Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pensacola, FL, USA
Welcome from Pensacola. My '98RS runs warmer than did my 2000LT here in Florida. I have found it is very sensitive to almost the exact amount of coolant level required, there is little room for error as in a few ounces before mine will run very close to read line, particularly two up. As long as I keep a close eye on the fill tank I am fine. Being under the seat it is easy in a quick pre-flight to miss/forget to pull it off to give it a check before each ride. I have even found a slight overfilling, about 2 oz above the line seems to show an improvement.
I am 5'10 and just purchased a pre-used AeroFlow for the RS. The real problem with getting their design is they no longer have the attaching clips for the '98 models. So if you decided to try that one out make sure you get those attaching clips whereever you purchase the AeroFlow. I have not taken a trip with the AeroFlow yet but I will let you know how she goes. I got it because I ride two up most of the time and the passenger gets little protection from the stock windshield.
I have never experienced the fumes you describe. Out of curiosity are you riding with a full face helmet? I ride with a Schuberth that has good closure around the neck so I do not know if perhaps I am missing something?
"That's some Catch, that Catch 22"
Last edited by bayoubmw; Dec 6th, 2007 at 7:53 am.