i am glad you pointed that out because i was infact looking at the wrong sensor. The issue and cause is the im working on is the same as originally posted and i did the correct diagnostic procedure but..........i didnt realize the sensor i planned on pulling was the wrong sensor lol. The one in the thermostat housing is fine since my temp gauge works, the one you pointed out will be the bad one. Good looking out my friend. Hopefully i would have figured it out when what i ordered got here and it didnt match whay i was going to take off the bike lol.