Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
If you're seeing more than 3 bars under normal riding conditions, something is definitely wrong. The fan should kick in at that point and bring it back down to 2 bars. On that note, you might want to ensure the fan is working properly. Does it engage when the third bar shows? I know you said the fan is working, but perhaps it is not working right?
Another consideration, of course, is the water pump. Maybe the impeller is toast.
Certainly, your problem is not leak-related. You may have a leak, but that's not what is causing the overheating.
Are you losing significant fluid from the water pump drip tube? If so, that points to a pump problem.
DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.