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Old 06-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #21
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What coolant do you have in it and at what ratio?

When was the coolant last flushed?

You can go to a 70:30 (Distilled Water:Coolant) mix to get better hot weather performance.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #22
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Most over heating is due to crappy radiator cap holding pressure. 2nd is due to coolant mix / age issues. 3rd is not enough airflow at low speed. Try a better cap, add some ice or water wetter, then if all else fails, f with the fan.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #23
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Ive read about a lot of others wiring up a second fan and it helping to a certain extent but most of the big help was from engine ice or water wetter.
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i like water wetter. its cheap, allowed on the track, runs the bike cooler, and no it doesnt protect against freezing but if you live in houston you dont have to worry about that
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not sure if you fixed your overheating issue or not, but I found the cause of mine was a stuck thermostat...
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Assuming your talking about engine temperature, put the extra fan on the tail. Face it backwards. This will reduce the load on the engine. Hence; Cool Runnings
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Adding a second fan is common on the gen 1 Busa.
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Flush it ,check the thermostat,add royal purple like Gent said above,make sure radiator is clean on outside also.It will overheat if its running lean or head gasket is leaking,wire the switch in there! Hope this helps!
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Flush it ,check the thermostat,add royal purple like Gent said above,make sure radiator is clean on outside also.It will overheat if its running lean or head gasket is leaking,wire the switch in there! Hope this helps!
If you do all that don't just check the thermostat, change it
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:20 AM   #31
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I havnt had this issue yet on my zx-14 but thx to the ppl that posted info so I'm ready for it when it does happen.
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First gen 14s are notorious for overheating in stop and go traffic and you are correct the bulk of the problem was addressed by kawi in the gen 2s (2012-14) by adding a second fan and redesigning the side fairings to route heat away from the motor better. Not much you can do about the restrictive fairing design but adding a second fan wired in to thermostat/toggle switch should help some.
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First gen 14s are notorious for overheating in stop and go traffic and you are correct the bulk of the problem was addressed by kawi in the gen 2s (2012-14) by adding a second fan and redesigning the side fairings to route heat away from the motor better. Not much you can do about the restrictive fairing design but adding a second fan wired in to thermostat/toggle switch should help some.
Just like gen 1 busas
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What temperature is your bike rising to? A lot of people think it's overheating when it's actually just normal summertime bike temps.
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Water wetter / Engine Ice
Aluminum radiator (Stupid expensive but dissiptaes heat quicker)

Other than that, these engines are engineered to cool within parameters. Might be an underlying issue.
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