I hope it's not c otherwise your bike is runnign around at near 400 degrees....182 isn't really special it's not that hot.....I've had 195 on hot days....I don't think the warning comes on until 320....don't know aobut the glowing red though? cut down on the RPMS?
Is your bike a 620? I used to have a 02' 620 and had the same thing happen to me once, when I let it warm up for too long. Was it only the front header pipe that was glowing or both? As far as temp goes I had seen up to 220F in the summer while driving in traffic.
Yes all it was 182 F. Sorry, that's what I get for typing in front of the TV. It was just the front pipe that was glowing a dull red. My garage was very dark with just the head light of my 2003 620 little black duck illuminating the space.
I know that I read in the manual that I shouldn't sweat until the temp reacheds over 300 degrees but this is my first baby and I just need some confirmation that everything is all right. I am getting a little more comfortable riding and I'm begining to ride around more a little more aggressively so I may be reving the engine up and getting the heads of the tail pipe to glow a warm red color.
Now I'm about to attempt to change the spark plugs and air filter for the first time this weekend myself. any tips on that would be a great addition to this motorcycle neophyte.