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Old 2nd April 2007
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I have been considering getting one of those oil temp guage caps for my 07', however there is no reference I can find anywhere as to what the normal range of oil temperatures are, and what constitutes an overheat condition that might warrant shutting it off and letting it cool. I hear of owners saying runs cooler or hotter with XYZ, however without a frame of reference of normal, this is just more bling.....

Also curious what tire pressures most of you use - the book 30/36 or something higher?
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Harley Davidson says 230 degrees is normal operating temperature for the Sportster engine.

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