The dealer told me that I "may" experience some overheating issues. He claimed that not all the bikes do it, BUT the key point of the discussion was that there is a recall in the works. Apparently from what he said the thermostat occasionally sticks and in many cases at odd times. Presumably a sticking thermostat may cause the engine to run either too cool or too hot. I got a little panicky tonight when after about 30 miles in 45 to 55F weather the engine suddenly hit 210F. It happened sort of all at once, but I notice in other threads 210 is not a panic level ;-) I believe the tipping point was as the oil temp surpassed the coolant, things changed rapidly. The prior 30 miles it stayed between 155F and 180F. A stable temperature means long term reliability so I hope if there IS an issue it gets addressed before much damage is done.
Edited by mntbighker, 27 February 2012 - 09:40 AM.