Hi all, I'm after some advice and/or re-assurance on normal running temps for my VTR.. I recently picked up an 05 firestorm and have been loving every minute I spend with it, but I've noticed it seems to run quite hot compared to other bikes I've owned. At freeway speeds, the temp seems to hover up round the 85 - 89 depending on how hard I've been riding. Which seems OK to me. As soon as I slow down, (60kph zone) my temp is instantly (almost) up round the high 90s. If I come to a stop for traffic etc the temp will rise suddenly to 100 or so and the thermo will kick in and bring the temp back down, but it does seem to spend alot of time up in the higher end of the temps with the thermo cutting in and out as required. The thermo kicks in and brings things back under control, but it does seem to get there very fast (104 degrees). In general residential area riding where speeds are more like 50 - 60kph, the temp will easily be up round 90-94 for the duration of the ride till speeds pickup again and the is more airflow. It never seems to get under 90 degrees basically unless I'm on the freeway.. Am I being paranoid or is this the way the bike is meant to run? I have spoken to a few people and they advised that this is the way the VTR's are meant to be as a 1 litre engine creates alot of heat etc. My previous bike was also 1000cc and it just seemed to run much cooler than this one?? Was inline 4 though.... The temp figures I quoted were recorded on an average sunny day of about 21 degrees. Bike has 4,500 kms on the clock. Thanks muchly! Mario.