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post #1 of 15 Old Feb 5th, 2012, 5:17 am Thread Starter
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Celsius setting?

Is there a way to have the temp display as Celsius instead of Fahrenheit? I prefer Celsius. Don't seem to be any setting in the menus or manual. Is that a dealer configuration possibility? I want distance to remain miles.
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post #2 of 15 Old Feb 5th, 2012, 4:00 pm
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Re: Celsius setting?

I looked at all my settings and there is no way I can find to change these settings. Mine came with celcius, but it also registers everything in kilometers. Not sure you can get both celcuis and miles???? My bike was also built for Canada so it may come with the metric system already programmed in. Not the answer you were looking for but I did look and try different things to no avail.

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Re: Celsius setting?

Thanks for the info. Emailed my dealer here in the UK to see how the UK spec bikes are set. Mine is US spec. The UK speed and distance on the roads is mph. The temp is usually provided in Celsius.

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I am in the UK and picked my K1600GTL E up in October.
It is set to Celsius and mph.

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Re: Celsius setting?

Take off 30 and divide by 2, I believe.
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Take off 30 and divide by 2, I believe.
Sort of close; however, subtract 32; multiply times 5; then divide by 9..........sounds sort of complicated until you work it through a couple of times............



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post #7 of 15 Old Feb 6th, 2012, 3:23 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Celsius setting?

Thanks Classic. I hope this means the dealer can just hook up the bike to the computer in Germany and make the change. Should be a user config setting though.
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Re: Celsius setting?

I learned by heart the following, just to give me a fair idea:
0C = 32F and per 10C, you add 18F
10C = 50C
20C = 68C
30C = 86C
40C = 104C
Call me if it gets any warmer

As I only ride from approx. 10C and it never gets warmer here over 40C, I only have to remember some 4 lines for the temp conversion, which at my age is still doable.

FWIW, to convert temp from one to another, both formulas are:
[F] = [C] 9/5 + 32
[C] = ([F] − 32) 5/9

And an easy one to remember is that -40C = -40F, but then you won't find me on the road anymore.

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Dealer confirmed he can change it.
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post #10 of 15 Old Feb 15th, 2012, 12:15 pm
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Re: Celsius setting?

28C is the same as 82F. I'm just sayin'

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Re: Celsius setting?

and of course 100 C is 212 F. Doesn't the owners manual tell you how to switch from one to the other? I am shocked.
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and of course 100 C is 212 F. Doesn't the owners manual tell you how to switch from one to the other? I am shocked.
If my experience is anything to go by, the comps are set up for specific, preconceived (in Bavaria) ideas of what different countries expect the comp to tell them. It is only the dealers who can make any sort of alteration.

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post #13 of 15 Old Feb 16th, 2012, 5:44 pm
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Re: Celsius setting?

You guys are making this way to hard.
It's double the temp celsius and add 30. Good gouge and close enough. Or you can by an app for your smartphone.

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Re: Celsius setting?

Why go almost. In fact the real equation for converting is as follows:

C=(F-32)x 5/9

F=(Cx9/5)+32
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Re: Celsius setting?

and 16C = 61F

but google will convert if for you, as any smartphone will tell ya.

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