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Overheating Tribal! Please help
So a few weeks back while at a stop I looked down at the gauges and noticed that temp was pretty high. Something like 240ish. So I look under me and notice that I was leaking coolant. Mildly dripping. Concerned I took her home immediately (I was riding around the neighborhood). By the time I got home, it was like at 252 and blinking.
So I finally got around to taking both mids off and pinpointed the problem to a loose clamp on one of the left hoses. I loosened the clamp and removed to hose to inspect it. You know, make sure it's really just loose and not torn on the opposite side where I can't see. Looks fine, I put the hose back on and tighten the clamp. After reading the manual, I topped off the coolant reserve tank with the required ethylene glycol antifreeze back to the right level. Turn her on, let her warm up a little, give'r a little gas to get the pressure going and look around to check for any leaks. Nothing. After warming up and steading around 190, I take her around the block to get the fluids going and overall test her out. Then I notice the temp continue to rise. 207, 208, 209, 210, etc. It slowly crept it's way back up to 250. At this point, I am like WTF! Once back home I look around, no coolant leaking anywhere (mids are still off so I did a thorough check). COMPLETELY BAFFLED, I check the manual—No help. So here I am, asking the pro's who know best!
All that said, did I miss something? Is there a fuse somewhere that I should have reset? Other than taking it to the dealer, I don't know what else to do. Anyone have any suggestion as to what to check next? I know that this has "Noob" written all over it but I would GREATLY appreciate ANY help! Thanks in advance guys!