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Getting Really Hot
I have an '89 FZR400, and riding it in traffic is terrible because it gets really hot really quick. I was just reading the other post about the manual switch, and I've already installed one so I can turn the fan on once I start the bike.
Anyone have any ideas? I heard before that its just the bike itself and its year, and theres nothing you can do. Is that true or anyone have ideas?
Team No Team
Have you tried....
1. Flushing the cooling system..When was the last time u did that?
2. If its been a while, add in some of that stuff that cleans out deposits in your rad while flushing
3. Check you ratio, is it still 50/50?
4. For the summer, you can try running a ratio with more water like 70/30 (waterant). Water keeps it cool, coolant keeps it from freezing is what my understanding is. That's why race bikes run 100% water, max cooling, and no slippery stuff on the track with coolant.
5. Redline water wetter - goes for 12-16 bucks a bottle. Red fluid that lowers core temperature 10-20 degrees. Used a lot in cars, dump one bottle into the cooling system, instant drop in temps. For a bike, probably use like 1/4 of a bottle.
Team No Team
One more trick...From the mustang book of tricks...
I'm not sure what thermostat u use, but on my mustang the stock one is 195 degrees. I changed to a 180 degree one and my car runs a lot cooler, albeit a bit richer, because the cooling system opens sooner at a lower temperature.... This would probably work on bikes as well