I changed the oil on filter on my GPX250 about a fortnight ago... I just got back from QLD so today was the first real ride I had. Anyway... the temp gauge is getting pretty close to the red zone. It usually went no higher than say, half way.. whereas now it's about 3 quarters. I did try to change the spark plugs too (hence had to disassemble bout half the bloody bike) but I had the wrong tool so i couldn't even loosen the plugs. It included removing the fuel tank, but i know i plugged all the hoses back in fine. The bike smelt a little of uncombusted petrol though. does the rising temperature have anything to do with my attempt at maintenance, or is it the bike being a bit out of tune, or the sparks fouling over, or what? it's a twincarb motor, when i get some time and space i was gonna pull it apart and clean the carbies out properly, syncronise them, as well as adjust the valves and everything... i've done about 1400k's since i bought the bike, no idea when any of that was last done. whaddya reckon? cheers.