I just got back from a 2,300 mile journey across some pretty empty space. It was a great trip but I noticed that my GS was running hot under riding conditions that it had not in the past.
In particular, as I ascended Monarch pass in cool temperatures and running about 4K on the tach I noticed that the RID showed six bars for an oil temp. I was running around 50 MPH so I would think the engine would be getting plenty of cool air.
70,000 miles on the clock
regular service to maintain valve clearances and other preventative maintenance
So my questions for the list:
1.) How do I check the oil cooler for plugged fins?
2.) Are there other things that I should be on the lookout for given the age and miles on the bike.