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Old 01-21-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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How hot is the bike supposed to get? What's "normal"?

I read the Owner's Manual and it didn't really specify a normal temperature. My gauge is digital and just says the temp degree so I supposed if it overheats some light or something will come on. It gets up to about 210F pretty quickly and stays around 205-220. Is this normal? It just seems hot.

I have only been riding around my subdivision going no more than 25mph, mostly between 10-15mph, no longer than a few miles at a time so it's not like I even have it out for long periods.

Yeah yeah, noob question, i know. But I'm a noob, it's my first bike, and i just started riding, so I am excused. I don't know *t, that's why I ask. Gotta learn somehow.
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My Fans on me R1 kick on at 219... In stop and go traffic temperatures over 200 are fairly common. And as the "ram air" effect kicks in my bike normally runs about 185 on the highway. Its a great question at least your paying attention to the bike.. Always ask questions. Your bike is performing as it should... Go YAMMMMMAAHHHHAAA!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:17 PM   #3
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I read the Owner's Manual and it didn't really specify a normal temperature. My gauge is digital and just says the temp degree so I supposed if it overheats some light or something will come on. It gets up to about 210F pretty quickly and stays around 205-220. Is this normal? It just seems hot.

I have only been riding around my subdivision going no more than 25mph, mostly between 10-15mph, no longer than a few miles at a time so it's not like I even have it out for long periods.

Yeah yeah, noob question, i know. But I'm a noob, it's my first bike, and i just started riding, so I am excused. I don't know *t, that's why I ask. Gotta learn somehow.
yea thats pretty normal when you not moving...just wait till summer!!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:18 PM   #4
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yes that is normal. It will be a little lower when you are actually riding and climb back up to when you are stopped.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:20 PM   #5
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okay cool just checking.

Totally unrelated: There's a way to move the clutch and brake closer to the handgrips right? My hands are small and I want to be able to cover the break without accidently rolling on the throttle...
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yea push the levers foward and move the dail that has the numbers to the highest setting...or the lowest..i forget..either way you should see what i am talking about when ur looking at it
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:23 PM   #7
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Hahahahaha, nice post. Poor Colin.
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lol...if your worried abt heat, run engine ice!! dat stuff is bad ...
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On an FZ6 you can move the brake lever closer to the grips, but the clutch is where it is and it ain't moving.

As far as temps are concerned when moving mine will sit at about 185 or so on a hot day and as low as 165 on a cold day (last December's toy run). Stopped the temps will climb fast and the fan will come on at around 200, but I have never seen it beyond 210. There have been reports on the FZ6 forum (http://www.fz6-forum.com) of stones being thrown up and jamming the fan. This will lead to overheating pretty quickly when stopped. You should join the FZ6 forum. You can find almost any FZ6 specific information there about the bike by using the search function.

When I picked up my bike new I was told that the biggest problem when breaking a bike in is heat. When you shut down your bike it will continue to heat up before it starts to cool down. What I was told to do is shut the bike down with the kill switch. If you watch the temperature you will see it rise. Then if the fan kicks in when the temp rises about 200 let it sit for a couple of minutes and then start the bike again briefly (20-30 secs) and you can see the temp drop again until it drops below 200 and the fan switches off again. When the bike was new (<600 miles or so in September) I would have to do this a couple of times before the temp stayed below 200, but recently with the dropping air temp this hasn't been a problem.
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