Overheating issue on 2013 Scrambler 850 XP
I was out for a ride on the weekend and hit the first medium sized hill and the machine started cutting out. Looked down at the gauges and the temp light was flashing. Machine was cutting out and going in to safety or limp along mode. Once I let it cool down for a while it was fine and was okay in general until I hit tight trails at slower speeds where it wasn't being air cooled. The temperature outside was pretty hot around 27C or 80F. It was hotter than i would normally ride in, however the machine should be able to handle this as I wasn't even really pushing it. Heck the thing would get alot hotter when being worked hard or when playing in the mud where there is not much chance for air flow to keep things cool.
I checked out the overflow bottle and there was lots of coolant. Checked for kinks in the hose connected to the rad and it was okay. Rad wasn't caked with mud or anything. Checked and the fan is running. Only wierd thing I found was that the fan takes a few minutes to kick in when I restarted the machine immediately after the problem occured and it hadn't had a chance to cool down.
So this leads me to some questions that I thought someone on here might be able to help out with.
1.) what is too hot, if such a thing?
2.) does anyones fan continue running when the engine is off, yet the key is still in the on or aux position?
3.) when I restarted the engine shouldn't the fan kick in immediately if the engine is still extremely hot?
4.) is there a thermostat that i can easily take off and check to ensure it is spring is opening correctly, or would this be electronic and not mechanical?
5.) planing to take it to the dealer as it should be covered under warranty, does it have to be the place of purchase, or any polaris dealer?
Any help would be appreciated. Less than 200km and it is a bit early to be having issue.
2013 Polaris Scrambler 850XP
2006 Yamaha Raptor 350 - sold
2005 Polaris TrailBoss 330
1987 Kawasaki KDX 200 - Sold
1976 Suzuki TS 185 - Retired