Join Date: May 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Major road works, bike gets hot.
Last weekend I was on my way home and I ran in to some major road works, it went on for maybe 5 kms. I was able to lane split some of it, but the was a large section where I couldn't get around a semi trailer, going about 5kms/hr. Needless to say, the bike got hot - full bars (2014 DL650). I understand that it can display a hotter setting - when the top bar flashes? It didn't get to that point.
So I was just wondering, what would you do? Would you pull over at that point and let it cool down? Is full bars at a point where it is damaging the engine? It was probably on that temp for maybe 10 mins. It did feel like it was coughing a little during that time.
Eventually I got past the semi, and not too long after that I got out of the road works. Temp dropped normally, has been running OK since.