling in real slow traffic for a period of time. Even though it is water cooled the Scout still relies on air cooling achieved when the bike is moving. 

The manual also states that the fan doesn’t come on until around 96 deg and is switched off around 95 deg so again I would say that 96 deg in the situation you described is no cause for alarm. 

Cheers,
Townsville QLD
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Jollster
Thanks Scout LE, yes, it does drop back to 80’s when moving again. An E comes on next to the gear number and doesn’t go off for quite a while. Didn’t think it was a problem but thought I’d seek advice from more knowledgeable owners than me. Thanks mate

Jollster
2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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Hunter
I'm pretty sure the E next to the gear indicator is just telling you that you're looking at the engine temperature display.
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Dan
Sounds pretty normal to me, mine gets pretty warm sitting at traffic lights, but I am in Darwin and its in the mid 30's pretty much every day.
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Jollster
Good O. Thanks all
2017 Thunder Black Scout.
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Sean Judd

Jollster wrote:
Hi All,

Last week I was commuting to Adelaide on my Scout for work and fighting the 8 am traffic. On the open road, the engine temp was a perfect 79 deg. While idling in the traffic however, the engine temp was getting up to 96 deg at its hottest. Being water cooled, I wouldn’t have thought it would vary much. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it something I should get checked out? A lot of my riding has been open road/ country riding,

Jollster

Yeah 96 is fine, common for the Scout in traffic. 

Current 2018 Chieftain

Past 2016 Scout

Future I'm thinking old School 40s Chief. 

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Tezza
I agree with Wayward1. I've sat in temperature at 98 and that's when the heat starts to become annoying. Try and avoid heavy traffic especially when it's stop/start on hot days.

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2017 Indian Scout
2013 Boulevard C50T
Penrith, NSW
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rusty
Just keep split laneing traffic looking for best shade area . If no shade from Big truck /bus tree under bridge while waiting etc  . Slowly sneak too front of traffic burst on green too get a little wind . .

Russell
No one makes it out alive .
Brisbane Qld
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Dr.Shifty
When I had a Scout it would go to over 100c in traffic. Because the cooling system is pressurized it can handle high temps OK.

The fan has a set turn on point, but if you have a PVCX and FuelMoto tune the fan is set to turn on a touch earlier.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Mon
Have had same happening myself so is good to know I don't have a problem thanks guys.
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srd0060
Hi, the fans cut in at 96deg I ride mine in 40+ and all good..
2018 Scout, Thunder black, Beach bars, DART screen Bobber Rims, Stage 1.
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Ulysses  67236

Canberra, ACT
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