How hot can these 650's get? Overheating concerns
My bike in question is a 99 650 Classic, but I think the question applies to most of us here.
So, there I was, stuck in traffic fetching lunch last week in what turned out to be 116 degree Arizona sunshine. Pretty, it was not. But as my right leg was reminded of the proximity of the exhaust heatshield I couldn't help but ponder what the thermal breaking point is for these bikes.
I see watercooled vehicles broken down on the side of the road all the time, heck sometimes even on fire. And it makes me wonder are those little cooling fins all that's needed to take care of business? Something tells me that being stuck motionless in triple digit heat is not the most efficient means of dissipation, but can these things handle the heat or is this something I should be looking out for?
(For what it's worth, I had an LS650 for years and nothing ever happened, but I never really took her out during the summer months.)
Not sure if it matters, but I'm running 20W/50
Fidelis ad Mortem