Originally Posted by marino6385
....But it will over heat within 5-7 minutes of idling. Ill start the bike with the choke on and with in 7 minutes it'll be heading into the red.
What is your idle speed after the bike is warm?
You should not have the choke on for more than a minute or two.
The fan comes on when the coolant gets above about 225F. It stays running until the coolant temperature falls back below 205F. Many bikes engage the fan just below the red zone, while others have been reported engaging the fan at the mid-way point on the temperature gauge. The most important thing is that it's entirely normal for your bike's temperature gauge to run all the way up to the bottom of the red zone before the fan comes on.