Originally Posted by black1200lt
Have you got that puppy up and running yet?
Coni - Funny you should ask today since I just picked it up this morning from SJBMW! Yes, I'm on the road again and with a modicum of additional power! I got an engine/clutch/transmission with only 30k miles on it from Hans "Silver Buffalo" Ruys (whose misfortune in May with an Elk became my good fortune) so... though the odometer sez 183k I'll know there is really only 30!
I do need some advice from the combined wisdom on this forum...
Tonight while returning from dinner in Napa
I got a phone call and pulled into a rest stop to talk. I left the bike running since my audio cuts off if turn off the bike. After a few minutes I noticed the red temp lite on the dash came on (I've never seen that before) and the analog temp gauge was just below the black mark before the red section. In my experience it's pretty typical that on extended idling the temp gauge will reach that mark and the fans kick in and drop it down.
However, I felt the air flow from the fans on both sides of the bike and the left one was hot (normal) and the other one was cold!
Something is obviously wrong with the cooling system and that red lite thing has got me worried. As soon as I started moving down the freeway the gauge started to drop back to the middle. I thought it was interesting that the red lite didn't go out until the gauge got to the middle again.
So anyone got any ideas? I'll take the bike back to my dealer this week and have them check it out butt I often get great adivce from members of this forum and use it to help focus their diagnostics.