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Old 01-28-2013, 11:16 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by wario View Post
I do not believe that the motor knows the difference in temps between when its hot from riding, and hot from idling.
You should rethink that.

Heat in these motors is directly proportional to fuel burned, and a lot more heat is generated by high rpms than by idling. Especially when the high rpms are associated with trying to drag the bike though the air at high speeds. A period of idling after a high-speed run is likely to cool your motor down.
Kent Christensen
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S
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