The temp gauge on my 2008 KLR doesn't move from the cold zone when I'm moving and only occasionally moves if I'm stationary for a while. If I let the bike idle (in any weather) it stays in the warm range as the fan does its thing. It never looks right but I can't see any reason to mess with a cooling system that doesn't cause the bike to overheat.
Originally Posted by Frank
The engine never sounds right either but it definitely isn't as lawnmower smooth or as quiet as it was a couple of years ago, even after I replaced the missing exhaust manifold gasket. Maybe its worth actually working out how to check the valves and the equally ignored dohickey chain tension?
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