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Danger of overheatingMy understanding is our water boxers are only partially water cooled and still depend greatly on air cooling. That is corroborated on how quickly coolant temps increase when you come to a stop and have the engine idling when the cooling fan comes on, and that can happen in quite cool weather. I thought the message above from the manual was over concern, however my local dealer said nope it's not--they're heard of a bike catching fire from letting it idle in the garage! Didn't ask if it was a water boxer though. Moreover, BMW apparently formally advised against cooler guards on these machines due to concern over reducing cooling capacity, etc. Unlike your car which is likely fully water cooled, these guys aren't the same.
Engine idling for a lengthy period while at a standstill. Overheating caused by insuffi- cient cooling. In extreme cases, the motorcycle could catch fire. Do not allow the engine to idle unnecessarily.
After starting, ride off immediately.
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