I have that happen quite a bit down here in Houston around 85 degrees. Being a water cooled engine I just think the computer reads the temp spike when you stop at a light from on the move and turns the fan on preemptive. Mine rarely stays on the span of the light so I have been worried. If it turns on and runs for awhile then is start to get worried
I asked the local dealership about the fan being on so much, he called Yamaha and checked into it for me. Apparently the thermostat is a 195* one, and the bike just naturally runs hot. I have been checking it with a laser thermometer during rides and it stays right around that temp so I figure there is nothing too serious to worry about.
I also have noticed mine running a bit hotter than my v-star did and the fan cycling at lights as well. Was a little worried but I figure--bigger motor=more play=hotter engine Got a bit more piece of mine reading others posts on this...LOVE THIS FORUM!! Thanks all
This motor does run hotter, however, you have both a check engine light and a coolant light on the motorcycle, if it is out of range one will come on. I do not know this for the stryker, but many new motorcycles will shut themselves off if they get too hot. WIll have to do more research.
i'd actually wondered about that fan. is it cool to shut the engine off when it's running; like the power? or should we let it run to cool down? (or will it cool down quicker if we shut the bike off??) wtf, over!!
Kind of wondered about that myself TX, I've been shutting mine off, figure if it's off it can't get any hotter. Anybody know why the 1300 Stryker is water cooled while the 1900 Raider is Air? Just wondering
Its best to shut it off my polaris atv does it as well. When you hit the kill switch and the fan continues to run unless your in traffic, waiting for a train or anything else just turn off the key and save your battery its not helping to cool the motor off its just cooling off the coolant in the radiator.
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