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Old 12-18-2009, 02:19 AM   #1
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It was pretty cold this afternoon on my ride home. When i got to my garage, smoke was coming out of the radiator area. the time was 208 and rising. I should check my coolant but now sure how. do I just buy regular coolant? what should i do? Bike only has 2700 miles.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:31 AM   #2
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i had a triumph daytona 600 and it use to get hot on me if i stayed under 45 mph it would get up to around 235, and then one day it just kept getting hotter even if i drove faster, it went up to like 245 and the motor starting bogging cause it was fixing to seize, i parked it and got a friend to pick me and the bike up. put a new water pump on it and it never got hot again. so it may be your water pump, your coolant is fine. just make sure it isnt low
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:47 AM   #3
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what should the average temp be?
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:39 AM   #4
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when your radiator is smoking at 208 is because you probably have some sort of condensation from all this cold air.....water boils at 212 so that explains the smoking.....if you have 2700 miles i doubt its your water pump. check to see if you have adequate coolant first.....if you do, still leave it alone. Most bike fans kick in at around 220-225 F, let the bike reach this temperature, wait for the fan, if the fan is running and the temp does not start to drop, then you really have a problem, if it does....you just dont know your bike
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My CBR's fan kicks on at around 220F and kicks off @ 210F or close to that. Mine always gets hot in traffic. I don't think it was designed nor engineered to sit idle in rush hour traffic. Just my .02 cents.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:16 AM   #6
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It was pretty cold this afternoon on my ride home. When i got to my garage, smoke was coming out of the radiator area. the time was 208 and rising. I should check my coolant but now sure how. do I just buy regular coolant? what should i do? Bike only has 2700 miles.
Should not be smoking in this weather unless your radiator got wet, then that's just water vapor. The temp can easily hit 200 if you're not moving. Do you have an owner's manual? Have you read it?
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It was pretty cold this afternoon on my ride home. When i got to my garage, smoke was coming out of the radiator area. the time was 208 and rising. I should check my coolant but now sure how. do I just buy regular coolant? what should i do? Bike only has 2700 miles.
That is not overheating that is normal range, your thinking of a cars normal temp range which is roughly 180-195. My bike during the summer hits high 220's in traffic with the fans whining their off bringing it down to 210 or so then shut off.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:15 AM   #9
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shouldnt worry about it unless it get like 220-230+ if your that worried about it bring it by kon's we'll check it for ya
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:35 AM   #10
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Can't believe nobody mentioned this yet....

Check your radiator cap to see if it's tight!! Sounds like as your cooling system built pressure it started to leak radiator fluid on the radiator itself causing the smoke. Can u smell any fluid, it's a funny sweet smell... Lol anyhow your cap can be loose and still stay on. Make sure to turn it to the right to check if it's tightened down first.
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That is not overheating that is normal range, your thinking of a cars normal temp range which is roughly 180-195. My bike during the summer hits high 220's in traffic with the fans whining their off bringing it down to 210 or so then shut off.
Actually, a car's normal temp range is 212.
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Can't believe nobody mentioned this yet....

Check your radiator cap to see if it's tight!! Sounds like as your cooling system built pressure it started to leak radiator fluid on the radiator itself causing the smoke. Can u smell any fluid, it's a funny sweet smell... Lol anyhow your cap can be loose and still stay on. Make sure to turn it to the right to check if it's tightened down first.
What I was thinking. Without the pressure in the system your coolant will boil over. 50/50 mix can be bought by the jug at auto parts store.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #13
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i check my owners manual but it just showed me a worthless picture of where i should check it at. I should just use regular car coolant? cap should be on the radiator right? Do i need to take the plastics off to reach the cap?
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Yes you should have to remove the plastics. Reg coolant is good. Yes cap should be on there. It should be on the right side( throttle side).
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:10 PM   #15
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Thanks!! Do i need to remove plastics to get to the radiator cap?
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