Running hot - is that normal?

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Running hot - is that normal?

Post by stinkerbill » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:10 pm

Rode 25 miles into central London yesterday and notice how hot the engine gets - then the fan comes on - was running to 3 or 4 bars below max on the temp gauge - is this normal, folks? Was a pretty cold day and I wasn't traffic crawling that much?

I'm used to big air-cooled v-twin lumps though, so I might be worrying about nothing, but thought I'd check!

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Re: Running hot - is that normal?

Post by binchap » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:49 pm

yes they all do it .pal

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Re: Running hot - is that normal?

Post by budgesrsv » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:24 pm

Yep fan comes on even on cold days when riding in town. As long as the bars drop and the fan cuts off again then don't worry about it.

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Re: Running hot - is that normal?

Post by stinkerbill » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:40 pm

Cool. Thanks gents.
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Re: Running hot - is that normal?

Post by terrydel » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:34 pm

Always the way, bit annoying but its not something to fret over :D

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