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Old 08-16-2011, 02:49 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Manatee2000 View Post
When I am in Death Valley riding along at 55 to 105 MPH watching the temperature gauge creep up past the top hash I don't want to be wondering for couple of hours if my bike is going to over heat.
If you experience over heating while the bike is moving at more than a brisk walking speed, there is something wrong with your bike.
You should bring it to a qualified mechanic to find and correct the error.

The issue at hand, however, was that when the bike is not moving the engine will over heat due to lack of cooling.

At great expense, very little added value and reduced esthetics, I am sure you can fit a cooling fan on your bike.
Please note that BMW has not fitted your bike with a fan. Not due to a design error, but based on a pro-con evaluation.

Motto: Ride your bike.
When you don't ride it, shut off the engine.

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