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Old 08-14-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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Thought Id ask here..track bike temp

2006 gsxr 750. Been riding around street on it, but its mostly a track bike.

Ive been riding a 1000 on the street which runs a bit cooler due to the lower RPMs. Lately in this texas heat my bike has been running a pretty stable 199-200 degrees highway riding, and up to the fan kick on temp...225 or so and it cools back off when the fan comes on. Im used to the 175 or so temps on my 1000.

Is it abnormally high? Any suggestions? Flush coolant maybe?
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at the past race in Oklahoma we were seeing temps in the 100+ range. my bike was running at a higher temp around 225-230 degrees. my bike is a 2009 R6.

my friend's 2009 gsxr600 saw temps around that same range also.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:36 PM   #4
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ok, so its probably normal. I havent ridden this bike on the street in so long, I guess I forgot what the temps were like. I rode in colder weather though, and I remember my temps being in the 180s. Good thing is that it cools down when the fan kicks on.

yeah...on track days my bike has gotten up to 230 or so after a session when I pitted in and checked my gauge.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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Commute on my gixxer 600 is freeway 180-190 deg, then about 200-210 deg at red light.

Did a quick search, check this thread for ideas.
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ng+temperature
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:02 PM   #6
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I recently flushed coolant and was running 50/50 prestone and distilled water. Actually...I may have used tap water...so I should probably flush it, and check my tstat. I was leaning toward tstat, but if that was the case, I would think my bike would continue to get hotter and hotter w/o cooling back down much from fan use.
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I recently flushed coolant and was running 50/50 prestone and distilled water. Actually...I may have used tap water...so I should probably flush it, and check my tstat. I was leaning toward tstat, but if that was the case, I would think my bike would continue to get hotter and hotter w/o cooling back down much from fan use.
Why dont you use water wetter since you ride the track alot with it?
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Rode the other day (95+degrees) and saw 200 while cruising at 65 (on my 1K).

Bumped it up to tripple digits and temp dropped to 174.
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Why dont you use water wetter since you ride the track alot with it?
I plan on doing that. Any good brands you suggest.
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I plan on doing that. Any good brands you suggest.
uh water wetter
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
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2006 gsxr 750. Been riding around street on it, but its mostly a track bike.

Ive been riding a 1000 on the street which runs a bit cooler due to the lower RPMs. Lately in this texas heat my bike has been running a pretty stable 199-200 degrees highway riding, and up to the fan kick on temp...225 or so and it cools back off when the fan comes on. Im used to the 175 or so temps on my 1000.

Is it abnormally high? Any suggestions? Flush coolant maybe?
Sounds pretty normal, especially for the weather we're having.

Water wetter is good stuff. While is won't lower the temp your bike will hit while stuck in traffic, it will slow down how fast it gets there.
We keep it in stock if you need some.
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I plan on doing that. Any good brands you suggest.
Stuff is called Water Wetter. It's pink in color.
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Did anyone say water wetter yet??......lol
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:38 PM   #15
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Holy that's expensive . 10 bucks for 12 oz. Seems like a rip..how often do y'all flush it?
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:20 PM   #16
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Its Just an additive to coolant or do you use water and water wetter only?
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Its Just an additive to coolant or do you use water and water wetter only?
If you store your bike in a garage, you can use 100% water + water wetter. "Coolant" is a total misnomer, its antifreeze. The only danger in running 100% water + water wetter is that it might freeze in the winter. luckily it doesn't get that cold here often, and just being in a garage is usually enough protection.
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make sure you use distilled water though and not tap or drinking water that has minerals in it that will scale up your system. you can get distilled water from walmart for under a dollar. tha'ts what i use even in my car. one bottle of water wetter and the rest distilled water.
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