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Old 08-15-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Running Hot!

The new gixxer seems to be running a little hot to me! What should be the normal temp for an 04 GSXR? And what could be causing it to run hot?

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Old 08-15-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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its houston .. if ur crusing in the middle of the day i say 190 maybe i never check

at lights im sure it can hit 200+s real fast
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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its houston .. if ur crusing in the middle of the day i say 190 maybe i never check

at lights im sure it can hit 200+s real fast
For sure its the weather and not ur bike. I have a SV650s runs alot cooler than ur gixxer but it gets to 215 in traffic...as long as ur not gettin an over heat lite u should be ok...at stop lights try turnin the bike off but keeping the ignition on to let the fan run....
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:14 PM   #4
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^ You really think it's a good idea to turn the bike off in HOUSTON traffic?
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:28 PM   #6
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^ You really think it's a good idea to turn the bike off in HOUSTON traffic?
I do it all the time....The lights that i am use to are long ...but ur right...be smart about and use the oppposite lights to anticipate when ur light will turn green b4 u get run over....
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:32 PM   #7
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there a a couple things u COULD do to help. first i like to add a little water wetter and also u could put on a manual switch to your fan so u can turn it on abit sooner.
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mine has reach anywhere from 215 to 220 on still.. like lights and such.. but riding anywhere from 189 to 193
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but worry you have a real bike now.. it can handle such heat =)
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a ****in bicycle will run hot in houston its 100 degrees outside
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I know the heat has alot to do with it, I just never noticed the Honda ever getting as hot as the gixxer! I will just keep an eye on it!

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its houston .. if ur crusing in the middle of the day i say 190 maybe i never check

at lights im sure it can hit 200+s real fast
when i ran castrol r4, my bike ran high 170's cruising around
when i ran motul, my temp dropped to 170 almost in the dot.
and sitting in traffic got it 200+ like he said.....03 gixx 6 though.

edit......add 10 degrees to that, i found a pic that i took right after takingf a cruise.
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mine has reach anywhere from 215 to 220 on still.. like lights and such.. but riding anywhere from 189 to 193
when i had mine this is how it ran. once it get to like 220 the fan kicks on.
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One of my buddies thats a mechanic runs "purple ice" coolant in his race motor to keep it cool and supposedly makes all the difference in the world...im goin to try it now that my motor is running properly again and i'll let yall know how it works. You can get it at any auto parts store, its made by royal purple. I agree that as long as your not overheating its all good, but why not run more efficient
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One of my buddies thats a mechanic runs "purple ice" coolant in his race motor to keep it cool and supposedly makes all the difference in the world...im goin to try it now that my motor is running properly again and i'll let yall know how it works. You can get it at any auto parts store, its made by royal purple. I agree that as long as your not overheating its all good, but why not run more efficient
I would double check it is ok for aluminum engines
water wetter does seem to work.
You could always just use distilled water with cap full or 2 of water wetter.


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how high was it running?
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Remember same bike: On a day like now, on the streets im looking at 218. Thats stop and go, stop and go. On the freeways im running around 195 or so. All of my bikes have gone up that high in the past. Dont worry...the machine (yours) is being treated well.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:16 PM   #18
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ya man it's fuukin feels like africa over here in houston i got a 94 honda RR and ill run it for like a hour or so and if i get stuck in traffic my bike over heats so fast its not funny so just turn your bike off during traffic
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my 00' cbr with 41000 miles on it runs at like 189 cruising but at stop lights it been as high as 227
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