oil head temperature in traffic
Just wondering ,as a new owner,how long my 2004 rt can sit in bumper to bumper traffic on a warm day (or any day ) before i need to be concerned about overheating the engine? And what should i be on the lookout for ,other than the engine heat indicator rising to let me know i should pull over and shut it down?I've not been stuck in traffic yet and the engine monitor has not gone above five bars.Thanks in advance.
It does run differently when it's too hot.
[QUOTE=Pauls1150;904413]Around here, it would be downtown LA in the summer.
Besides the bars on the RID, if the engine is in distress, you'll feel the idle start to miss a bit, and low-RPM running (off-idle & inching forward) will be a little rough. If you know what the bike "normally" feels like, you'll feel the difference instantly. It cools down quickly if you keep the oil (and air) circulating, or just pull over & shut down for a couple of minutes.
I run squeezed dinosaurs; no problems.[/QUOTE]
I think I've got a cam chain guide or tensioner on it's last leg and when the bike gets hot, it makes a sound like a spun con-rod bearing. That's my alarm, don't even need to look at the RID to know I've got to cool it off.
Yes, it gets hot up here.
[QUOTE=Pauls1150;904418]It gets hot up there???
Get that fixed before it gets worse - if pieces come apart, it can get expensive very quickly... The upgraded tensioner really does quiet things down (and is so easy to do); but if a piece of a guide breaks off, that's not fun.[/QUOTE]
It gets hot, only lasts about 8 weeks if we are really lucky. Then again, I can walk on water, about 4 months of the year.
The noise, winter project along with rebuilding my tranny.