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Old 03-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #21
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oh yea. pull your right air duct off and check your coolent level. if its good than start your motor with the radiator cap off of it. and watch for coolent bubbling out when it starts to get a little hot. and if you give it a little rev, normally the coolent will go down a little and come back up when the revs go down. but if it spills over when you give it a little rev, then theres a good chance your thermostat is stuck open.
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If the thermostat is stuck open and all else is good then his bike would not be over heating.
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^^my friend you are incorrect. if the thermo is stuck open than the coolant is running to fast through the radiator which causes the coolant to rise in temperature because it is not in the radiator long enough for it to cool down.
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...with a red light indicating its hot. I called suzuki and he told me that these bikes run warmer and not to worry
:laughing6 That guy at the dealership is a friggin moron. Yep, it's normal for the red light to come on... :BangHead:
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^^my friend you are incorrect. if the thermo is stuck open than the coolant is running to fast through the radiator which causes the coolant to rise in temperature because it is not in the radiator long enough for it to cool down.
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doesn't sound normal to me. You didn't sell the rc did you? nothing should run hotter than the rc
RC's don't really run that hot. It seems hotter cause the radiators are on the side and you have a rear cylinder/header pipe under your nuts.

CBR1000s run hotter than my RC.

At speed in the summertime, my RC runs at about 180-190. That's pretty cool. Trackdays she runs just over 200...
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I ran into this exact problem with my car a month or so ago. It turned out that the thermo switch was bad. The fans would never come on (unless I turned on the AC obviously not possible with the bike) and it would over heat at lights but as soon as I started moving again the temp came back into a normal range. So check the thermo switch its a cheap and easy thing to do.

Also my '02 GSXR 750 never goes over 220 degrees even sitting in traffic or going like 5mph in freeway traffic so there is definitely something wrong.
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^^my friend you are incorrect. if the thermo is stuck open than the coolant is running to fast through the radiator which causes the coolant to rise in temperature because it is not in the radiator long enough for it to cool down.

Not sure on bikes, never had one stick open. But on a car I'd believe you'd be the one who's wrong. Have run several cars with no t-stat or one stuck open and they have always run too cool unless there was another problem too.

Never the less, he needs to check the coolant level....drain and flush and refill as well as replace the t-stat and hoses would be best. I suppose it depends on the milage but I never trust hoses once a motor has gotten over hot....just not worth the risk to save a few bucks.
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on my 750 last year the bike would be fin for about the first 2 hours in the endurance race but we started to notice that the temp would slowly increase as the race went on. which was causing the water to boil out. we would have been ****ed if it hadnt been for red flags
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Not sure on bikes, never had one stick open. But on a car I'd believe you'd be the one who's wrong. Have run several cars with no t-stat or one stuck open and they have always run too cool unless there was another problem too.

Never the less, he needs to check the coolant level....drain and flush and refill as well as replace the t-stat and hoses would be best. I suppose it depends on the milage but I never trust hoses once a motor has gotten over hot....just not worth the risk to save a few bucks.
all depends on what kind of car...old skool front mount fans maybe no t-stat is ok.....newer cars with no t-stat will overheat in traffic w/electric fans...fo sure
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