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Old 02-07-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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HELP! i need my bike to run cooler!

my bike isnt over heating but it is getting up to about 2010 - 218 when in traffic and before like around the end of summer it would only get up to 207 tops and it is a lot cooler outside right now so i dont know why my bike is getting so hot does anyone have any advise or tips on how i can keep my bike running cooler?
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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Check your coolant level. Also consider changing to water wetter or an aftermarket coolant. Your bike will get hot sitting in traffic in texas heat.
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That's about what mine runs in stop and go traffic. With water wetter. Of course, I have a lil water weld on my radiator too.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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Mine heats up to about the same as yours, though I believe it might be me being low on coolant from when I had radiator leak, but I fixed and flushed it not sure if put enough in...
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you know these are av temps for bikes!

its like a car but higher compretion. liquid cooled inline 4c, and your car runs about the same temp 220 or so, it normal,

but yea check your coolent and if you want get a diff one as stated !
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my bike isnt over heating but it is getting up to about 2010 - 218 when in traffic and before like around the end of summer it would only get up to 207 tops and it is a lot cooler outside right now so i dont know why my bike is getting so hot does anyone have any advise or tips on how i can keep my bike running cooler?
That's pretty normal for most bikes in traffic, it shoud run 180-190 cruising speed.

As long as your fan comes on around 217 - 219 and the temp doesn't ever go over 225 you're o.k..

You can slow down how quiclky it warms up by changing your coolant and flushing your system.

I recommend going back with Coolanol and Water Wetter or MoCool.

Make sure your fins are also clean.
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Run an off/on switch and turn it on when you get to traffic and off when you start to move. I have one on my bike but I use it for the lots.
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my bike isnt over heating but it is getting up to about 2010 - 218 when in traffic and before like around the end of summer it would only get up to 207 tops and it is a lot cooler outside right now so i dont know why my bike is getting so hot does anyone have any advise or tips on how i can keep my bike running cooler?
if your bike is heating up to 2010 degrees you need to drop that bike and run!

for real. get some water wetter. even with water wetter i would run 200+ in traffic. my fan kicks on @ 212 i believe and during the summer it kicks on every day when in traffic.
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Run an off/on switch and turn it on when you get to traffic and off when you start to move. I have one on my bike but I use it for the lots.
Be careful when doing that.
Most bikes charging systems can barely keep up with the load at idle.
Turning the fan on earlier / more often can put a stress on your charging system.
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my 6 runs about 210 in traffic. its perfectly fine. check your coolant or check into better quality coolant.
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alright well thanks everyone for the help
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add some cold water bro !!!!!! lol!!!!!!!
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Be careful when doing that.
Most bikes charging systems can barely keep up with the load at idle.
Turning the fan on earlier / more often can put a stress on your charging system.


i have my stunt bike wired to where the fan comes on with the bike... but im not running a head light, tail light ,gauges u think that will f anything up? i had my old stunt bike wired like that for a few years.no probs
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i have my stunt bike wired to where the fan comes on with the bike... but im not running a head light, tail light ,gauges u think that will f anything up? i had my old stunt bike wired like that for a few years.no probs
Probably not, you more than likely don't spend a lot of time with the engine just idling.
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That's about what mine runs in stop and go traffic. With water wetter. Of course, I have a lil water weld on my radiator too.
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When's the last time you did a complete coolant flush? If it's been over a year, I'd look into replacing it.
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When's the last time you did a complete coolant flush? If it's been over a year, I'd look into replacing it.
yea i havnt done one at all so i guess ill be doing that this up coming weekend
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I would add:

Be sure you're using premium fuel if the owner's manual calls for it (it does on my 2007 ZX6R) - that should help to keep the engine out of detonation.

You may consider switching to synthetic oil if you have more than a couple thousand miles on the bike. Synthetics won't break down at high temperatures, though conventional oils are really good these days. Personally I use Shell Rotella 5W40 synthetic in the bikes.
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