So I don't know if Miami counts as extremely hot weather, but basically if I don't see a light and the coolant level is fine don't worry?When the engine heats up, the cooling fan turns on, exactly as in a car, and it makes a similar fan noise. If the cooling system is fine, it should stop after a couple of minutes, unless you're in extremely hot weather.
Ok. Thanks appreciate the response.With the engine cold, remove the radiator cap to check the level. The radiator should be full up to the top of the neck.
Then check the overflow bottle. That should be about in the middle between low and high.
Also check the oil level for good measure. With the engine warm and off, wait 3 minutes, level the cycle, and make sure the oil level is between the marks on the sightglass.
Ok cool. Thank you. What's the best way to stand a bike up if you are by yourself to check the oil?My rad fan only comes on in summer time Phoenix when I am in the city stopping and going. If you're moving, it'll probably stay off, but nothing to worry about if the fan is running and theres no overtemp light.
Last season, my radiator and cooling system was super gunked up, and I got a temp light in the canyons. I have since cleaned all of that, inside and out, and its been perfect since. These bikes don't make a lot of heat like 4 cyl bikes do, and they cool down pretty quick too.
I put left hand on the seat and right hand on the right bar...balance bike so it stands upright with almost no input..squat down to look at sight glass while still holding on...Ok cool. Thank you. What's the best way to stand a bike up if you are by yourself to check the oil?
Miami is just fine. The fan won't turn on while cruising, but it'll usually turn on on red lights and some times in slow traffic.So I don't know if Miami counts as extremely hot weather, but basically if I don't see a light and the coolant level is fine don't worry?
Assuming you don't have a rear stand...Ok cool. Thank you. What's the best way to stand a bike up if you are by yourself to check the oil?
Careful though. The rear stand alone will alter the oil level reading a bit. Some stands lift the rear way more than others, so results may vary. Use both front and rear stands together, or I just prefer to hold it steady like mentioned. But I guess the precision here isn't really an issue. As long as you see a good amount of oil in the window when the bike is relatively level, you're good. A tiny bit of extra oil never hurts too, but emphasis on tiny bit.Assuming you don't have a rear stand...