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Old 09-27-2005, 07:35 PM   #21
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Re: bike overheating!

Most thermostatic switches come on between 210-220 degrees, once they come on the temp should go down 5-10 degress or at least stabilize.
Adding water wetter won't reduce the max temp you'll see, but it will slow down the rate at which it rises.
For street bikes, your best bet is a 50/50 mix of distilled water and antifreeze, with a bottle of water wetter.
On most bikes I typically don't recommend bypassing the fan switch; a bikes charging system doesn't put out too much, and the added strain of running the fan often, will shorten regulator / rectifier and battery life.

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Old 09-27-2005, 09:07 PM   #22
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Re: bike overheating!

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Most thermostatic switches come on between 210-220 degrees, once they come on the temp should go down 5-10 degress or at least stabilize.
Adding water wetter won't reduce the max temp you'll see, but it will slow down the rate at which it rises.
For street bikes, your best bet is a 50/50 mix of distilled water and antifreeze, with a bottle of water wetter.
On most bikes I typically don't recommend bypassing the fan switch; a bikes charging system doesn't put out too much, and the added strain of running the fan often, will shorten regulator / rectifier and battery life.

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That why Honda beefed up the electric system on the Blackbird so you can add a lot of extras..
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:36 AM   #23
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Re: bike overheating!

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Most thermostatic switches come on between 210-220 degrees, once they come on the temp should go down 5-10 degress or at least stabilize.
Adding water wetter won't reduce the max temp you'll see, but it will slow down the rate at which it rises.
For street bikes, your best bet is a 50/50 mix of distilled water and antifreeze, with a bottle of water wetter.
On most bikes I typically don't recommend bypassing the fan switch; a bikes charging system doesn't put out too much, and the added strain of running the fan often, will shorten regulator / rectifier and battery life.

Patrick
so you think it'll be fine?

after getting home from work last night, i pulled it into the garage and left it running for about 2 minutes, the temp went up to 234 real fast... i was tryin to look for a leak or something b/c i smelt some coolant earlier in the day sitting at a light..

at what temp should the temp light come on to warn you?
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Re: bike overheating!

Is your fan comming on??
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:25 PM   #25
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so you think it'll be fine?

after getting home from work last night, i pulled it into the garage and left it running for about 2 minutes, the temp went up to 234 real fast... i was tryin to look for a leak or something b/c i smelt some coolant earlier in the day sitting at a light..

at what temp should the temp light come on to warn you?
If it goes above 230 than your fan should be spining. Look for that.
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:34 AM   #27
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LMAO!
Yeah I've gotten used to digital gauges.
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Your fan should be coming on way before 234, give me a call later this morning.

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Old 09-29-2005, 04:10 PM   #28
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nothing is wrong with your bike. you actually ride the bike long distances and commute with it daily so the bike gets hot easily. if all you did was cruise on the weekends and ride at PP all the time then you would have a problem.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:24 PM   #29
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phew...I was getting worried
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flush you . check out www.kawiforums.com for a write up. the year doesnt have to be the same since its all similar steps.
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