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Old 08-11-2016, 06:39 PM   #21
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i know it's got some kind of warantee... no clue on the details right now. i also got the wheel and tire insurance for $500 (i think for the next 5 years) the w&t ins did nothing for my rear tire that wore out on my 600 mile trip 2 weeks ago. nothing was covered in the maintenance i just had done, or for the radiator flush that i wound up doing myself.
i'm going to park the bike for now, until i can take a better look at it on sunday.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:42 PM   #22
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it man, hate to hear this. Go trade it in on the FZ-07/
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:50 PM   #23
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the fz07 would be cool, but i'm not spending more money like that right now.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:48 PM   #24
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First, get rid of the engine ice.
Use regular antifreeze meant for aluminum engines and water in a 50/50 mix.
Next, with the motor cold, fill the cooling system.
Leave the cap off and start the bike. As the bike warms up somewhere around 160-170 the thermostat will open and the coolant level will drop. Top it off from there and install the cap.
Thanks, saved the the trouble of typing all that. I bet you have that in a text file, huh?
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:48 PM   #25
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I suppose there is a small chance that something has happened to the water pump impeller but if it completely stopped pumping the bike would get so hot it would cook the motor and blow the coolant out. The thermostat should checked to. Make sure the fan is running the right direction. Even in 98 degree heat it shouldn't run all the time at idle. Maybe on at 215-220 and off at 205-210.
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I suggest using a 60/40 mixture of water/antifreeze.
Slightly less antifreeze will run cooler than 50/50.
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Thanks, saved the the trouble of typing all that. I bet you have that in a text file, huh?
I should.
But just muscle memory.
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thanks for the responses guys. i'll try running it with the rad cap off tonight and hopefully that will get some bubbles out. it seemed to run a little cooler on the way home last night. still hot, but not as hot as it was coming to work.

i'm also considering that street bob. sweet looking bike. i think it would make my commute a lot cosier than it currently is.
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I retract my previous claim, a quick google search showed that the boiling point of anti-freeze is about 100F more than distilled water, so it should add to the cooling effect. also the only real down side to running strait water is that if not cleaned regularly, it can case rust to build up on the water pump, anti-freeze has anti-corrosion properties as well, so ill be running 60-40 water/anti-freeze
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Welp, thanks again, David! Now I get to be a Harley douche!

Patrick, do you have any mid controls in stock? I have some forward controls on it and am already not a fan.
The street bob is pretty awesome though. I like the engine. Going to put in new handlebar bushings and some lower bars asap.
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yeah man, no kidding. i bought a new one because i'm sick of like this. didnt think this kind of would happen.

seriously though, if anyone is interested in a 2016 ktm duke 390 with about 6000 miles on it, and misc goodies, let me know. if you are good at bike repair, this could be your baby. i paid about $6000 out the door, but would take $4000, or older bikes in good shape mechanically and bureaucratically.
i'd really consider the out of a grom.
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