RPG Posted October 9, 2007 Share Posted October 9, 2007 Continuing the post on the cold starting problems I was having with my '04RT, I checked the oil temp sensor this weekend per Twisty's recommendation and it checked out fine. Replaced the Tupperware after cleaning the oil temp connector (and applying a little Dielectric to boot). Rode my other bike on Sunday so when I went to ride the RT into work yesterday I notice that the oil temp gauge is showing 1 bar even when dead cold. The bike starts easily enough and the ride into work is perfect as usual. Me and a friend decide to ride out for lunch and again when I go to start it I notice that 1 bar is showing on the display. Now it is 90F out but never have I seen that before on a dead cold engine no matter what the outside temp. And finally on the way home I notice the same thing except the temp gauge gradually gets up to 6 bars instead of the usual 5. Again the bike appears to be running fine. So, the Engineer in me says just for the hell of it, pull fuse #5 and reset the Motronic. I pull the fuse, wait about 10 minutes, replace, switch the ignition on and do the throttle exercise. Now, the bike won't start. After about five attempts and with the fast idle set, it finally fires but doesn't sound good as the idle is really rough. My young wife is calling and she wants me to check out her new Victoria Secret's collection so I hightail it inside. (wouldn't you?) So this morning I wake up with a big smile on my face and I'm contemplating whether to take the R90s or /5 into work but go to start the RT (just to see if the same problem is there) and alas, the oil temp is showing zero bars per normal and the motor fires up quicker than I can ever recall. And the idle is dead smooth. I'm not complaining but I'm lost as to what just happened. RPG Link to comment
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