K1200S Running too Hot?
I'm not sure I have Temp problem or not on my 05 K1200S and wondering what others are seeing on thier Temp gauge during different conditions
I started out noticing in March when the temps warmed up a bit that the temp gauge was running 2 notches above normal after running the bike in the garage, also warmed up very quickly (~5-8 minutes). The fan would come on at the mid-point on the temp gauge but the fan would not lower the temp below normal, it would basically run all of the time while the bike was stationary.
So current state, bought the Airlift tool drained the coolant and pulled the radiator out for inspection. I removed no less than 2 tablespoons of tiny pebbles from the radiator. Re-installed and vac-filled the system.
The temp appears slightly "better" now, at stationary 1 notch above normal, fan still will not drop the temp below this point though. When riding in stop and go getting 1-2 notches above normal very quickly after slowing down but when I get rolling the temp returns to the normal mid-point but never below except once recently and it was a very long straight road.
When I filled the cooling system I did had the bike on the centerstand (reprom say "sidestand), wondering if I should redo the drain and refill or am I not really chasing something that's a problem at all?
My K1300GT runs below mid-point all of the time and the cooling fan can control the temp very well.......