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Duanelr
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yesterday I was caught in stop-and-go-highway-traffic and the ambient air temperature was 90 degrees. There was no exit for me to escape to and for the first time ever, my coolant temp went to 230 degrees. I'd never seen the engine temp warning-light come on before, but this reminded me the ECU should cut the spark on every-other pulse. I just kept going.

Has this happened to anyone else?
Can idling your bike, when over 230 degrees, hurt it? How?
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Coastrambler
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 - 02:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you can keep moving the overtemp will clear. That can be a big if of course. I've had it go to shutting down a cylinder a couple of times. Once you come off idle it goes back to both cylinders firing. Lane splitting has been a major boon. I did get a very large water blister on a thigh while riding the temp down once.
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