first post so a short intro. hailing from the Netherlands on a '94 K75 RT with 136K Km (85K miles).
I've owned it for about 9 happy months and 5K Km (can't ride much during frozen roads season, says the scrape I wisely put on the fairing to remind me...).
all in all the bike is great!
I'm looking forward to some touring around, so far I only had time to skip over to Belgium and ride around in Holland.
it does have one hickup that stands between us and bliss though, and I was hoping maybe someone here could give a helpful tip.
(I've read many a post and article, but never with this specific conjunction of symptoms, at least to my layman's understanding)
in short, the dangin' temp light comes on...
- after about 20-30 minutes of riding it will start glowing.
- light reacts to riding faster / lower RPM
- fan doesn't come on (!) although I'm almost sure it did at least once before, and I'm sure it did once after this problem started
- after riding with heat lamp on, lamp will typically also burn from the get go on first few Km's of the next ride, even a day later when started stone cold
- I think it first happened around November after riding through a deep puddle in the road where water splashed all over the bike and myself, dunno if this is related though.
- I don't think
it's actually overheating, but have no clue how to check this.
- almost certainly unrelated, but who knows: when my left grip heating failed due to corrosion in the thin wire heating element inside the handle,
I peeled off the insulation and replaced about half an inch with normal wire to close the circuit which solved the problem
what have I checked/done:
- splashed some contact spray on the fan's connector
- verified fan IS operational when tested by jumper in the relay box
- checked temp probe resistance when cold, 3.3K Ohm
- checked coolant level in reservoir
- gone crazy already
any good leads on what to check / do next to localize this problem??
after writing this post I let it idle on the center stand again, this time I gathered courage and waited 25 minutes - the fan came on, and no temp light!
you know how you go to the mechanic and the problem solves itself?
here's fingers crossed that it's all good just because I finally asked for help..
or maybe taking the relay out and reinserting it fixed a loose connection somewhere..?
I'll take him out for a spin later and see if he doesn't "overheat" again.
any thoughts are obviously still very welcome.