Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: Sprint ST 1050
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Congleton, Cheshire
2005 sprint 1050 gets hot (very) quickly
Is it normal for the 1050 engine to get to near the top of the temp gauge when riding around town traffic.
From just 5 mins of going around a town (2 mins of stopping for a traffic light) the temp gauge will be near the top of the scale.
The fan runs and can pull the temp down if left long enough, and once moving at normal speeds above 30 the temp comes back down to the normal operating range quickly so I know the radiator, thermostat and fan are all functional as they should be.
It just seems that my engine is really hot.
Oil is in spec for quantity and quality. Coolant is slightly overfilled but plenty of room for expansion.
Radiator gets warm both sides so no flow issues.
Just odd that the temp can rocket to nearly flashing by just being stopped at one set of traffic lights.
That's after normal riding - no thrashing, no hard riding, no build up of excess heat, just normal riding around for a few mins.
Lives in Cheshire. Works in Portsmouth region. Home at weekends.