Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
Is it normal for this bike to take a bit to get up to op temp? Then cool off very fast? (15 min break)
Start the process to op temp all over again...
Yes that is normal. You can have a more constant cooling temperture if you install a product called the Thermo-Bob. You can do a search on here and with Google for more info. Great product. I wouldn't be with out it.
Also get the aluminum skid plate. Even on forestry roads some I can here some pretty good sized rocks clanging off of it and it's better proytection for the oil drain plug.
Speaking of oil. Since you have a 2008 keep an eye on your oil level especially if you are riding a lot at higher RPM. Unfortunately the 2008 engine has a reputation for oil consumption.
But mostly - enjoy the ride.
My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.
"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "
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