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Old 09-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #51
John Smallberries
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First overheat

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Originally Posted by tagesk View Post
Sir,
even with synth, you should probably replace your oil now. It has had a very good heating and, as I am sure you are aware, oil break down faster with higher temperatures.

[TaSK]
I found this thread with a Google search and am glad I did. I got my '05 hot for the first time on Friday. I rode at 80+ mph on the highway (ambient ~72F) for nearly 2 hours, then hit a dead stop due to an accident. I crept forward at less than walking pace for around 30 minutes. My temp bar crept up 2 notches and my oil pressure warning started to flicker. Something started to smell hot, but I'm not sure what. A bit of elevated engine speed kept the pressure OK. I finally realized that I was on an air cooled bike with 2-lanes of stopped traffic and an open shoulder. I rode at ~25 mph to the end of the blockage (accident - non-fatal, thank God) and back into normal speeds. I was rehearsing my "my bike was overheating" speech for the cops, but never needed it.

I'll change my oil this week as I'm sure it got a very good heating as well.
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