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Ok, well what should the temps of the engine run about? My '05 R6 tends to be like 180-230, depending on what's going on. If I'm running down the highway, it'll be like 180-190, but if I'm sitting, it'll run up to like 215+.

I was told that unless the temp hits like 250+ don't worry. Is this true?
 

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Slower hotter days will yield higher temps. Traveling at highway speed in high gear should always keep a bike the coolest.
Stuck in traffic or ridding at constant high rpm's will naturally get the bike to the hottest.
All bikes today have ether a warning light and or a gauge to keep up with the temp.
If the bike gets to hot for comfort, ride in a higher gear and try to find some open road.
 

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Also, if you notice the bike getting real hot in a traffic jam or somin... don't think that turning it off will help. CAUSE IT WON'T! Just look at your temp gauge next time you get home and turn off the bike...the temp goes up...NOT DOWN! The best idea is to just leave it running as long as the fan is going and the temp light isn't on. You're ok! Beyond that...the bike in motion is always best... if you or the bike can't take it more...that's why god created sholders and lane splitting!
 

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I had the same questions when I first started up my ninja. Because my radiator cap was bad for all that time and after I replaced it, I didnt know how hot the bike could get. I was told between 180-260 (i dont remember exactly so correct me if im wrong) is okay. Aabout 220, my fan came on and it stayed at 220. I asked a bike friend of mine and he says these temps are normal, espcially in our hot climates grafixx. :dthumb:
 
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