Very Hot Engine
I've been looking through the posts on engine coolant and engine temperature as well as poor wiring affecting grounding which can prevent the shut-off the cooling fan.
My question is about engine temp and how to tell if the coolant & fan are functioning properly.
I can see the coolant rising (in reservoir) after a short ride and I can hear the fan shutting off 20 sec. after key is removed. The engine however seem extremely hot still.
Is there a safe temperature range the engine block should be in to maintain optimum performance? How hot is too hot? Does the temp gauge really tell me anything at the 50% mark?
2002 VN750 (First Bike)-Purchased:4/28/12 w/4750 miles
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