Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
I heard that it is Honda's answer to people complaining about "Overheating" issues when their bikes gauge would go up to red zone, or near red zone. Now, Honda sets their guages so they sit in the middle until it is at a "Nuclear Meltdown" temp.! I too thought I had an issue when I went to L.A. & San Fran. last summer. It was like real hot(110 degrees F.), the fan would be on, but the gauge wouldn't move. I was reassured that this is o.k. .
richard2- Start by checking the "basics". Rad. Cap holding pressure? Pressurize the system to check for leaks? Thermostat o.k.? No air lock? Read the service manual. Honda is pretty smart sometimes! I rode up lots of hills last year, idled in traffic, etc. in high temp.'s, without a problem. Don't stop looking until you solve the issue. Let us know how it goes.
I was so happy to be on my 'Wing that I patted her tank and was laughing in my helmet!