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View Poll Results: What is your average Oil Temp when riding in the open road?
150 ish w/ out oil cooler 25 6.02%
150 ish w/oil cooler 15 3.61%
175 ish w/ out oil cooler 84 20.24%
175 ish w/oil cooler 15 3.61%
200 ish w/ out oil cooler 171 41.20%
200 ish w/oil cooler 20 4.82%
225+ w/ out oil cooler 25 6.02%
225+ w/oil cooler 0 0%
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I was going to comment on this but then saw the date on cal43 post was made last year so assumed something has gone wrong somewhere on the website.

I saw your original post shanneba made a few years ago.

The guy who claims the information is not out there as to what the oil temperature should be clearly doesn't own a manual of any sought.

It is surprising how many people think their engine or oil is hot even though it's still quite a long way from 230°F.

I wondered as I looked through this thread what is the temperature at which water or condensation evaporates? Clearly at 212°F (100°C) it will be boiled off.

The highest temperature I have seen with my bike is 111°C or 231.8°F.
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190ish when an 883
200ish as a 1250

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According to the poll results only about 6% are getting close to the HD "normal" oil temp spec.

"For an accurate reading, engine oil should be at normal operating temperature: 230 °F (110 °C)." (from my 2013 Sportster Service manual)

Maybe Sportsters do not run as hot as you read so often on the Internet
At the last 3500km never got more than 100°C and if cruising the bike has mostly 80°C. Riding small ruralroads at 10°C the bike get only a little more than 60°C imho the bike don´t get hot.
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From my model engine days a cold engine was a sign of a rich mixture. Tuning by checking the temperature was a reasonable thing to do.

With a cold engine it was not developing full power.
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I did notice my oil temperature dropped from about 205* down to 200* with a change from 185 to 190 main jet while tuning my 1250 kit.

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Mine normally runs between 150 to 175ish its a 99 model with around 26k on it
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my engine is running with 4-4,5l fuel per 100km, I don´t think that the mixture is to rich.
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