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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
If your bike is not stock it may be running lean. But before looking for a problem that may not exist, what does the temperature gauge show? If it goes into the red zone, there is definitely a problem. But if it just goes halfway over, or a little farther, it is normal. I live in AZ, and mine runs hot in the summer as well, especially in city traffic. It has come close to the red zone, but has never actually reached it. The Vulcan 750s cooling system is marginal in very hot climates. It gets much warmer than my former Ninja 500 did. I also have an '85 Goldwing that will literally cook your left leg, but the temp gauge shows normal.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike