Running very hot, suggestions?
Hey guys, unfortunately my first post is not one of good news. Well, in a way...I bought an RC51 today, so that's good I guess.
Anyway, I bought this bike off of a guy who said he took good care of it, and I trust him on that. He said he just had the bike looked over and fluids changed for me to ride it back home. The bike seems to be in very good shape, except for the fact that it's running intensely hot. I rode it back ~250 miles today in Texas heat, it was around 97 today, and on the highway I looked down and saw the light flashing. The temperature gauge was reading 270 degrees...now I know 51s run hot, but that's kind of abnormal yes? 270 was the peak that I saw, but it was regularly between 235-250 degrees and rising to 255-260 when stuck behind trucks (an indication of decreased airflow I imagine). Has anyone else had any issues like this and if so is there a solution? Could this be an indication of a failing radiator or is there something a little less dramatic I should check on first? Try to break it down for me in layman's terms, as I'm not ridiculously savvy. Thanks!