Overheating,,, HELP (please)
I've been on an '86 DR 650 out here in Tanzania for the past year and all was great until recently. The engine feels much hotter then usual which I assume led to a long list of problem...
I flushed the entire oil cooling system, put new oil, filters, even replaced a slipping clutch, put on new gaskets, put in a new batterie, had the piston rings checked (no problem)...
The starter has some issues that were fixed but now the symtoms. Tough starts in the morning (not too cold here but humid right now). Then if I run it for about 10 minutes hard and shut it down, starting it is very tough if possible at all. It turns over well enough but gives a cough, not a backfire but a hallow cough.
My guess, that something is causing the ingine to overheat, this is messing with the starter.... oh which leads me to another problem, the overflow on the carburator leaks when the bike heats up so I have to shut the gas tank off too. Oh boy, are we having fun yet?
I'm sold that it is an overheating problem but have heard ideas like checking the rich/lean setting (not so clear on how to get that right though).
Any ideas? (Drive it off a very tall brigde)
Thanks for your ideas, i'll definitely consider them all....