suprthug8d said:hi all,
recently i've been running my bike and the temp is reading at close to 220 F. Is that normal or should i get my bike checked out? if it isn't normal, what are some possible causes?
acalliste said:Mine gets up to 219-220 in stop & go traffic during the day. During bike week this year my cooling fan switch went bad though. I didn't notice the temp going up until we stopped for gas and the damn thing wouldn't start again until it cooled off. :bitchslap
Fortunately I had MacGyver with me, he wired my fan to stay on all the time so I could drive it home. (that may not seem like a big deal to the rest of you MacGyvers, but I couldn't have done it.)
Well then, consider this your invitation to follow me around in case anything else breakslun said:I would have unplugged your horn, and hooked it up to your horn button. any rate, at least you got it home!
Air trapped in the cooling system but if you in fact have reached 260F, there is a good chance you have damaged the engine. Damage starts to occur at 248F but it's odd that the bike didn't cut-off. Download a copy of the service manual and get to "burping" the cooling system.I know that gixxers usually run hot. I have an '07 600 that typically runs up to as high as 225 in traffic in the middle of summer when it's 115 out and I'm stuck in traffic. I've had some issues with my bike lately. About 6 weeks ago my seal on my water pump went and I gushed oil out big time and almost laid my bike down infront of oncoming traffic. Long story short I fixed it (bought a water pump on ebay). The leak was no more, the Impeller fan spins just fine on my new pump. Now (not sure if it's coincidence) after fixing the leak with a new water pump, my bike is overheating. Yeah, yeah, I made sure the new impeller fan SPINS and the radiator is full of new fluids. I can run the bike at 130 MPH on the freeway and it stays around 190-200 (which is hotter than normal for me on the FWY). At full stop the bike approached 260... Once moving again it dropped down to 220-230's. The only variable here is that I have changed the water pump. The radiator electric fan is spinning full time and we aren't seeing a difference. I can only come up with a thermostat issue (seems unlikely) or some kind of issue with moving the radiator fluid in the bike... Thoughts?