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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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What is the normal opperating oil temp on the 100ci Freedom engine? I noticed Friday when I was riding that mine was running around 220. I'm guessing I just hadn't paid attention before and that is probably normal, but it seemed a little high to me.

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Before you put too much into the temp of your oil you should be sure your temp gauge is even close to accurate. Most of those dip stick gauges are relatively inaccurate. Also based on the recent temps we have been seeing around my area, I wouldn’t worry about the 220 range.

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Just like checking the tire pressure is always a good idea, checking your oil temperature is almost never a good idea. You end up worrying for nothing.

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Works for me. I just happen to notice it and thought it seemed high. I will just ignore it. My wife wants me to get rid of the temp dipstick anyway. Maybe I will, especially since it is a pain in the rear to take off to check the oil anyway.

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I have one of those temperature dipsticks too. I'm not crazy about it but not much else available for my bike. When it was a 92ci the temp hung around 220. Now it is a 114ci and it still hangs out around 220. So what does this tell me?? Not much except it seems to be somewhat consistent or 220 is as high as it will register.

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On a hot day or in traffic mine was reading 250. At night or when it's cooler it showed about 200. I might just get rid of it. It came with my bike when I bought it. So I shouldn't worry about the temps? What are normal hot temps on a hot day?

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If the bike didn't come with an oil temperature gauge why would you go out and waste money on one?

If victory thinks bike doesn't need one who am I to argue with it?

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My bike came with the oil temp gauge. Does anyone know what is the normal or acceptable temp range for the victory freedom motor? I'm just trying to learn more about these bikes.

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My bike came with the oil temp gauge. Does anyone know what is the normal or acceptable temp range for the victory freedom motor? I'm just trying to learn more about these bikes.
Did you read any of the above posts? Oil temp gauges are useless and don't worry about what it says.

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Ok. I didn't know that u can't overheat an air cooled motor.

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