Overheating, no warning light
Howdy! I have a 2005 Rubicon 500 4x4 TRX, AKA"The Beast" water cooled but also has a fan. Recently I was riding it around on pavements and a little in the grass, while doubling my kid. It felt like it wasnt running quite right, just a bit rough and pinging some. It was quite hot on my left side lower leg. I did not run it hard or fast most of the time until I hit the stretch home, going about 25. Then it sputtered, a little backfire, and died. Gas tank was full (although I did run out the day before accidentally). It would not start. I turned it off, then back on for the fan to start. It ran a long time! After it stopped I waited another couple minutes, then started it again, it did start this time. There was no red warning light saying it was hot.. although when I turn the key on waiting to start it, it did come on, then went out. So I am guessing it works?? Anyway, when I got home I checked the fluid, it was fine. Next day I took it out again, and I rode it slowly, no fast speeds. But then I got stuck in a mud puddle. With the struggling of getting out, it overheated again and died. So I did as I did the day before, and got it going again.
Anyway.. I do not know why it is doing this... any suggestions?? Thanks.. I miss my Beast!