Hot But Not Overheating
So my 9er has starting to 'smell' like it has been running hot. Most of my riding is short distant, stop and start commuting.
Today I noticed that the paint in the sides of my radiator, specifically the right side near the top hose, is a little bubbly (like it has been running really hot) but only a little, nothing flaking off. Also my radiators hoses are quiet hot to touch after just a few minutes of riding. However the temp gauge never gets above half way.
I only have 14,000 kms so I didn't think I would it be due for a flush. The level was low so I topped it up (and in my worried state I over filled it! FML! But I will let it overflow and find its level).
So I was wondering if I have anything to worry about? Is it running hotter than others? Or am I simply paranoid (and I realise I may just be paranoid).
Thanks heaps as always guys! :-)