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Old 07-20-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Ninja 250 running a bit hot

What's the normal temp range for a ninja 250 in Houston's heat? Looked at one today, on the freeway the needle is right in the middle but it gets fairly close to the red just sitting there, or at low speeds. Cooling fan is coming on, and radiator is full. I didn't get a chance to look at the expansion tank, and never got to check to see if the radiator cap is holding pressure.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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my r6 and gsxr would run aroun 165-180 on the freeway, and around 200-220 in traffic.
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my r6 and gsxr would run aroun 165-180 on the freeway, and around 200-220 in traffic.
Well all it has is a needle, not sure what the temp is exactly. wouldn't 212 be right in the middle? Or am I way off?
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How long has it been since you changed your coolant? Every year right?


Cooling efficiency will decrease; I always recommend keeping ontop of maintenance, especially w the heat that houston offers for us

Just about any bike in stop and go will cause the needle to raise. Without that air flow across the radiators the cooling system only has the aux fan's volume to cool the oil and coolant.
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How long has it been since you changed your coolant? Every year right?


Cooling efficiency will decrease; I always recommend keeping ontop of maintenance, especially w the heat that houston offers for us

Just about any bike in stop and go will cause the needle to raise. Without that air flow across the radiators the cooling system only has the aux fan's volume to cool the oil and coolant.
Well it's not my bike, just one I was looking to buy. I know that sitting still or moving at slow speeds will cause a bike's temp to raise, I'm just not sure if it's normal to go that high.
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mine will rise a lot in taffic or stopped. Soon as I move it cools off. Never had a issue, and never over heated.

If you by a used bike change the radi. hose out so you dont get stuck out and about when it gets hot outside. It sucks looking for ride home.
Exactly how high would it rise? What kinda bike? The zx7?
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