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Old 12-22-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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Define Normal....temps on a k7 gixxer :)

When on extended rides and then either sitting in minor traffic or stop lights the temps pop up to around 220 i've read that 240 and below is the safety zone it just seems odd to me that my temps go from a relatively cool @185'F up to 212'F or so. Also i noticed a low rpm "ping" while on 89 pump gas???? i broke my norm and was using chevron gas, normally run shell seems to be better grade of gas??? thanks

p.s. the motor just finished break in so could this be my issue?
its 600 sorry i didnt mention that
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Isn't that thing rated for 92 octane and above? If so, running the low grade will cause the ping, as well as running hotter.
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87 octane and above is whats stated in the manual and the sticker on the chassis/Frame
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I agree with tex

I'd go with higher octane and see if that helps.

IMO you should have used 92 during break-in.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:04 PM   #5
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I agree with tex

I'd go with higher octane and see if that helps.

IMO you should have used 92 during break-in.


why during break in only? Do you know what octane is for?
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I agree with tex

I'd go with higher octane and see if that helps.

IMO you should have used 92 during break-in.
like i said it only did it after i used chevron gas dont know if it had bad blend or what
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why during break in only? Do you know what octane is for?
i didn't say break in only
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OK, why 92 during break in.
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like i said it only did it after i used chevron gas dont know if it had bad blend or what
your right it could be bad gas as well


as for temp my 01 600 gix would be 222 F when not in motion in the summer
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OK, why 92 during break in.
so there no chance of early detonation


It would suck just to get a bike and then for it to mess up
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your right it could be bad gas as well


as for temp my 01 600 gix would be 222 F when not in motion in the summer
Making sure that i was fkn up Thanks! and i agree with using the higher grade during break in than minimum requirements it was suggested that i run the middle grade 89 octane by one of the guys at tejas in highlands
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Temps are normal. Run the higher octane though
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I doubt you ruined anything though.

I'd stick to shell like you were using, if that was working for ya.
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Temps are normal. Run the higher octane though
Do ya think i should go ahead and run the premium instead of plus?
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y would you put low octane garbage gas in your high compression motor? jeez u cant be serious! pay the extra 20 cents a gallon, 10 dollars a fill up wont kill u
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the temp on mine hits 220 all the time but the fan kicks on at 220
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agreed 92/93 octane in big and small bikes
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I would change out your all of your coolant with ENGINE ICE...that works hella good. I had an overheating problem sittin in traffic on my zx-6r and the dealer kept saying nothing was wrong with it...i flushed out all the old coolant and refilled it with ENGINE ICE and it never got over 218 on a hot houston summer in traffic.... works

dont use the additive stuff cuz it didnt work..i tried that first...
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