Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Central Valley, California
Engine running too hot too soon?
Hi guys, I need your input. I have a new 2017 VX300 just under 400 miles. At least 12 different times Iíve noticed my temperature gauge reach one bar beneath the maximum limit, in other words, if the digital reading maxís out at 6 bars, then Iíve hit 5 bars repeatedly. I canít remember how many bars there are at the top of my head but Iím 100% that itís one below the max.
That said, it seems to happen really fast while waiting a fast food drive thruís. The outside temperature is often very cool, 50 degrees Fahrenheit at night so the outside temperature has never been the issue, nor is hard riding. It simply reaches this near max level from waiting in line while 3 cars are often ahead of me. It even climbs up to 5/6 bars while waiting at traffic lights. The minute I start moving I see the temperature drop to three bars within 30 seconds of speed (usually around 37mph and above.)
Iíve checked and topped off the coolant and at least visually, the bike is very clean. Itís never touched dirt (yet).
As for checking if the fan works, quite honestly, I havenít had a chance to youtube. ďhow-toĒ videos on that, also with my helmet and being a new rider, I donít trust myself to distinguish the sound of the fan clicking on when needed, so, again.. I dunno.
Has anywhere here experienced this? And if so, was your fan functioning? If so, Iíd say this a major strike because itís happening while itís cold outside and the bike isnít even working that hard or staying at idle at time increments that arenít reasonable.
Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!