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I have a 2012 R6 with 7K miles. After getting up to temp while riding, my radiator is reading 300* on the left side, but only 160* on the right side (side based on sitting on the bike). Is this normal, or is my radiator clogged up and not flowing properly? The reason I even tested it is because my bike seems to be running hotter than normal. It heats up quicker than it used to, and stays on the hotter side. The fans do work to bring the temp back down when the temp gets above 212* on the readout. It seems like before, it would only get above 200* on extremely hot days and riding in heavy traffic. I no longer street ride, and only ride on the track. I feel like I shouldn't be seeing 200* on the readout while on the track, even here in south Florida. I did have an issue before with corrosion build up in the system, because I accidentally left distilled water + water wetter sitting in it for too long. I thought I fixed this by running some of this Prestone Cooling System Cleaner through it, but maybe not. Maybe I should give it another shot, or should I just replace the radiator?