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Old 12-02-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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my gsxr is heating up??

so i got an 07 gsxr 750.... and it just started heating up on me today.. it went up to 230-240 and the radiator started boiling over...
the fans work but iono what else to look for... im guessing thermostat and water pump????
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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Check the coolant level first. If it is quite low air will get into the system, which will cause the gauge to read high(less resistance in air vs water, temp increases) and flow is disrupted.

After that, check the top and lower radiator hoses for temperature difference while running and fan kicked on... should be significant. Can you see circulation in the reservoir? Just asking cuz mine does and makes it easy to see that the pump is operating.
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dont let it just sit there and your problem is fixed. keep it moving homie. lol

check the thermostat
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Check both hoses. If one is hot and one isnt the thermostat may not be opening. "That is after it should have opened" +1 on air also. I had a guy bring one by for the same reason after a lay over. The cap wasnt sealing and wouldnt let it pressure up, so it overheated. I bent it back to shape and put it on with channel locks and presto!
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thanks guys.. it ended up that i had a leak... need a new radiator now =/
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Radiators can be repaired... see local radiator shop....

where is the leak? post a pic?
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Radiators can be repaired... see local radiator shop....

where is the leak? post a pic?
+1 Save yourself some serious scratch and get your repaired.
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If Im not mistaken, a carry-in is somewhere around $35-45.
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They have that putty . I got a rock in mine nearly a year ago and its still holding. Whats the putty stuff guys?
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Or for that cheap do that.
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I did mine on the side of the road and never messed with it after that.
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QS or Quick-Stop if I recall correctly.


Then go to a hardware store, get some chicken wire and wrap it around the front of the radiator to ensure a rock wont try that again.

I haven't had that problem yet but mine is pretty well covered w the fairings.
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Not chicken wire. Thats too big. The stuff to use is more a mesh with smaller holes. I still have not put that chit on. No more Fayettville rides for me.
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As long as you have a totally clean area and access, "All Metal" works well, so does JB Weld, and most of the two part epoxy putty solid forming putty repair material.

Still, for my piece of mind, I prefer a solder repair.
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cool.. i was thinkin about just doin that myself but wasnt sure if it would hold... i guess ill have to do that tomorrow
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His bike is hotter then yours will ever be.


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THat radiator putty is made by JB Weld. Its called "WATER WELD" and it is some bad chit.... I have some of that on the bypass tube on my busa radiator and it held 21lbs of boost... Mine was too thin to be tig welded and I had to keep this radiator due to mods for the intercooler so..... so far, so good. I keep a tube of that stuff in the trunk on the 1000....
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