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Old 05-04-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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Question Engine Running HOT?!

Sup everyone,
This weekend i took a ride by myself to the Galveston(around 45 mile drive). On the way there, the bike was running between 180 to 185 degress farenhite, Which is normal, unless its extremely hot outside. Saturday wasnt too hot, It was average temp.

So on the way back home, the bike was running good, no problems but the temp was between 193 to 205. I been having this bike for around year and a half and i have never seen the temp get that high while on the freeway. I mean, i seen the temp get up to 225 but thats when im driving in the city, you know, Stop and Go. Why is it running hotter than usual. So what do you think? is there something wrong with the engine? The coolent is half way full. Which i think its more than enough. I dont ride daily, only on weekend. Let me know what you think.

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:21 AM   #2
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that is still well within normal range. i wouldn't worry unless it was constantly hitting 220+ all the time. at the 190-205 range your fans aren't even on.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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Sup everyone,
This weekend i took a ride by myself to the Galveston(around 45 mile drive). On the way there, the bike was running between 180 to 185 degress farenhite, Which is normal, unless its extremely hot outside. Saturday wasnt too hot, It was average temp.

So on the way back home, the bike was running good, no problems but the temp was between 193 to 205. I been having this bike for around year and a half and i have never seen the temp get that high while on the freeway. I mean, i seen the temp get up to 225 but thats when im driving in the city, you know, Stop and Go. Why is it running hotter than usual. So what do you think? is there something wrong with the engine? The coolent is half way full. Which i think its more than enough. I dont ride daily, only on weekend. Let me know what you think.

Thanks!

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i run mine full.... i dunno. perhaps that has something to do with it.

mine runs everywhere between 180-185 cruising, and stop and go runs it up to 219 where the fan kicks on. try topping off your coolant maybe...
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:24 AM   #4
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So you think every thing is cool??

I just never seen it to that, soo i wanted to get someone else opinion.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:29 AM   #5
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So you think every thing is cool??

I just never seen it to that, soo i wanted to get someone else opinion.
i would think everything is fine. too many variables involved. you could have been too close to the vehicle in front of you affecting cool air flow, you could have had a tail wind affecting cool air flow, the pavement might have been extra warm, etc....
i would not worry unless the fan was on all the time and never dropped below 210. then it is time to stress.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #6
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I think your talking about the res. bottle being half full. I hope thats the case. The temps seem fine to me. Sat. was hot and humid. The roads were pretty warm.
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that is still well within normal range. i wouldn't worry unless it was constantly hitting 220+ all the time. at the 190-205 range your fans aren't even on.
+1. is this ur first bike? not to sound rude
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:57 AM   #8
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Have your coolant changed. You have an 06 and I wouldn't be surprised if it's never been flushed. Not required, but if you want to be on top of your maintenance...replace your coolant once a year, just before the summer season. The chemicals in coolant break down over time and with heavy use. You'll be doing your bike a favor.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:59 AM   #9
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Thats normal temp in stop n go traffic my fans dont turn on till 221 F after it kicks on ill drop down to 218. any coolent leaks? if u get air in the system that will make a noticeble diff. leaves room for the water jackets to heat up rather than dissipate heat throught the coolant.. if u have changed it note: do not run 100%coolent will run just as hot. coolent is lubricant not a heat dissipant additive
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #10
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Chit you could run 100% distilled water around here since it never really freezes. That would actually give you the best cooling results.


Edit: as long as you keep your bike stored inside.
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