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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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How hot does your bike run in 90 degree weather?

Looking for info on how hot everyones bikes run in hot weather. Especially stop and go traffic.

Mine does ok when moving get with 1/4 of H. When in stop and go traffic or city light to light traffic pushes limit on H. I am afraid I am going to overheat the engine. Also, when really hot the stator voltage drops dramatically.

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it was 114 degrees with 74% dew point/humidity today, tropical conditions. She was getting pretty warm in stop and go traffic. Thermostat reading was at half. She still ran good though. I change my coolant every year, call me crazy but I think it helps from over heating.

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I have run in stop and go and as hot as 95 degrees. Never gone over 1/2 on the heat gauge

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So in other words I have a problem.

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Looking for info on how hot everyones bikes run in hot weather. Especially stop and go traffic.

Mine does ok when moving get with 1/4 of H. When in stop and go traffic or city light to light traffic pushes limit on H. I am afraid I am going to overheat the engine. Also, when really hot the stator voltage drops dramatically.
I think my needle stays. Right up in the middle on hot days. Don't remember it going any higher. Just curious. Is your fan coming on before it reaches halfway? And what are you running in it for coolant?
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95+ degree, mine gets over to the thermometer emblem on the gauge as I stop. Gets back down slightly as it's moving. Under 95 degrees, It runs just at a third of the gauge.

Checked with the local dealer on a thermostat,,,,,,,,,, he said 49.49,,,, I left in a hurry.
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Rode all day today in 94 degrees. Temperature never got above midway point. Fan didn't come on much.

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Fan comes on about 3/4 up I think; not sure really. Running unknown anti-freeze mix. I will drain, replace thermostat and pressure cap. Hopefully I can find the parts locally.

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Mine runs 1/4- 1/2 in stop and go 90+ degree temps the fan pops on at the 1/2 way mark I know this because it feels like an oven door opening up when that little fan.kicks on

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Mine runs 1/4- 1/2 in stop and go 90+ degree temps the fan pops on at the 1/2 way mark I know this because it feels like an oven door opening up when that little fan.kicks on
Ha ha yeah it does.
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