I checked my manual for the XC and can see no thermostat.
http://www.batinc.net/thermos.htmVictoryFella said:It does not make sense that I would be thermostatically controlled unless there is some sort of a recirulation system installed. An oil cooled system cannot be restricted like athermostially controlled liquid cooled system can be.
Thanks for the info, I was just wondering if the Vic engines had some sort temp control within there oil circulation system. I have noticed more engine noise as the temps drop. I also let it warm up longer be I go riding.Cuddles said:So, not to belabour the point One Thumb but apparently thereIS A thermostat controller in the oil pump (serving pretty much the same function as the thermostat in your car controlling cooling fluids) recirculating theoil in a smaller loop and preventing itfrom entering the entire cooling system until it reaches an optimal operating temperature.
Although we live in colder climes it has always been a best practice to start your engine and operate at slower speeds until the engine and vehicle warms up. The engine oil warms up more quickly then if you just sit and idle. This is probably heathier forthe powerchain when it is cold too.
I'll stop now because I'm now stating the obvious.