When this happens on many FI motorcycles for one, my truck also, it operates in Open mode on the ECU management of the ignition and fuel, etc. I haven't read about any ill effects w/ O2 sensors going bad, reading bad, etc. Maybe because it never lets the ECU run in closed mode? I dunnoI'm sure a Piloteer in Canada can more suredly answer your question. I don't believe that it knows any other temp other than 165.2°F. This temp is still considered below normal engine operating temp. That's why the VCM will not activate.