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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-02-2006, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,

Anyone know why the 2005 R6 like won't stay below 190degrees even while riding? The temp averages like 200+ but my friend who has a 2005 R6 doesn't have this issue and neither does anyone else that I know of with their bikes unless they sit at a light for an extensive period of time.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-02-2006, 09:23 AM
 
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The only way I could see 190 while riding is if it was like 150 degrees outside. Is that how it is on say a highway too? I know street riding can do that. Riding at high RPM's in your lower gears could do it to. just flush your system out. Is your fan coming on?
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Thats no good bro.



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Make sure your fan is coming on!

THen change out your coolant to engine ice!




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Make sure your fan is coming on!

THen change out your coolant to engine ice!
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yeah, the fans are comin' on. And it does happen when riding on the highway too. Average temp during the day is about 185-195. I thought that it's kinda weird.

Any suggestions? How easy is it to flush the system? Any idiota proof steps you guys can give me?
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With the motor cold... pull the lower rad hose... this will drain the rad and the hoses. I would then flush it out with some distilled water.

Re-attach the hose, refill it with the distilled water at the rad cap.
Run the motor till the fan is on.
Let it cool for about 30 mins or so.

Pull off the lower rad hose again (with gloves on cause it will still be very hott. you can wait till its cool if you have that much time)

Drain the water.
Reattach the hose and fill with engine ice.
Run the motor with the rad cap off
Top off the bike with coolant
Throttle it a VERY little so you don't push the coolant out the open rad cap.
Top off some more.
Replace the rad cap, and run it to fan temp.

Allow bike to completely cool down.
Top off coolant both at the rad cap and the resivoror

That should do it...




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GM, what about the coolant in the engine. I am not sure if this is applicable to all bikes but I remember loosening a drain plug on my wifes zx-6e when I did a flush/refill.
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Some/most don't have rad drain plugs.

The coolant in the engine should be ok...because you flushed it with water by my instructions.




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Should be a plug at the bottom of the pump!?
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What temp. do the fans kick on???
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Well that is true... and you could pull that as well.

Fans... depends on most bikes... probably like 212-218




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Are you sure other bikes aren't showing the same temp? They need to be the same make,model,and year! I say this and "showing" because I know on my bike the temp sensor is in an odd spot and shows a temp. much cooler than what the engine really runs at,I beleive the thermostat dosn't even open till around 195 deg. Depending on where the sensor is located it will show a truer reading. Most engines need to be around 195 to burn efficiently. Do some research before you take it somplace,I'm gonna see what the specifics are on my bike....
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Low octane fuel,maybe,?
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Alright i checked my manual...fan switches on around 204-212,and thermostat fully opens around 203. Sooo it's possible for the sensor to be close to the head and read a temp higher than if it was closer than if it was near the rad. I was worried about the temp being too cold on mine when I first got it but, I found that it's common for these to "show" cooler temps due to location,tho I never looked and found out where that is...
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Most of these bikes are running liquad coolant temps... not engine temps... just like your cars!




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I would make sure that each cylinder is doing it's share of the work. Those digital temp readers are getting cheaper and you could point it at each exhaust pipe and see if they are the same. But if it was mine, I would sync the fuel injectors first. Yes, they have to be in sync just like carbs, and it's done the same exact way. Plus I already have a carb synchronizer.
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My brothers 03 GSXR 600 runs in the area of the 190's. He said it'll drop to 170's if he's cruising hi-way.



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My 900rr runs in the 180s on the freeway...

until this week... noticed, driving home in town, it was around 210... got it home while keeping it under 220.. the fan died....
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I hate when that happens!

as well!




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