Better to have an overheat shut down. The tech can't see the gauge when he's cleaning.I know I joke around alot, but I was serious about the engine water temp gauge. I would like to see one on all liquid cooled TM's. These things are too expensive to let them overheat because some tech is too lazy to look in the radiator.
I agree and I think the overheat shut off is great, but I would still like to see a gauge. A gauge can give you some lead time to things coming, like a failing water pump. If you notice that the average engine temp starts gradually rising it can give you a hint of a water leak or worn pump impeller. This would avoid an annoying overheating shutdown in the middle of a job.Better to have an overheat shut down. The tech can't see the gauge when he's cleaning.