As some of you might be knowing already, I have an RE Bullet standard 350. It's been more than a year since we bought it. I've always felt that the engine got rather hot for two-wheeler standards even though it was a large engine. About three weeks ago, I washed it with water. Started the engine and kept at idle for a little under just two minutes and switched it off. Did that just to check if there were any starting problems.
It was after switching it off when I realised that I had forgotten to oil-wipe the crash guard on the side of the exhaust pipe
. Was wiping it when my hand accidentally brushed against the exhaust pipe. Contact with the hot metal was literally for less than half a second (I pulled my hand back that quickly). Within that half second, the skin completely burned and turned to dust! It was that hot and I repeat, the engine was on only for two minutes. Picture taken 20 days later. The burn was so severe that I felt pain in my entire forearm for 8 days
Now, I know that engines get rather hot, especially near the exhaust but this seemed like too much. Do these engines really scorch this much or do I have to adjust my air-fuel ratio? Idle speed is okay now, mixture is not too lean. Btw
, engine oil levels are proper so cooling system is functioning properly.