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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Temp question

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As most of you know, I have a 2005 R6 but for some reason, it gets up to like 230degrees with the fans constantly turning on. I saw another guy around town with an R6 and asked him about his, he said it never goes over like 190. Anyone know if I should change out the thermostat or is this normal?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 11:46 AM
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220 would be expectable. Check the coolant level first. Your bike should never get that hot except in heavy traffic in near 100 degree days.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 03:41 PM
 
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The Bee gets hot and the fan comes on when riding in low gears at slow speeds. I have about a 2 mile ride on the dirt road to my house from the hard road...It is all at 15 mph or less...I can be running 168 F. when I turn from the hard road and the fan comes on about the time I pull into the drive...
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230 is too high. My fan kicks on at 214 and never goes any higher than that, even if it's 110 degrees out. Somethings not right. It should be a warranty issue that can be fixed for free. I'd look into that first.
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I have always known R6's for running cool!




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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 12:22 PM
 
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I believe most manuals state not to run the bike if the temp gets to 230+.

I dunno...what was the air temp when this was occuring and what was your riding style at the occurence??


Two days ago...it was 60 degrees and I was out for about an hour...never went below 45mph and had about 3 speed runs at over 140mph...temp never reached above 190 degrees on my bike.
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