Originally Posted by Lobby
The better oil temperature management of the hexhead motors is one of the huge reasons to upgrade from an oilhead motor. In my humble opinion.
I hated seeing the bars on my 1150's temp display climb upwards during stop and go traffic. On the 12GS, this doesn't happen.
It does on mine. Stop and go traffic in the summer time, I hit the hash mark routinely. Only once did I have the oil light flicker, stuck in a downtown DC clusterfuck in the middle of summer. Convinced me to switch to synthetic oil.
Cools down quickly with a little forward motion.