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Old 08-19-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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keep engine cool how to's ?

... I have an R1 '09 with the cross-plane cranckshaft, now it gets hot, after 200f the temperature down my right leg and foot get really hot, even the seats, i can barely take it.. that brings me to ask the gear guys here, and knowledgeable people, which things could i do to better the cooling of my engine, products or technical info, all appreciated ! thank you.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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nothing... it's fooking hot outside. as long as it isn't over heating, not much you can do. engine ice in the rad can bring it down a couple degrees, but in traffic, it still is going to creep up. try wearing leathers and boots and you won't feel the heat off the motor so much.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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Can wire in a manual fan switch, it will help in traffic some... but either way it's going to be hot.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:10 PM   #4
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Water wetter, but that only slows the inevitable .. gets hot, fans turn on around 217
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:13 PM   #5
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my seat gets hot too, and i put some heat tape on the botton, and it helped a little, here is a link to a similar product, i didnt get this one but one like it, and got it at a local auto parts store.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MR...FQ1b7Aod82tH6Q
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make sure to NOT heat wrap titanium exhaust pipes. just a little fyi.
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Get a bike without underseat exhaust. I got an '06 R1 and it's the same . Side exhaust helps or so I'm told.
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Manual fan switch. I'm also considering wrapping my front pipe because it is less than an inch away from my secondary radiator, and that can't be helping much in traffic. Also a tip. Don't polish your frame, your thighs will hatebu for it...
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make sure to NOT heat wrap titanium exhaust pipes. just a little fyi.
I feel dumb but I have to ask. Why not?
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it's just to hot my wifes 2008 Yamaha R6 burns her legs something bad i think it's a Yamaha thing
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Man... that sucks, I thought I could probably adapt something to the radiator.. but when I park, and she is hot, I'd leave it with fan on engine running.. takes it long to cool.. is that normal? Or should I have her checked?
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I feel dumb but I have to ask. Why not?
It will cause the pipes to crack
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Good to know. Thanks
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Most bikes charging systems do not put out enough amperage at idle to keep up with the fans draw.
Over the years I've seen more issues caused by running the fans manually than letting the system work as it was designed.
As suggested earlier adding Water Wetter will help but it will only delay the inevitable.
On the R1 with the underseat exhaust another way to help get some heat off the rider is to install a cat eliminator pipe and a set of carbon fiber cans.
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the fan is great for blowing the heat off the radiator and onto your leg.
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Most bikes charging systems do not put out enough amperage at idle to keep up with the fans draw.
Over the years I've seen more issues caused by running the fans manually than letting the system work as it was designed.
As suggested earlier adding Water Wetter will help but it will only delay the inevitable.
On the R1 with the underseat exhaust another way to help get some heat off the rider is to install a cat eliminator pipe and a set of carbon fiber cans.
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This. Gut or cut the cat and get some cans.


This is not a new complaint nor should it surprise you its hot. You are sitting on the exaust.
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Manual fan switch. I'm also considering wrapping my front pipe because it is less than an inch away from my secondary radiator, and that can't be helping much in traffic. Also a tip. Don't polish your frame, your thighs will hatebu for it...
I made a heat shield to help stop the heat going directly under the seat on my TL. I made it out of Kevlar with aluminum tape on both sides, it fits under the fuel tank bracket and then tucks under the rectifier. Also remove the plastic shield next to the rear cylinder on the right side.
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